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Another Pirate becomes a San Jose State Spartan:
Jamie Becerra is the second Pirate in as many seasons to be recruited by the San Jose State Spartans. She will play along fellow Pirate alum, Yaritza Arista. Jamie was a first team All-America selection this season, and was picked up by the Spartans after one semester at MJC. "It's difficult to leave in one semester, but Jamie was a qualifier out of high school, giving her the opportunity to leave if she had a great season. Jamie was so impressive, that San Jose scooped her up before we hit mid September. It will be exciting to watch two MJC Pirates play together next year for the Spartans. She has already left our program and is training with them so she can get a jump on the fall season", head coach Steve Aristotelous.
Viss debuts with Sonoma State, scores first goal of the match.
Arista nets goal in first action for San Jose State.
Why play for Modesto and in the Big 8 Conference? Arguably the toughest conference in the nation, where Modesto competes every year with elite competition. The past ten years in review of teams advancing in playoffs:
Modesto 14-8, Two State Final Four appearances
Santa Rosa 18-9 State Champion, state finalist, state final four
American River College 15-6 Three Final Four appearances
Cosumnes River College 15-9 State Finals, State Final Four
Sierra College 11-9 State Final Four appearance
Diablo Valley Colege 1-8
San Joaquin Delta College 0-6
Sacramento City College 0-1
Viss to Sonoma State: The 24th ranked team in Division II, Sonoma State Seawolves landed an athletic goal scorer in Jenna Viss. "Emiria (head coach) runs a fantastic program, all of her teams work hard and are winners. Jenna will be a great addition, and will thrive under her tutelage. She has grown tremendously here, and will continue to grow as a person and soccer player at Sonoma. Their program is renown for their high work rate and intensity, we are confident that Jenna will adapt seamlessly to the next chapter of her education and soccer career." Steve Aristotelous
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Arista signs with San Jose State, watch the link below of her new coach Lauren Hanson discussing her impact to the Spartans
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Make sure to scroll down after coach Hanson's interview to watch a highlight reel from a match of Yari's.
(TOP and BOTTOM) 2015 MJC State Final Four team with US Olympic and World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain
Final Poll Comes out: Pirates Finish 10th in the nation for second straight season!!!
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State Third Place
The Pirates couldn't have picked a better time to find their first win ever at Santa Rosa Junior College. After years of trying to find a road win, MJC broke the streak and at the same time landed themselves in the California State Final Four. Tyler Fenton scored ten minutes into the match after receiving a pass from Andrea Zaragoza. The 1-0 margin carried into the half, then the #1 seed Bear Cubs woke up and started to pound the Pirates for the first fifteen minutes of the second half. "I was concerned because we lost our fight, we played so well the first half and just came out flat", Steve Aristotelous. Shortly after the onslaught, the Pirates countered and Maddy Adams found Yaritza Arista who blasted the ball into the net. With twenty minutes left, the Bear Cubs answered, but the Pirates were able to thwart the comeback, handing Santa Rosa their first loss of the season and landing MJC into the next round where the find another tough task versus one loss Rio Honda of Whittier. "I am confident in our teams ability to compete with anyone. They have evolved from a team that plays "with" each other to a team that plays "for" each other. That attitude can bring MJC a state championship."
Tyler Fenton Yaritza Arista
Andrea Zaragoza Madeline Adams
Last year the Pirates won a thriller in the 120th minute as Jazlynn Satkamp calmly placed a penalty kick into the side net. This year the Pirates won in regulation with a pair of goals from Jenna Viss and a pair of assists from Yaritza Arista in the second half advancing the Pirates to their second straight elite 8 by the score of 2-0. "I thought we played very well today. When we decide to play for 90 minutes, I like our chances versus any opponent", Steve Aristotelous. Next up are the number one seed Santa Rosa Bear Cubs. Santa Rosa narrowly escaped Evergreen College after scoring a goal in the 117th minute, to tie the match, eventually defeating Evergreen in penalties.
Jenna Viss tallied a hat trick, Yaritza Arista scored twice, and Harleen Pabla scored on the afternoon. Assists went to Viss, Arista, Jessica Jauregui, Stephanie Gonzalez, and Andrea Zaragoza with two in the match. MJC faces SF CIty College, Tuesday, November 24, at 2:00 p.m. SF City College is a playoff veteran along with the Pirates which should mean an entertaining match for the fans. Other than Folsom College (third year program) the rest of the teams have experienced second round action. "Winning in the playoffs is an absolute measuring stick when defining a program. Of course doing well in the regular season is nice, but the post season is why everyone competes. Fortunately, we have had a long tradition of advancing not only into the second round, but rounds beyond that as well. It's important for a program and it's athletes to experience winning in the post season and we do that at MJC. Each round gets a little more challenging and we are playing a team that will be up for a big match, but it just makes the competition that much more exciting. There are only eight teams left in all of Northern California and I am proud that this team has earned the opportunity to be one of them", Steve Aristotelous
Other second round matches include: Fresno vs. Taft, Santa Rosa vs. Evergreen, Folsom Lake vs Cosumnes River College
Jenna Viss Yaritza Arista Harleen Pabla
Andrea Zaragoza Jessica Jauregui Stephanie Gonzaelz
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Modesto vs Las Positas College at Modesto 2:00 winner faces SF City College/DVC
Other first round matchups include:
Santa Rosa vs Ohlone
Delta vs CRC
Sierra vs Evergreen
Hartnell vs Folsom
Fresno vs Solano
Lassen vs Taft
2015 Big 8 Standings Final Standings:
1. Santa Rosa
3. Delta College
6. Cosumnes River College
7. American River College
8. Sacramento City College
Erika Steele put away a header off of a corner kick from Yaritza Arista with 11 minutes remaining in the match Friday versus San Joaquin Delta College. The Pirates, second in conference behind Santa Rosa, third in Northern California are awaiting to see who their first round match up will be in the playoffs. If the Pirates finish the season strong they will be hosting throughout the playoffs.
Less than 24 hours after defeating Ohlone College, the Pirates took the field and faced Golden Valley Conference Champions, Feather River College. Harleen Pabla scored the lone goal of the match off of an assist from Andrea Zaragoza. "I don't like playing three matches in a week, but I don't want to pass on the opportunity of playing quality opponents. Fortunately, we came out on the good side of both matches, and we have some time to recover before league", Steve Arisotelous. Goalkeepers Ashley Almeidea, Logan Larossa, along with defenders Erika Steele, Jazlynn Satkamp, Marissa Carillo, Lexi Halsey, and Harleen Pabla, have all been major contributors for the Pirates third straight shutout.
Ashley Almeida Logna Larossa
Erika Steele Jazlynn Satkamp Marissa Carillo Lexi Halsey
After a slow first half, the Pirates got moving scoring four second half goals to defeat Ohlone College 4-0. Yaritza Arista and Harleen Pabla notched two goals each, Arista also tallied two assists while Pabla notched one. Danae Rose-Freitas also had an assist on the afternoon helping improve the Pirates to a 5-1 record. Logan Larossa and Ashley Almeida combined for their second straight shutout.
Yaritza Arista Harleen Pabla
Logan Larossa Ashely Almeida
The Pirates went on the road to San Bruno Tuesday and defeated Skyline 3-0. Jenna Viss, Erika Steele (first collegiate goal), and Yaritza Arista each scored on the day. Andrea Zaragoza had two assitsts along with Arista. Ashley Almeida and Logan Larossa combined for the first shutout for the season.
Jenna Viss Erika Steele Yaritza Arista
Ashley Almeida Logan Larossa
Jenna Viss lead the way Saturday afternoon with a hat trick. Yaritza Arista and Danae Rose-Freitas had a pair of goals, followed by Maddy Adams, and Illiana Cajias (who scored her first ever career goal after joining the Pirates last season, having never played the sport). Assists on the day were Arista with three, Andrea Zaragoza with two, Tyler Fenton, Harleen Pabla, and Kiana Mavis who put Cajias onto goal. Logan Larossa and Ashley Almeida combined for the win. Next up for the Pirates is Skyline College of San Bruno, California. Kickoff Tuesday, September 15th, at 2:00 pm
Jenna Viss Yaritza Arista Danae Rose-Freitas Maddy Adams Illiana Cajias
Andrea Zaragoza Harleen Pabla Tyler Fenton Kiana Mavis
Logan Larossa Ashley Almeida
The Pirates played their first home match of the year defeating Chabot College 7-2. Yaritza Arista scored a hat trick, Andrea Zaragoza scored twice, Harleen Pabla and Jenna Viss capped the scoring with a goal a piece. Tyler Fenton and Danae Rose-Freitas eache tallied two assits, Zaragoza added one as well. Next match for the Pirates will be Saturday, September 12, versus East L.A. College. Ashley Almeida and Logan Larossa combined for the win.
Yaritza Arista Andrea Zaragoza Harleen Pabla Jenna Viss
Tyler Fenton Danae Rose-Freitas
Ashley Almeida Logan Larossa
After a tough 1-3 loss versus number two in the nation Fresno, the MJC pirates rebounded with a 7-1 win over Solano College. Jenna Viss and Harleen Pabla lead the way with a pair of goals each. Andrea Zaragoza, Tyler Fenton, and Kiana Mavis also notched their first goals of the young season. Yaritza Arista had three assists on the afternoon, Pabla had two, Maddy Adams, and Danae Rose-Freitas collected one each. Logan Larossa and Ashley Almeida combined for seven saves and the win.
Harleen Pabla Jenna Viss Andrea Zaragoza Tyler Fenton Kiana Mavis
Yaritza Arista Maddy Adams Danae Rose-Freitas
Logan Larossa Ashely Almeida
MJC has been announced as one of the top teams in the nation. During the past 14 years Modesto has finished ranked nationally five times and this team will set their sites to be number six. There is no rest for the Pirates this season, as they will open up their season at #2 Fresno City. The Rams have not lost a regular season home match in two years and at one time were Modesto's biggest rival when they both competed in the CVC. Modesto's last season in the CVC was in 2006 and claimed the championship before moving into the Big 8. Since that time the Rams have one the conference every single season. Other notable Big 8 teams that are nationally ranked are Cosumnes River College and Sierra College, cut and paste link above to have a look at the list.
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Rouse/Rocha arrive to Tennessee Tech
Marrisa Rouse (left) Jaimee Rocha (right)
Tennessee Tech press release below:
Jaimee Rocha and Marissa Rouse head to Tech after the pair enjoyed tremendous success at one of the top junior colleges in the nation while at Modesto Junior College in central California. This past year as sophomores, the talented tandem helped lead MJC to a school record 20 wins en route to a Big 8 conference championship, finishing the year in the top ten in the nation for junior colleges.
"I think when you look at Jaimee and Marissa, they played two years with one of the best junior college teams in California and went up against a number of highly competitive and skilled teams," Springthorpe noted on the incoming juniors. "They have collegiate experience and are older and more mature in the game than a true freshman. They have played collegiate level games and it shows in practice. They know what to expect in the weight room and on the training field."
Recognition and awards arrive into the New Year
Yaritza Arista was already named Big 8 MVP, she can now add Second Team All-American to her resume. Arista was one of 24 woman across the country named to the All-American Teams. "What a tremendous honor, and she deserves the honor, she is a fantastic soccer player," Steve Aristotelous. Arista led the conference in goals and points in the Big, and was unanimously voted MVP of the league.
MJC FINISHES 10th IN THE NATION
For the fifth time since 2005, the Pirates finish the season ranked in the top 20 in the nation (2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014). The 2014 team finished 10th overall after a historical run finishing their season as Big 8 Champions and setting a school record with 20 wins. See link to look at the final poll.
MJC season ends in double overtime, season in review, farewell to sophomore class
For a third straight match, the lady Pirates found themselves in an overtime match that ultimately was settled before dreaded penalty kicks. In the 108th minute on a set piece the CRC Hawks converted it ending the Pirates season. "Only one team out of thirty-two in the playoffs end the season happy, the post season is a tough animal, scouting reports and familiarity of opponents runs rampant; usually all of these matches are settled by a goal. At this point, I would like to talk about the records and high bar that has been set by this 2014 group. They are the first team to ever win a Big 8 Championship; their banner will soon be hanging in the gym. They hold the school record for longest streak without a defeat (14), they hold the school record for most wins in a season (20), and they hold the school record for best winning percentage (.875). When you are in the middle of a match or at a training session, it's hard as a coach to collect my thoughts and tell them how proud I am of all of them and how I think of them as my family during the fall. My sophomores are now leaving the program, and I hope they all finish their educations and do great things with their lives." Steve Aristotelous
Gabby Acosta--Met Gabby when she was in the 6th grade after her club coach contacted me to help train the team. A few years later she joined my club team and now is finishing at MJC. Gabby is the longest tenured player I have ever coached (9 years). She is always smiling and I am very thankful for all the years we have had together.
Elizabeth Amaya--I first saw Liz play at Central Valley High School. Their team was in need of a goalie and she converted to position as a senior. She came in and red-shirted and worked on her hands through indoor soccer. She started for us in the 2012 season, then returned to help guide us to the Big 8 Title with a big game for us at Sierra.
Erica Da Silva--The third sister to play at MJC. Erica is one of my favorite players to ever come through the program, her laughter and smile at practice is infectious, she is a genuine person who loves her teammates, and I will miss not having her out there bringing her positive energy. I will hear her laugh out on that field for the rest of my time at MJC.
Gabby Juarez--A quiet unassuming kid that I found in the indoor soccer league (thanks to a few of the men's soccer players). Gabby moved here from down south and played for the Legends soccer club (high end team). She has been our lock down left back for the past two seasons.
Danielle Nava--Always been a defender before arriving to MJC, but I couldn't pass up the speed to use up front. She strikes fear in defenses with her track like running abilities, and commanded the respect of teams to cheat to her side.
Jaimee Rocha--A natural soccer player, I wish I would've found her when she was younger to help my club team. Discovered her at a Hilmar High soccer match, her defensive grittiness and off season conditioning (running/lifting) has made her a division 1 recruit.
Marissa Rouse--"Rouse" has been with me since her sophomore year of high school. Like Gabby, we have been through a lot soccer together. She is very dedicated (off-season training) to get into the soccer shape needed to compete at a high level. She along with Rocha will probably head out of state together to play D1.
Allie Steele--Located Allie at the Pitman tournament where she demonstrated a fearlessness as a forward. My fondest memory of Allie was scoring the game winning goal against Delta last season then Gabby Acosta jumping in her arms celebrating the moment. Hardworking, very bright, and just a positive person, she will be missed.
Keisha Watson--Versatile athlete played both offense and defense for us, helped us tremendously in both positions getting us through the Mendocino match. She spent a lot of time in the weight room both seasons after suffering knee injuries as a youth. Understandably skeptical about returning to soccer, she has been a two-year contributor. I am glad she decided to play.
Haley Smithers (Not pictured)---Haley gave us valuable minutes as a forward and a defender. Like Keisha, she played several minutes in the back the last two playoff games and no goals were conceded in regulation time. Very skilled soccer player, and a very bright girl.
These sophomores are leaving behind a legacy where off-season conditioning, weight training, and spring matches versus four-year schools have become a norm at MJC. Combined with the freshman, the 20 win total they achieved this year will stand the test of time. Well done this year ladies, you are a special group.
MJC advances to the elite 8
Three days after a last minute goal the Pirates repeated the feat scoring again in the 119th minute versus Mendocino College, Tuesday afternoon on the MJC West campus. After a wild play in the box with the Pirates hitting the post then gathering the rebound, a hard foul was put on Harleen Pabla drawing a last minute and potential game winning penalty kick. "As soon as I saw the signal for pk I looked to grab Jaz's attention to take it. Jaz has been my go to girl since she was 13 years old, we have been through a lot of big matches together, she has always been clutch in big moments for her teams." Just has she has done for years, she calmly placed the ball in a near untouchable spot, yet again pushing the Pirates into the another playoff round. "Our defense was huge for us today, we have had some injuries and some of the girls have had to step up for the team." The back line was a combination of Gabby Juarez, Jazlynn Satkamp, Haley Smithers, Keisha Watson, and Cassandra Arteaga. Elizabeth Amaya had 5 saves.
Gabby Juarez Keisha Watson Cassandra Arteaga Haley Smithers (not pictured)
MJC defeats Delta with late heroics
MJC was trying to make history by tying the school record for wins with 19 on the year. Delta College was also trying to make history, by winning their first ever playoff game. In the end, the 2014 women's soccer team set another historical mark by winning their 19th match of the season, while the Mustangs will still have to search for their first ever playoff win. With the match tied 1-1, with a minute left in double overtime, Yaritza Arista served a ball across the mouth of the goal for Tyler Fenton to finish the goal and the match pushing the Pirates into the second round. After an early second half goal by Delta, the Pirates regrouped moments later when Andrea Zaragoza found the back of the net just after entering the match. "Dre had a great game for us today, she lit a fire under our team; a much needed fire. The game winning goal today was big time as well. Yari, didn't have the angle to shoot, dropped a great ball and Tyler knew she had to be on the back door, we work on it a lot at practice. The defense also was solid, we had to make a lot of changes after we lost Moriah Martinez to an injury. We always just stay the course and good things will happen when we do." Steve Aristotelous. Elizabeth Amaya had 6 saves on the afternoon. MJC is 4-0-1 in their last five matches versus the Mustangs.
Andrea Zaragoza Tyler Fenton
Jenna Viss Yaritza Arista
Modesto hosts Delta in first round match.
Modesto faces a familiar Big 8 opponent when Delta College comes to town Saturday, the 22nd, at 2:00 pm (Note: playoff matches are run by the CCCAA and $10.00 charge for adults, $7.00 for children/students/senior citizens). This will be the third time the teams will have met this season, Modesto is 1-0-1 in conference play versus the Mustangs. "Our second match, we played everyone on our roster and still earned a draw. I was really impressed with how everyone on our side went in and gave us quality minutes. I don't think there are a lot of teams that can go that deep into their roster and still earn a draw against a Big 8 team. We wanted to rest some players playing them sparingly, and also give players a well deserved opportunity to play in a tough match in front of their friends and families. We should be at full-strength for Saturday." Steve Aristotelous
First Round Playoff Matches
1 Fresno VS 16 Diablo Valley
2 Modesto VS 15 Delta
3 Santa Rosa VS 14 Taft
4 San Francisco VS 13 Cabrillo
5 Sierra Vs 12 Hartnell
6 Folsom VS 11 Cosumnes River
7 Mendocino VS 10 Lake Tahoe
8 Feather River VS 9 Ohlone
MJC DEFEATS SIERRA CLAIMS FIRST EVER BIG 8 CHAMPIONSHIP/SCHOOL RECORD FOR REGULAR SEASON WINS
The MJC women's soccer team became a part of the newly formed Big 8 Conference in 2007, Prior to that MJC was in the Central Valley Conference (CVC) where they did battle for conference supremacy on a yearly basis with the Fresno City Rams. Since 2001 the Pirates won 3 CVC titles, but elected (as a school) to move into the Big 8 where the majority of the top teams in the north participate. Since 2007, the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs won 5 straight conference championships, with that streak coming to an end last season to the Sierra Wolverines. As well as the 2008 MJC Pirates team did (State Final Four appearance) they still finished fourth that season in conference, but were definitely good enough to make a run at the state title (eventually loss to Cerritos 2-0 in state semis). The 2008 team finished with an overall record of 19-5-4 which included a 13-0 start, 17 regular season wins, 19 overall wins, ranked 8th in the nation, and a team GPA of 3.03. Yesterday (November 7, 2014) marked a historical day for the women's soccer program. The 2014 Pirates won the first ever Big 8 Championship, set the regular season win total at 18, and still have the opportunity to further stamp their mark. With the season winding down, the Pirates currently sit at 18-1-1. Due to rule changes in match play (reduce match play) the 2014 team plays 21 regular season matches while teams in the past played 24 regular season matches. "I never expected that regular season mark to fall once they reduced regular season match play to 21 games. A team has to go virtually perfect to eclipse 17 wins, and in the Big 8 that is not an easy feat." The record for wins in the Big 8 before this season belonged to the 2008 team who went 7-4-3. The 2014 Pirates are now 11-1-1, another record Aristotelous thinks will stand the test of time.
At Sierra College-- Jazlynn Satkamp converted a penalty kick halfway through the first half after Danielle Nava was taken down in the box trying to finish a breakaway. In the second half, Sierra scored a goal of their own on a set piece to even the game at the halfway point. "Their crowd was going insane when they scored, the girls needed to stay calm and focused and not let the energy of their fans get to them, and they did a great job in doing so" said Aristotelous. With 13 minutes to play Yaritza Arista played a through ball for Danielle Nava to run onto, she took it around the corner and then slotted the ball back across the mouth of the goal for Harleen Pabla to finish it for the Pirates. Sierra still came back firing trying to at least pull the draw, but with four minutes left, Arista stole an errant pass beat the keeper icing the Pirates first ever conference title. Elizabeth Amaya had a fantastic day in the goal providing 8 saves on the day. "I am proud of the fight in this team. Everyone on the field, the players on the sideline, families, were 100% engaged today, and I am so proud the team can bring home a Big 8 title for the school."
Jazlynn Satkamp Harleen Pabla Yaritza Arista
MJC bounces back with big win versus Cosumnes River College
MJC won their 10th league match Monday afternoon versus Cosumnes River College. Jenna Viss got the Pirates on the board in the 44th minute after receiving a perfectly crossed ball from Andrea Zaragoza. In the second half, CRC tied the match, but moments later Jaimee Rocha collected a ball at the top of the eighteen yard box and blasted home the game winner. Elizabeth Amaya had 6 saves on the afternoon. "That was a much needed win, and we responded nicely to our first set back of the season." Steve Aristotelous
Jenna Viss Jaimee Rocha
MJC defeats Diablo 2-0
The MJC Pirates scored two goals in the second half to defeat Diablo Valley College 2-0. Cassandra Arteaga knocked in a corner kick that was served in by Jaimee Rocha. With fifteen minutes left in Tyler Fenton retrieved a ball that was misplayed by a defender and took it to goal. "I thought we played well the entire match, "Diablo Valley offered a lot of resistance, we stayed the course and eventually found the goals we needed." Steve Aristotelous. Elizabeth Amaya had 3 saves on the day.
Cassandra Arteaga Tyler Fenton
MJC finishes up three game road trip with win at American River College
Marissa Rouse scored minutes into the game after receiving a pass from Gabby Acosta, moments later Jenna Viss stole the ball and converted a breakaway to jump start the offense to a quick 2-0 lead. With five minutes left in the first half, Haley Smithers held the ball at her feet as Rouse ran on to the defense then timed a perfect pass for Rouse to slot in the net giving the Pirates a 3-0 lead going into the half. The match ended 3-1, Elizabeth Amaya had six saves on the afternoon.
Marissa Rouse Jenna Viss
MJC defeats Sacramento City College 5-0
Yaritza Arista got the Pirates on the board early after stealing a Sacramento City pass, moments later she scored again receiving a pass from Jenna Viss. The half came to a close with the Pirates leading 2-0. In the second half, the Pirates scored three goals in a twenty minute span. Harleen Pabla scored the first goal, Viss assisted. Then Pabla was taken down in the box, Jazlynn Satkamp calmly put the ball in the goal, finally Arista found Rouse to end the scoring for the evening. Elizabeth Amaya and Rylee McCown shared duties and kept the shutout in tact.
Yaritza Arista Harleen Pabla Jazlynn Satkamp Marissa Rouse
Elizabeth Amaya Rylee McCown
MJC sets school record, best start/longest unbeaten streak in school history
The Modesto Junior College women's soccer team set a school record for best start and longest unbeaten streak Tuesday at rival Delta College. The Pirates defeated the Mustangs 3-0 and improved their record to 13-0-1 surpassing the mark of the 2008 team that started 13-1. The Pirates scored in the first half when Tyler Fenton beat her defender then slotted a ball across the mouth of the goal for Harleen Pabla to finish. Early in the second half, Fenton found Pabla on virtually the same play. As the game wound down, Marissa Rouse received a pass from Yaritza Arista then connected it back to Arista who broke through and put the game in hand. Elizabeth Amaya had 4 saves on the day. "This is a very close team, chemistry can't be coached, and they have a special bond. I love how hard this team trains and plays for each other", Steve Aristotelous.
Harleen Pabla Yaritza Arista
Tyler Fenton Marissa Rouse
MJC ties longest unbeaten streak in school history
At Modesto---The 2008 team started off their season 13-0-0, the 2014 team just missed the best start in school history 12-0-1, but can surpass it Tuesday with a win. However, they have tied the longest streak in school history with out a loss, thirteen straight matches. "I didn't think about it until we got to ten, even then I knew it was going to be tough because in order to get to thirteen we had to get past three formidable league competitors: Santa Rosa, Cosumnes River, and league champions Sierra." The Pirates got on the board twice in the first twenty minutes of the half first, when Harleen Pabla found Yaritza Arista, then Arista found Pabla, after Gabby Acosta sent a slotted ball to Arista who crossed it to Pabla. The Wolverines fought back the second half and were able to get on the board with twenty minutes left in the match. But with thirteen to go, Arista found Jenna Viss who put the game out of reach for the Pirates. "It was a hard fought match, both teams wanted to win badly, you could see the Intensity on the field" Steve Aristotelous. Elizabeth Amaya had 5 saves.
Yaritza Arista Harleen Pabla Jenna Viss
MJC defeats Cosumnes River College 5-2
MJC scored 30 seconds into the match when Jaimee Rocha slotted a ball to Jenna Viss. Moments later Jazlynn Satkamp scored a header off of a corner from Yaritza Arista. Arista added a third goal followed by Keshia Watson to end the first half scoring (4-1). In the second half Arista scored late to cap the game making it a 5-2 final. Erica DaSilva led the team with two assists on the day. Elizabeth Amaya had 8 saves on the afternoon. MJC is now 11-0-1 (4-0-1 in conference) and will face Sierra College (4-0-1 in conference).
Jenna Viss Jazlynn Satkamp Yaritza Arista Keshia Watson
Jaimee Rocha Erica DaSilva
Winning streak ends, unbeaten streak continues
The MJC pirates suffered their first mark against the win column on Friday. MJC drew with Santa Rosa 2-2 after having a 2-0 lead. The Pirates hit the post three times and couldn't quite close the door, then Santa Rosa struck twice in a matter of 8 minutes. "It was a tough way to end the week. The team had three games and almost pulled off three victories. We will need to take a this as a learning experience, and eliminate mental errors. We live to play another day, but in a playoff atmosphere we can't have lapses in any position." Jenna Viss had a goal and assist. Marissa Rouse had an assist. Elizabeth Amaya had 7 saves. The Pirates are 10-0-1
Suspended match goes to MJC
MJC women’s soccer team improved to 10-0-0 and 3-0-0 after defeating AmericanRiver in a “do-over” match 3-0. The pirates were leading AmericanRiver 2-0 last Friday, when the official decided to suspend play due to a lighting storm that potentially could hit Modesto. The match had gone 67 minutes and needs to go 70 minutes for it to be official. “It was a frustrating decision but the team sucked it up, and handled the adversity very well. Shows the character we have on this team. It’s tough playing three matches in four days, but I believe we will come out ready for Santa Rosa on Friday.” Steve Aristotelous. All three goals came in the second half, first was Tyler Fenton, followed by Andrea Zaragoza, then keshia Watson closed out the scoring. Danielle Nava and Yaritza Arista had an assist each, Elizabeth Amaya had 4 saves.
Tyler Fenton Andrea Zaragoza Keshia Watson
Danielle Nava Yaritza Arista
MJC defeats Diablo Valley College 2-1
Both Pirates and Vikings missed early opportunities, but moments later both capitalized for a 1-1 score at the half. Marissa Rouse received a pass from Yaritza Arista to get the Pirates on the board. With about 20 minutes in the match Danielle Nava found Rouse again and it ultimately ended up being the game winning goal. Elizabeth Amaya had 8 saves on the afternoon. The Pirates have a quick turnaround tomorrow, when the face American River in a suspended match from Friday. The Pirates had a 2-0 lead and ended up surrendering it to a replay due to lightning. Under FIFA rules, a match is considered a "no contest" until the 70th minute; their match went 67.
Yaritza Arista Danielle Nava
MJC opens conference with a 6-1 win.
Big 8 Conference opened today, and MJC earned a 6-1 win over visiting Sacramento City College. The Pirates got on the board early when Allie Steele served in a cross to Jenna Viss who calmly slotted it into the corner. Minutes later, Viss slotted another goal off of a pass from Marissa Rouse. Rouse then added her second assist of the match when she found Yaritza Arista, who blasted into the net. Tyler Fenton, Andrea Zaragoza and Danille Nava capped off the first half scoring; assists went to Nava and Karissa Cruz who earned her first collegiate assist. Elizabeth Amaya posted the first half shutout, while Rylee McCown and Illiana Cajias shared duties in the second half.
Jenna Viss Yaritza Arista Tyler Fenton Andrea Zaragoza Danielle Nava
Alexis Steele Marissa Rouse Danielle Nava Karissa Cruz
Elizabeth Amaya Rylee McCown Illiana Cajias
MJC scores five goals in opening twenty-five minutes, wins 6-0
The MJC women's soccer team took control of the match early Friday afternoon. Harleen Pabla and Gabby Acosta each scored twice early in the match, Jenna Viss also added an early goal. Late in the match Jovannah Delgadillo earned her first collegiate assist by slotting the ball across the mouth of the goal for Viviana Hinojos. Pabla, Allie Steele, Danielle Nava, and Cassie Arteaga each had an assist on the day. Elizabeth Amaya, Illiana Cajias, and Rylee McCown shared duties and combined for the shutout. "We had a complete team effort today, I am very happy with how well everyone played," said Steve Aristotelous.
Harleen Pabla Gabby Acosta Jenna Viss Viviana Hinojos
Allie Steele Danielle Nava Cassie Arteaga Jovannah Delgadillo
Elizabeth Amaya Illiana Cajias Rylee McCown
MJC 1 Ohlone 0
The MJC women pulled off a 1-0 win Tuesday versus Ohlone. Several opportunities passed by the Pirates, but they were able to find the net half way through the first half. Yaritza Arista slotted the ball across the six and Harleen Pabla slotted it into the back of the net. Elizabeth Amaya held the shutout. Next up for the Pirates is their final preseason match versus Solano College. Kickoff is Friday, September 19th on the west campus. The Pirates are 6-0-0, and climbed two spots to 7th in the nation after Tuesday's NSCAA poll was posted (nscaa.com)
MJC remains perfect (5-0-0)
Jazlynn Satkamp lifted the Pirates to a 1-0 lead at halftime after converting a late penalty kick. The second half the Pirates came out firing as Harleen Pabla scored two early goals. Twenty minutes later, Cassandra Arteaga converted off of redirected corner kick. Finally, in the 89th minute, Tyler Fenton converted a goal off of an assist from Riquel Benitez. Danielle Nava, Gabby Juarez, and Jenna Viss each had an assist on the day. Elizabeth Amaya had three saves and Illiana Cajias also notched one. Satkamp, Arteaga, and Fenton all scored their first collegiate goals, Benitez earned her first collegiate assist.
Jazlynn Satkamp Harleen Pabla Cassandra Arteaga Tyler Fenton
Danielle Nava Gabby Juarez Jenna Viss Riquel Benitez
Elizabeth Amaya Illiana Cajias
MJC defeats Chabot moves to (4-0)
The women's soccer team improved to 4-0 after defeating Chabot College 3-1. Before the game the Pirates received word that the latest NSCAA poll has them ranked 9th in the nation. The Pirates were not ranked in the previous poll (rankings can be reviewed at NSCAA.com). Yari Arista, Danielle Nava and Marissa Rouse each scored in the match. Assists on the day were Rouse, Harleen Pabla, and Jenna Viss. Elizabeth Amaya recorded two saves.
Yari Arista Danielle Nava Marissa Rouse
Harleen Pabla Jenna Viss
MJC wins battle of undefeated teams, defeats Feather River College 4-2 in thriller
At Modesto---U 20 National player Sumalia Sherifatu (Ghana) wasted no time scoring under a minute Saturday afternoon, fifteen minutes later the Pirates answered when Harleen Pabla stole the ball and took it in for the score. Two minutes later Sherifatu assisted to Ryann Abeyta, the Pirates answered in minute thirty-five when Marissa Rouse headed it in the back of the net. The second half, the Pirates did a much better job containing the FRC offense and at the same time kept theirs going as Jenna Viss and Yari Arista led the way with a goal each ending the match 4-2. Assists on the day were Viss, Danielle Nava, and Gabby Acosta. Elizabeth Amaya had six saves.
Harleen Pabla Marissa Rouse Jenna Viss Yaritza Arista
Danielle Nava Gabby Acosta
Moriah Martinez Gabby Juarez Keshia Watson Jazlynn Satkamp
MJC wins first road match 6-0 over Las Positas College
The women's soccer team hit the road for the first time this season winning 6-0 over the LPC Hawks. Yari Arista and Danielle Nava each scored a pair of goals, Marissa Rouse added a header and Viviana Hinojos scored the final goal on the afternoon. Arista, Nava, and Rouse each earned an assist, Jenna Viss also tallied two assists on the day. Elizabeth Amaya and Illiana combined for a second straight shutout.
Yaritza Arista Danielle Nava Marissa Rouse Viviana Hinojos
Elizabeth Amaya Illiana Cajias
MJC WINS OPENER 8-0
MJC opened up their season with an 8-0 win over Skyline College. Yaritza Arista scored three goals and had one assist, Dre Zaragoza added two, while Jenna Viss, Vivana Hinojos and Gabby Acosta eached netted one goal. Assists were Arista, Acosta, Haleen Pabla with three, Jaimee Rocha and Tyler Fenton. Elizabeth Amaya and Illiana Cajias combined for the shutout.
Yaritza Arista Andrea Zaragoza Jenna Viss Viviana Hinojos Gabby Acosta
Harleen Pabla Jaimee Rocha Tyler Fenton
Elizabeth Amaya Illiana Cajias
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Email: mjcwomenssoccer @msn.com