TURLOCK -- Now that's a home meet.
Frier and Olivera victorious; Beyer's Esparza 5th in Concord
Holding the Stanislaus Invitational on the Cal State Stanislaus campus for the first time Saturday, the hosts got first-place finishes from Erin Frier in the women's six-kilometer race and Bobby Olivera in the men's 8K.
The Warrior men and women easily captured team titles in the low-key season-opening meet, which also included Cal State Monterey Bay and Holy Names and served as a preview for the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships to be held at Stanislaus on Oct. 20.
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The newly designed campus-loop, figure-8 course replaced the one at Modesto's Legion Park.
"Here we can showcase our campus," said Stanislaus coach Kim Duyst. "The course features some grass, some dirt, not all pavement and it's very scenic. We really need to work in cross country to make it more of a spectator sport."
Frier clocked 22 minutes, 22 seconds, leading from start to finish. Teammate Cherise McNair (22:59) was second.
Olivera was timed in 25:13, 25 seconds ahead of teammate Vicente Moreno.
BEYER, at Nike/De La Salle Invitational (Concord) -- Crystal Esparza of Beyer was fifth in 18:36 over the 3-mile Newhall Park course and the Patriot girls placed 16th as a team.
No. 16 UC SAN DIEGO 3, CSU STANISLAUS 0, at Turlock -- The Warriors (3-10, 0-4 CCAA) fell 30-12, 30-28, 30-28 to the Tritons (8-4, 2-2). Nicole Musso, Megan Loghry and Caitlin Steffeck had seven kills for Stanislaus, which played well Friday in a loss to No. 18-ranked Cal State L.A.
In Game 2, Megan Britton of Stanislaus served eight straight points to pull the Warriors within 29-28. In Game 3, Loghry made two consecutive kills to start a 6-1 run that tied it at 28-28 before back-to-back San Diego kills ended the match.
MJC, at Allan Hancock Classic (Santa Maria) -- Modesto (6-3) swept host Hancock 30-20, 30-18, 30-22 and stopped Porterville 30-26, 28-30, 30-20, 30-22.
Against Hancock, Stephanie Doerksen had nine kills, Elizabeth Guiterrez five aces and Corrisa Jacomini 12 digs.
Against Porterville, Kelsey Wingo had 16 kills, Doerksen 13 digs and Brittany Nielson five aces and 23 assists.
JC Men's Water Polo
MJC, at Delta Tournament (Stockton) -- The Pirates (5-4) finished the two-day tourney 3-1 after defeating Ohlone 15-4 and De Anza 17-4.
Daniel Hunt, Cody Alkire, Vitaly Polovin, Andrew Pedersen and Kennan Kayser had two goals against Ohlone. Scott Bryant had four and Pedersen three against De Anza.
Goalies Miguel Castillo and Nick Hafer combined for 11 saves against Ohlone and nine against De Anza.
High School Water Polo
ATWATER INVITATIONAL, at Johansen High -- In the championship game of the two-day tourney, Johansen (12-2) lost 8-2 to a Granite Bay squad that Johansen coach Brent Bohlender calls the section favorite in Division II.
The Vikings' Brad Fuller and Sean Towers scored against Granite Bay. Earlier, Johansen downed Modesto 10-2 as Fuller had four goals and Steven Solario two, and defeated Lincoln 6-3 with the help of four Fuller goals.
Turlock (5-5) beat Del Oro 10-6 and Sanger 9-7 Saturday, finishing sixth in the 16-team A division. Brian Keesey had three goals against Del Oro. Against Sanger, Eric Bonander had four goals and Taylor Sellers three.
High School Soccer
PATTERSON, at Mustang Classic (Foothill-Sacramento) -- Gerardo Cortez scored twice to lead Patterson (10-2) to a 3-0 win over Tokay in the third-place game. Sergio Hinojosa, who scored five goals during the tournament to lead Patterson in that category, contributed two assists against Tokay.
Earlier Saturday, Patterson beat Center 5-2 as Rafael Alcantar scored twice.