Paul Islas continued his scoring binge and the Fresno Pacific men's soccer team shut out Point Loma Nazarene 2-0 in Golden State Athletic Conference action for its fourth straight victory.
Islas, CalHiSports.com's 2009 state Player of the Year out of Bullard High, scored both goals for the Sunbirds (7-3, 3-0) and has netted eight of his team-high 12 during the winning streak. He also has a team-high eight assists.
Steven Waite made two saves in Fresno Pacific's third shutout of the year.
Williams helps Pepperdine stay undefeated in soccer
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Freshman striker Lynn Williams (Bullard) scored in the second minute and No. 8 Pepperdine made it hold up for a 1-0 victory against Brigham Young in Provo, Utah.
Williams' fifth goal, along with seven assists, raised her season points total to 17, moving her into a tie for the team lead with Anisa Guajardo (Buchanan), who has eight goals and one assist.
The Waves (10-0-4) recorded their eighth shutout in their first match against BYU (7-4-2) since it joined the West Coast Conference in women's soccer.
Meyers extends Outlaws lead with seventh victory
Jason Meyers of Clovis is threatening to drive away with his second straight World of Outlaws championship after winning his fourth straight sprint car feature -- this time at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y.
Meyers opened a 245-point lead on Steve Kinser, with Donny Schatz 257 points back. Two events remain before the World Finals on Nov. 3-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.
Meyers started from the pole and won his series-leading seventh main of the season and first at Rolling Wheels.
Craig Dollansky finished second, Kinser was 13th and Schatz 23rd.
Fresno Pacific upset by Vanguard in volleyball
NAIA sixth-ranked Fresno Pacific lacked its usual killer instinct and No. 22 Vanguard took advantage for a 3-0 shocker in a Golden State Athletic Conference volleyball match at the Special Events Center.
Defending national champion Fresno Pacific (10-5, 6-2) lost 25-20, 25-16, 29-27 to a team it had beaten 54 times in the previous 58 matches.
All-American Martina Gregusova had 11 kills, the only Sunbird in double figures, as the team recorded a paltry .198 hitting percentage.
Sunbirds women fall short again vs. ranked soccer foe
Fresno Pacific's big week against NAIA top-10 women's soccer teams ended with a second straight loss.
The No. 8 Point Loma Nazarene Crusaders spotted the visiting Sunbirds an early goal before pulling out a 2-1 Golden State Athletic Conference victory. Fresno Pacific fell 3-0 to No. 3 Azusa Pacific on Tuesday.
Demi Hamilton scored for the Sunbirds (5-3, 1-2) in the 8th minute, but the Crusaders (11-0-1, 3-0) tied it on Katie Pedlowe's goal and went ahead in the 31st minute on Erica Wessels' penalty kick.
Sunbirds swimmers place second at Pentathlon meet
Fresno Pacific swimmers won 13 events and both the men's and women's teams finished second at the PCSC Invitational Pentathlon at Clovis North High.
The defending NAIA champion Sunbirds men were paced by senior Damien Bernard's five victories, as Concordia placed first with 926.5 points to Fresno Pacific's 658.5.
Bernard swam for the cycle in winning the 50-yard butterfly (22.96 seconds), 50 backstroke (24.01), 50 breaststroke (26.83), 50 freestyle (21.53) and 100 individual medley (54.35). Paul Marie-Rose took the 25 free (10.21) and 200 free (1:43.27), Guy Kosov won the 100 back (53.04) and Bobby Yribarren the 500 free (4:41.85).
Senior Cheyenne Coffman (Sierra) led Fresno Pacific's women with all four of their wins, as Loyola Marymount won the team title with 763.5 points to the 2010 NAIA runner-up Sunbirds' 440. Concordia had 315.
Coffman won the 50 fly (25.39), 50 back (25.96), 50 free (23.68) and 100 IM (1:00.45).
Fresno Pacific runners place 8th, 12th at Vanguard meet
Brandon Croft finished 11th and Kevin Bernard 14th to help Fresno Pacific's men's cross country team place eighth at the Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa.
Azusa Pacific won the women's title and The Master's captured the men's.
Croft ran 26 minutes, 24 seconds over the 8K course and Barnard came in at 26:34. Wade Meddles of Azusa Pacific posted a 24:53 for first place.
Fresno Pacific's women finished 12th, with Megan Barnard placing 69th in 20:56 for a 5K. Azusa Pacific's Lauren Jimison won in 17:10.
FPU water polo team finishes 1-3 in Claremont
Fresno Pacific beat Cal Tech 23-7 and lost to Division III top-ranked Pomona-Pitzer 12-10 to conclude men's water polo play at the Claremont Convergence.
Mateja Maksimovic scored eight goals in the final two matches for the Sunbirds (8-17), who went 1-3 at the tournament.
Monsters drop 2nd straight
For the second straight night, the Fresno Monsters gave up a late goal and lost in extra time at Kenai River in a North American Hockey League game.
The Brown Bears tied it on Miikael Arkimo's goal with 5:28 left then won it 2-1 in a shootout.
Kyle Sucher gave the Monsters a 1-0 lead in the third.
Fresno (6-2) and Kenai River (7-3) conclude their series today.
Ruelas captures boxing title at PAL championships
Shanne Ruelas of Fresno won the women's 125-pound open final at the PAL Boxing Championships in Toledo, Ohio.
Ruelas, a Bullard High graduate and student at Fresno City College, defeated Kristie Simmons of Aurora, Colo., 21-18 in a four-round bout.
- Fresno's Gary Salazar won a three-round 15-16-year-old bout against Matthew Guerrero of Lathrop at 125 to highlight an event hosted by Sanger PAL.
Rene Aleman of Aleman Boxing Fresno beat Fernando Rangel of Lindsay in a 13-year-old bout at 100 pounds; Fresno PAL's Jose Martinez decisioned Tulare's Giovani Santillian at 70 for 10-year-olds; Sanger PAL's Pedro Mesa beat Orosi's Jose Guerrero at 118 for 14-year-olds, and teammate Steven Hernandez also won.