College Roundup: Warrior soccer team gives Sonoma a good test

TURLOCK -- For a while, the conditions looked favorable for the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team.

Stanislaus held California Collegiate Athletic Association leader Sonoma State scoreless through the first half Friday.

But when the rain started pounding, so did the Seawolves' attack. Sonoma defeated Stanislaus 2-1 at Warrior Field, scoring two goals in five minutes early in the second half.

Dennis Wolfe kept Stanislaus (3-9-3, 2-6-2 CCAA) from getting shut out, drilling a header past Sonoma goalkeeper Brook Johnson in the 70th minute.

Wolfe passed the ball outside to Matt Santinello, then dashed in front of the net to help clear a scoring path. He didn't expect to be the one finishing the play.

"The guy defending me, I got behind him and there was the ball," Wolfe said. "It was nice at least to make it close."

Sonoma (12-2-1, 10-0 CCAA) defeated Stanislaus 3-0 in Rohnert Park on Sept. 14. The Warriors play host to Humboldt State at 2 p.m. Sunday.

MODESTO JC 2, AMERICAN RIVER 2, at Sacramento -- MJC (7-4-3, 3-1-1 Big 8) goalie Mark Wiegand had two big saves, one in the first half to keep the score 0-0 and one in the second that prevented ARC (2-1-1 Big 8) from taking a 2-1 lead.

Victor Perez and Josh Handley scored for Modesto. Poor field conditions made for a very sloppy game.

Women's Soccer

CSU STANISLAUS 0, SONOMA ST. 0, at Turlock -- In the first half, the Warriors (8-6-2, 6-2-2 CCAA) spent much of the time fighting off Sonoma (6-6-2, 2-6-2).

But in the second half and both overtime periods, it was the Warriors controlling the game. They pounded out 13 of their 14 shots after the first half and had multiple scoring opportunities.

"The second half we played fantastic," Warriors coach Gabe Bolton said. "We really dominated, had great possessions and had a lot of chances. We just couldn't stick it in the back of the net."

It was a physical match, with play stopped several times for injuries. There were 27 fouls, and Sonoma was issued two cautions.

Stanislaus goalie Jessica Sitarz had seven saves, notching her seventh shutout.

The Warriors, ranked No. 8 in the Far West Region, finish their home schedule Sunday with an 11:30 a.m. CCAA match against Humboldt State. It will be Senior Day for Jenna Coates, Cherie Early, Petra Schaaf and Kasie Rozario.

MJC 3, SIERRA 1, at Rocklin -- Steve Aristotelous' 100th victory as the Pirates' coach was one he'll never forget. Modesto (9-2-1, 4-1-1 Big 8) beat Sierra (7-4-3, 2-2-3) using four goalies in a driving rain.

With three goalkeepers injured, Aristotelous rotated four field players in front of the net. Makayla Whitney and Brittany Randle made three saves, and Amanda Quimby and Jannelli Arregue two.

Carly Genzoli had a goal and an assist. Vanessa Stanfield and Lucero Villasenor also scored. Aristotelous said the Pirates played "fearless" ball for 90 minutes, making it one of the best games he's been a part of in his seven years at Modesto JC.


DELTA 3, MODESTO JC 0, at Stockton -- Allison Mikkelson had 12 kills and Allison Perkins nine digs, but the Pirates (12-5, 3-2 Big 8) fell 30-21, 30-16, 30-24.

HUMBOLDT ST. 3, CSU STANISLAUS 0, at Turlock -- The Lumberjacks (8-10, 4-6 CCAA), led by former Ripon High star Danielle Wells with 13 kills, handed the Warriors (5-16, 1-9) a 30-28, 30-28, 30-26 defeat. Stanislaus got nine kills, three aces and 11 digs from Debbie Vander Schaaf. Nicole Musso and Caitlin Steffeck had eight kills, and Megan Britton 25 digs.

"We played good volleyball tonight. We just couldn't get over the hump and finish the games," Stanislaus coach Chris Difani said. "We are a young team and we can get a lot better."