The Cal State Stanislaus men’s soccer team had not beaten Sonoma State at Rohnert Park in the California Collegiate Athletic Association – until Friday afternoon.
Jose Ramirez scored his eighth goal this season, and Josh Jacobs notched the first goal of his career in Stanislaus’ 2-0 win. The Warriors (12-2-1, 6-2-1), look to solidify their position in the regional rankings against fifth-ranked Humboldt State on Sunday. Stanislaus is tied for third in the CCAA, one point behind Cal Poly Pomona and seven behind Cal State Dominguez Hills.
The Warriors had gone 0-12-2 at Rohnert Park until their breakthrough win. Ramirez scored in the 42nd minute and Jacobs, a defender, provided insurance in the 85th minute off a Gerardo Cazares corner kick. Cazares leads the conference with seven assists. Russ Klabough made six saves for the Warriors.
Warriors women tie Sonoma – Stanislaus (9-3-3, 4-2-3) savored its scoreless tie against Sonoma State (10-1-3, 7-0-2), ranked eighth in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. Sonoma had won eight consecutive matches.
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“I was very pleased with our effort today. We played with a lot of heart and battled for 110 minutes,” Stanislaus coach Gabriel Bolton said.
Chelsea Lewandowski led the Warriors’ defense with a season-high eight saves. The shutout Friday was Stanislaus’ seventh.
Revenge win for MJC – A goal in the 78th minute by Erika Steele held up for the win, as Modesto Junior College (11-4, 5-3) blanked Delta 1-0 at home on Friday to avenge an earlier loss to the Mustangs (11-2-2, 4-2-2). The win vaulted Modesto into second place in the Big 8 Conference. Yaritza Arista assisted on Steele’s goal, and goalkeeper Ashley Almeida registered six saves.
Pirates win third in a row – Sergio Espindola’s goal in the first minute held up for the MJC men in a 1-0 win over Delta. The third consecutive win for the Pirates (10-6, 2-2) also was keyed by Apram Apram with five saves. Modesto is tied for second in the Big 8 with four games left.
Late pin wins it for Modesto – A match-ending, second-round pin by heavyweight Jose Garcia lifted MJC (5-2, 2-0) to a 27-24 Coast Conference win at Santa Rosa. The Pirates twice had fallen to Santa Rosa during the North Duals last weekend.
Also winning by fall were Christian Vasquez (125) and Noor Kathem (165). Earning decisions were Mark Taijeron (149), Josh Peterson (157) and Luke Brewer (197).
Warriors beaten at San Bernardino – Stanislaus failed to keep pace with 22nd-ranked Cal State San Bernardino during its 3-0 CCAA loss. Stanislaus (12-7, 6-7) fell 25-9, 25-19, 25-13. Blair Ehrlich had nine kills and Jocelyn Cervantes seven for the Warriors.
Diablo Valley stops Pirates – MJC (5-12, 1-6) captured the third set but eventually was beaten 3-1 at home by Diablo Valley in Big 8 action. Modesto was beaten 25-18, 26-24, 17-25, 25-20, with Sierra Duggan and Monica Perez accounting for seven kills apiece. Camille Flores had 33 assists and Cheyenne Collins worked for her 17 digs.
Pirates remain in second place – MJC, the reigning Big 8 and Northern California champion, picked up another second-place finish behind Sierra at Butte Creek Country Club. Parker Pilati topped the Pirates with a 79.
Doubles team in semifinals – The Warriors’ Jessica Laurie and J’Ana Diamond, seeded second, reached the doubles semifinals of the second annual Warrior Invitational.