MJC women net victory over Delta

It was good to get back on the winning track.

After dropping its first game of the season Friday, the Modesto Junior College women's soccer team looked sharp in a 3-0 shutout of visiting Delta on Tuesday.

Cassie Gause scored in her fourth consecutive Big 8 Conference game, and Abby Barton and Jessica Frahm also found the back of the net.

The Pirates (14-1, 4-1 Big 8) moved up to third in the country despite the loss, which was at No. 9 American River. Three teams of the top 10 teams in the poll are in the Big 8 Conference. Modesto plays host to No. 5 Santa Rosa on Friday at 3:30 p.m.


MJC 1, WEST HILLS 0, at Lemoore -- Roberto "Beto" Ellis-Lopez scored in the eighth minute off an assist from Hormoz Maragoul and the Pirates' defense did the rest. Mark Weigand stopped three shots for Modesto (6-6-4) in the nonconference game.


CSUS 7TH, at Chico -- Cal State Stanislaus finished seventh at the InterWest Wildcat Classic while California Collegiate Athletic Association rival Sonoma State won the team title. The Warriors shot 916 as a team, led by redshirt freshman Trevor Blair. He shot a 228, which tied for 18th.

Sonoma State's Jarin Todd shot under-par for the second day in a row to earn medalist honors (214) while three others tied for second at even-par on the par-72 Butte Creek Country Club course.


MJC 4TH, at Vallejo -- Mare Island Golf Club posed one of the Pirates' toughest threats of the season as Modesto finished fourth in a Big 8 Conference meet at 388. Sacramento City won the team title with a 337. Amanda Agostini led Modesto with the third lowest score of the day, an 85 on the par-72 course.