Jasmine Cordova made 10 saves and Fresno City recorded its third shutout of the season in beating College of the Canyons 3-0 in a nonconference women's soccer match.
Goals by Natalie Perales, Lilly Ruiz and GiGi Hilton lifted the Rams (5-3) to their third win in a row. Canyons fell to 4-2-1 after starting 4-0.
Fresno City men fall to Hancock in soccer
Allan Hancock scored four unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 men's soccer victory over visiting Fresno City College in a nonconference match.
Rams coach Eric Solberg called it "the most embarrassing defeat in the 13 years I've been a coach. We were outcoached and outplayed in every aspect."
Fresno City (4-5-2) lost its second straight. Hancock improved to 4-2-3.
Omar Santoyo opened the scoring for the Rams, but the Bulldogs scored the next four. Fresno City's Jesus Garcia scored on a penalty kick and Eli Gallegos converted unassisted.
The Rams open Central Valley Conference play Friday against College of the Sequoias.
Porterville, Sequoias open CVC with wins
Porterville swept Columbia 3-0 to open the CVC volleyball season.
Amanda Monge had 14 kills and eight digs, Allison Clem 10 digs and Stephanie Dounseroux 11 digs and 23 assists in the 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 victory.
- Sequoias won its CVC opener against Merced 22-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-13.
Pro climber to give talk Thursday in Fresno
Professional big-wall climber Mike Libecki, a Clovis native, will give a presentation on his globe-trotting adventures at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at MetalMark Climbing & Fitness in Fresno.
MetalMark is at 4042 N. Cedar Ave.
The presentation is free, and nonmembers can climb and eat barbecue for a $10 fee.
Details: (559) 229-7900.
Bakersfield wrestling coach nears milestone
Bakersfield College wrestling coach Bill Kalivas has 199 career wins entering today's Bakersfield Duals.
"I never really thought about it. The 200 just came along," Kalivas said.
Kalivas' 2004 and 2005 teams won state championships and he's consistently led the Renegades to top-10 state finishes. But it's a new-look team this season.
"Five of our seven returners are ineligible," he said. "One has a torn ACL and the other ones are deficient in units."
Among the new wrestlers are Jacob Pendleton of Lemoore (165 or 175 pounds), whose brother Chris was a two-time national champ at Oklahoma State, and Madera South's Jonathan Gomez (141 or 149).