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Warriors cross country successfully defend home turf

POSTED September 29, 2009 10:41 p.m.
The Cal State Stanislaus cross country teams not only hosted the Stanislaus Invitational on Saturday but the Warriors proved they can also dominate their own event.
That was evident by Joey Nunes and Denali Foldager finishing as the top college runners in their respective division, as Nunes took the men’s 8K title in 25 minutes, 49 seconds and Foldager captured the women’s 6K title in 23:22. The times were more than enough to help both Warriors teams to team wins.
The Stanislaus men earned 23 points, enough for a 56-point edge over second-place Fresno Pacific. Cal State Monterey Bay (103), Los Positas College (116), UC Merced (140) and Simpson (176) rounded out the men’s race.
Nunes beat his 2008 time by 1:19, as he was followed closely by teammate Dawson Vorderbruegge, who came in 26:27. The next three Warriors were Ivan Bojorquez, Shane Brookshire and Kanwar Dhaliwal — who finished 11th through 13th.
Foldager was the top women college finisher for the second time in three races this season and beat her 2008 course time by more than two minutes, leading the Warriors to a 32-49 win over Sonoma State to capture the event for the third straight year. She was followed by Andrea Johnson (4th, 23:39), twin sister Rubye Foldager (7th, 24:09), Mary Courtright (9th, 24:22) and Chelsea Deerinck (10th, 24:25).
The Warriors’ next challenge is the Gator Invitational Regional Preview in San Francisco on Oct. 9.

Warriors looking to snap minor slump
Both Stanislaus men’s and women’s soccer teams are hoping to forget about their disastrous weekend, one in which they were on the losing end of their matches.
The Warrior men are coming from losses to Dominguez Hills on Friday and Cal State L.A. on Sunday, with Stanislaus suffering from a combined score of 6-1. The Warriors (6-4, 3-4 California Collegiate Athletic Association) have their chance at redemption Friday, when they host San Francisco State at Warrior Stadium.
The women are in the same situation, as they lost to the same squads over the weekend. But their games were a little closer, including a 2-1 double overtime loss to Cal State L.A. on Sunday that dropped the Warriors to 5-6 overall and 1-6 in the CCAA.
They also host SF State on Friday, with the women starting at 4:30 p.m.

Putting up a good fight
Against the fourth-best team in Division II and one that has only one loss this season, the Stanislaus volleyball team gave UC San Diego a little scare before Saturday night’s CCAA contest ended.
But UC San Diego showcased resilience and prevailed 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 to improve to 14-1 overall and 6-1 in the conference.
Stanislaus is still winless in the CCAA at 0-6, while 6-8 overall. The Warriors’ next match is Friday night at Sonoma State.
To contact Chhun Sun, e-mail csun@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.
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