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Pirate men record soccer upset

The Modesto Junior College men's soccer team scored three goals after halftime to beat No. 1 Chabot 3-2 in a nonconference game Tuesday.

California Community College Soccer News had Chabot listed as the top team in the state, and MJC 28th, heading into the game.

Assistant coach Josh Berbena said he and head coach Darrel Wilkins talked to the Pirates about the rankings before they met. Berbena said the players understood the magnitude of the victory.

"This is a big-time upset," Berbena said. "The guys showed the character of the team (by) coming from behind twice to win the game."

Martin Molina scored 15 minutes into the second half off a cross from Victory Perez to tie the game 1-1. The Gladiators (4-1) answered with a goal seven minutes later. The Pirates (4-2-2) tied the game again on a Perez goal in the 75th minute. He scored off a throw-in to make the game 2-2.

During injury time, in the 92nd minute, Brian Pires scored from 35 yards away to put Modesto over the top.

Berbena said it was the Pirates' biggest victory in three years, since beating powerhouse Fresno City in 2004.

Women's Soccer

MJC 4, LOS MEDANOS 0, at Pittsburg -- Vanessa Stanfield scored three goals and Lence Montero became the Pirates' all-time assist leader, adding two for a total of 24. She surpassed Jessica Hendricks, who had 22.

Stanfield has scored eight goals in her last two games to close in on Katie Cooke's two-season record of 51. Stanfield now has 50. Jackie Ibanez also scored for MJC (6-0).

Women's Soccer

OLIVERA HONORED -- Bobby Olivera was named the California Conference Athletic Association cross country Runner of the Week after winning the Stanislaus Invitational on Saturday. Olivera finished the 8-kilometer race around campus in 25 minutes, 13 seconds. He was 25 seconds ahead of teammate Vicente Moreno.

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