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MJC silences another rival in women's soccer

In a women's soccer rematch of last season's first-round playoff, it was no contest for Modesto Junior College.

The Pirates defeated visiting Foothill 5-0 with two second-half goals by Vanessa Stanfield to complete the shutout.

Foothill was missing four players due to injury. Modesto coach Steve Aristotelous said like his team's previous three early-season victories, most players got in the game.

But the routs are doing nothing to prepare the Pirates (4-0) for this year's postseason.

"The bad thing is the girls who have played in the system, they need to get quicker, but we try not to kill the other team at the same time," Aristotelous said. "You don't want to score 15."

Abby Barton, Chelsi Bledsoe and Lucero Villasenor also scored for Modesto. Carly Genzoli had two assists and Stanfield had one.

COLUMBIA VOLLEYBALL -- Students with valid identification cards will be admitted free to this season's home games, starting tonight with Butte at 7 p.m.

The Claim Jumpers are hoping to attract families with special ticket pricing, including $4 general admission and $2 for seniors. They'll host the Columbia Classic on Sept. 22.

Columbia won two matches last season, but hopes to challenge in the Central Valley Conference with returning players Angie Croshaw, Caitie Deatsch, Jennifer Hendy and Sharolitt Champoux leading the charge.

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