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Local Digest: MJC women’s soccer ties school record

At center, Arista Yaritza (5) of MJC is congratulated by teammates Tyler Fenton (18) and Harleen Pabla (13) after her goal during a soccer victory against Sierra on Friday, Oct. 10, at the MJC West soccer field.
At center, Arista Yaritza (5) of MJC is congratulated by teammates Tyler Fenton (18) and Harleen Pabla (13) after her goal during a soccer victory against Sierra on Friday, Oct. 10, at the MJC West soccer field. dnoda@modbee.com

The Modesto Junior College women’s soccer team keeps on rolling.

Yaritza Arista had a goal and two assists as the team tied a school record for consecutive unbeaten games to start the season with a 3-1 victory over Sierra on Friday.

MJC improved to 12-0-1 and tied the 2008 that began 13-0, according to coach Steve Aristotelous. The Pirates play at Stockton on Tuesday against Delta College.

Arista scored on an assist from Harleen Pabla in the 13th minute. Five minutes later, Arista fed Pabla, who converted a cross for a 2-0 lead. Sierra closed the gap to one in the 67th minute, but 17 minutes later, Viss converted a pass from Arista for the game’s final tally.

“It was a hard-fought match,” Aristotelous said. “You could see the intensity on the field.”

MJC goalie Elizabeth Amaya had five saves.

Stanislaus women’s soccer – Mikayla Clifford scored twice and Sabrina Williamson and Katelyn Nebesnick eached had a score to lead the Warriors to a 4-1 lead over host UC San Diego 4-2.

The Warriors improved to 11-1-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association while UCSD dropped to 4-5-2, 1-3-1 CCAA.

The Tritons naturally focused on Jade Poon, the talented Cal State Stanislaus star who leads the California Colllegiate Athletic Association and is fifth in NCAA Division II with 11 goals.

That helped showcase the Warriors’ deep roster.

“The great thing about this team is we have numerous players that can score,” Stanislaus coach Gabe Bolton said. “We don't just rely on one person. I think that makes us tough to defend.

“We executed the offensive game plan to near perfection. The movement and finishing by the forwards was really dynamic.”

Stanislaus led 3-0 at halftime before UCSD trimmed it to 3-2 midway through the second half. Clifford eased the pressure in the 84th minute with a goal with help from Williamson and Poon.

Poon had two assists for the Warriors, who return to action Sunday with a road game at Cal Poly Pomona.

Stanislaus men’s soccer – The Warriors ended in a 1-1 draw with UC San Diego after double overtime. Rafael Chavez scored on assist from Gerardo Cazares in the 36th minute. Stanislaus (4-4-3, 2-1-2 CCAA) could not break through again and the Tritons (8-3-1, 3-1-1 CCAA) tied the game in the 63rd minute on Sean Pleskow’s unassisted shot from the penalty spot.

Stanislaus volleyball – Blair Ehrlich and Lindsay Skadeland each had five kills, but it wasn’t enough to help the Warriors overcome Sonoma State. The Seawolves won its 14th consecutive match against the Warriors with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-11 victory.

The Warriors fell to 1-9 in the CCAA and 1-13 overall. Sonora is 8-2, 10-4.

The last time the Warriors won at Rohnert Park was in 2002.

MJC men’s soccer – Humberto Salcedo scored for the Prates, but it wasn’t enough in a 3-1 loss to West Hills. The team travels to Taft on Tuesday.

MJC women’s water polo – Rebekah Groteguth had three goals, but the Pirates were overwhelmed by Saddleback 21-7 at the Ventura Tournament. The Pirates fell to 1-9 overall.

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