High School Sports

Volleyball Warriors earn feel-good victory at home

TURLOCK -- With her 13th kill of the night, Debbie Vander Schaaf put a fitting end on a Cal State Stanislaus volleyball sweep of visiting Bethany University.

The Warriors beat the Bruins 30-14, 30-24, 30-28 on Wednesday in front of 200 fans. Stanislaus (4-10) was happy for the support and the efficient victory.

"We knew our next stretch of games were against teams that were beatable," Vander Schaaf said. "We wanted to use this game as a kick start to all of that."

Head coach Chris Difani said she was able to use more players in the second and third games, switching the rotations to see what worked.

"I'm very happy with how we did," Difani said. "We need to beat teams like that in three."

Oakdale's Kara Hazen had six kills for Bethany (6-5).

MODESTO JC 3, COLUMBIA 1, at Sonora -- Amanda Musso had nine of the Pirates' 21 service aces in a 30-16, 30-32, 30-15, 30-24 nonconference victory.

"We worked their rotation," head coach Dave Winfrey said. "It turned out we were able to hit to the player who had the hardest time with the ball. We were trying to keep the ball away from Jennifer Hendy, their strongest player."

Kelsey Wingo had 16 kills for Modesto (7-3), which is ranked 14th in Northern California and 28th in the state. Corrisa Jacomini had 23 digs and Brittany Nielsen 22 assists.


MJC 24, SANTA ROSA 18, at Santa Rosa -- Heavyweight Jared Pitassi made the difference for the Pirates. Pitassi defeated David Nagy 5-0 to clinch the Pirates' first Big 8 Conference victory.

"We haven't beaten Santa Rosa in quite a while," coach Gary Fischer said. "We were both still a little rusty, still in need of a little conditioning."Women's Water Polo

MJC 15, SAC CITY 2 -- The Pirates dominated in their first Big 8 Conference game as four players scored multiple goals. Goalie Lorna Lynott had seven blocks and three steals for Modesto (8-1, 1-0 Big 8).