Local Colleges: Warriors' Justesen medalist again

California State Stanislaus golfer Erick Justesen is becoming the man to watch.

Justesen repeated as the individual medalist at the Sonoma State Invitational on Tuesday, shooting 3-under 69 in the third round at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club.

Justesen, who earned All-American status at the Division II Championships by finishing ninth this spring, entered the final round one stroke behind Sonoma's Jarin Todd.

Todd, the 2006 California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Year, finished 20th at nationals last spring. Tuesday, he finished second, one stroke behind Justesen's 15-under 201. Justesen and Todd both set a course record with 63s on Monday's second round. Justesen opened tournament play Monday with a 69.

As a team, the Warriors came in sixth with a total of 868, which was 19 shots behind winner Chico State. The Wildcats edged Sonoma State by two strokes.

This fall, Justesen has now scored 69 or lower in five consecutive rounds and turned in six under-par scores in three tournaments.

Women's Soccer

MJC 0, ARC 0, at Sacramento -- The last time these teams met, on Sept. 28, American River defeated Modesto JC 3-1. The Pirates (11-3-3, 4-4-2 in Big 8) kept things even Tuesday, possibly giving themselves home-field advantage through the first two playoff games.

Goalie Dana White has returned from a fractured left hip and had 13 saves in a complete game Tuesday. Coach Steve Aristotelous said several players are suffering from nagging injuries and were exhausted after the game.

"To tie a big team like that at home is huge," Aristotelous said. "We're getting back on track. Having a keeper gave us a lot more confidence back there."

Field players have been filling in at goal the last three weeks.

Men's Cross Country

STANISLAUS MEN THIRD -- After finishing second in the CCAA Championships on Saturday, the Warriors leaped from eighth to third in the Far West Regional Poll.

It is the highest ranking ever for Stanislaus, behind No. 1 Chico State and No. 2 Western Washington, announced by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association.