It's easy to laugh when you're winning.
For the third time this season, the Modesto Junior College women's soccer team came from behind to win. The Pirates defeated Skyline 3-1 on Friday to stay undefeated.
"We're building character the hard way," coach Steve Aristotelous said.
The Pirates, ranked 10th in the country by nscaa.com, trailed 1-0 at halftime. Abby Barton tied the game by collecting a loose ball in front of the net early in the second half. Carly Genzoli and Amber Omstead hooked up for the other two goals with Genzoli bringing the ball down the field twice and crossing it to Omstead in front of the goal.
Modesto plays its fourth game in six days today against visiting Feather River at 1 p.m.
SONOMA STATE 3, STANISLAUS 0, at Turlock — The Warriors were defeated in their California Collegiate Athletic Association opener. Jen Gee led Cal State Stanislaus with 10 kills and seven digs in the 25-14, 24-19, 25-16 victory for the Seawolves. With the loss, Stanislaus fell to 3-5 overall. Sonoma State improved to 7-1. The Warriors will host Humboldt State today at 7 p.m.
High School Tennis
TURLOCK GOES 2-1, at Clovis — No. 1 singles player Elise Cusenza won three matches without losing a set, and the Bulldogs won two of three matches at the 96-team California High School Invitational. Turlock beat Bakersfield 5-1 and Highlands of Bakersfield 4-2, and lost to Clovis West 5-1. Modesto lost to Stockdale of Bakersfield 5-1 and Loretto of Sacramento 6-0.
High School Soccer
DENAIR 4, RIPON CHR. 2, at Ripon — Jose Rodriguez scored two goals and goalie Garrett Bordenza tallied 12 saves to lead the Coyotes over the Knights. Tim Hoeksema scored twice for Ripon Christian.