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MJC volleyball rolls once again

The Modesto Junior College volleyball team made it six wins in a row Wednesday.

The Pirates used a balanced attack and tough serving in games 2 and 3 of a 30-27, 30-20, 30-24 victory over American River.

Kelsey Wingo had 13 kills and four blocks for MJC (10-3, 1-0 Big 8), and Brittany Nielsen four aces, 24 assists and 14 digs.

Women’s Water Polo

MODESTO JC 14, MERCED 7, at Modesto — Katrina Griffith and Collette Lash scored four goals for Modesto (10-1, 2-0) and goalie Lorna Lynott had 12 blocks.

Men’s Water Polo

MERCED 15, MODESTO JC 9, at Modesto — Merced used a 6-0 run in the second half to pull away from the Pirates (9-5, 0-1 Big 8).

College Women’s Soccer

CHICO ST. 3, CSU STANISLAUS 1, at Turlock — Chico (7-4, 5-2 California Collegiate Athletic Association) led 2-0 at the half. Courtney Quan scored in the 25th minute, and Katie Kause headed one in off a corner kick.

The Warriors had opportunities to score in the first half, but nothing found the net.

“In the first 20 minutes, we created a lot of chances and just got unlucky,” head coach Gabe Bolton said.

Bri McClain of Stanislaus (6-5-1, 5-1) scored her fifth goal of the season two minutes into the second half. She took a pass from Cherie Early and kicked a beautiful crossing shot from the right side that found the side of the net.

Chico created breathing room in the 63rd minute when Angie Goulding scored on a header off a corner kick.

The Warriors complete the first half of the CCAA schedule in first place in the North Division. They play host to Cal State Los Angeles on Friday at 4 p.m., following the men’s game at 1:30.

College Men’s Soccer

CHICO ST. 1, CSU STANISLAUS 0, at Turlock — The stalemate was broken in the 64th minute by Ian Hilgart, who put a pass from Mike Gardner past goalkeeper Mando Herrera for his first goal of the season. Hilgart shot from 10 feet out. Herrera dove and got a hand on it, but it rolled just inside the post.

Chico State (6-7, 3-4 CCAA) kept possession most of the last 25 minutes, though the Warriors (2-6-3, 1-4-2) got several looks at the net, including two corner kicks with less than two minutes to go.Each team had just one shot on goal in the first half.

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