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Local Digest: MJC women’s soccer team settles for tie after giving up two-goal lead

The Modesto Junior College women’s soccer team was 30 minutes from a perfect 3-0 week.

The Pirates didn’t quite make it.

MJC watched a 2-0 lead evaporate in 10 minutes and ended up with a 2-2 draw against visiting Santa Rosa Junior College on Friday.

“At the beginning of the week, I would've happily walked away with a 2-0-1, but this was a bit of a bitter ending,” MJC coach Steve Aristotelous said. “We will regroup and refocus our energies on Cosumnes River College.”

The Pirates opened the scoring when Jenna Viss served in a ball that was knocked in by a defender. MJC was up 1-0 at halftime. In the second half, the Pirates hit the post twice and then scored when Viss capitalized on a Marissa Rouse assist.

Moments later, Santa Rosa sent in a free kick from 40 yards away that bounced in front of the Pirates’ goalkeeper and into the goal. The momentum shifted and Santa Rosa tied it 10 minutes later.

MJC is now 10-0-1 on the season.

MJC men’s soccer – The Pirates let another game slip away, falling 4-3 to host Cosumnes River College. Martin Castorena, Bruce Ocana and Andres Garcia scored for MJC.

“Once again, we started off our game with energy and then we let the game slip away from us,” MJC coach Sebastian Gutierrez said. “These young men fought with all their might and came up short.”

MJC next faces Fresno City College on Tuesday at home.

Stanislaus women’s soccer — Kirsten Coleman scored in the 12th minute and Mikayla Clifford scored off a Coleman assist to give the 17th-ranked Warriors a 2-0 home victory over Humboldt State.

Stanislaus goalie Chelsea Lewandowski made four saves to record the shutout.

Stanislaus men’s soccer — Chuck Pitts’ goal in the 72nd minute was the only shot that found the back of the net as Humboldt State recorded its first win over Stanislaus in 13 meetings.

The Warriors suffered their first defeat in the California Collegiate Athletic Association this season (1-1-1) and are now 3-4-2 overall.

Stanislaus women’s volleyball — Cal State Los Angeles swept the Warriors 25-20, 25-19, 26-24. Stanislaus fell to 1-7 in the CCAA. Jocelyn Cervantes led Stanislaus with 10 kills and Hanna Green had 17 assists.