Cassell leads womens soccer; mens cross country takes Preview

William Jessup University Sports
By: Jeff Bussell William Jessup University
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The William Jessup University womens soccer team picked up two key wins last week. Behind two goals by senior Jacque Cassell, the Warriors defeated Holy Names University 2-1 last week. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Cesena recorded seven saves. The Warriors are now tied with Holy Names for first place in the California Pacific Conference. Saturday, the Warriors defeated Menlo College 3-1. Sophomore Alyssa Wimmer scored two goals, while Cassell added the other. The Warriors improve to 8-7 overall and 4-1 in the CALPAC. They host UC Santa Cruz, Friday, 3 p.m., in a non-league match-up, and travel to Claremont McKenna, Santa Cruz, Saturday, 1 p.m. Mens Soccer The William Jessup mens soccer team battled the top two teams in the CALPAC to the very end, but came up empty. The Warriors fell to Holy Names University 3-0. Junior goalkeeper Tim Rusher recorded six saves. Saturday, the Warriors traveled to Menlo College were they fell 1-0 to the top team in the conference. Rusher had another stellar game with 13 saves. William Jessup will host California Maritime, Saturday, 3 p.m. Volleyball The Warriors volleyball team dropped two games against Menlo College and UC Santa Cruz, last week. The Warriors fought hard by lost to Menlo College 3-1. The Lady Warriors were in every set until the end. Senior Lauren Koons and junior Hannah Baldwin recorded game-high 16 kills each. Sophomore Zoey Gilbert had 23 assists. The Warriors fell to UC Santa Cruz, 3-0, Saturday, in a non-league match. Freshman Charlotte McCarra led the Warriors with nine kills, while sophomore Elaina Murphy had 23 assist. William Jessup hosts UC Merced, Friday, 7 p.m., before traveling to Simpson University on Saturday for a 5 p.m. game. Cross Country The William Jessup cross-country team participated in the California Pacific Conference Preview race hosted by Pacific Union College in Angwin, Friday. The mens team won the race with a combined time of 2:29:01. Junior Ben Burchett finished third with a time of 29:09, while Wayne Smith took seventh in a time of 29:54. The womens team finished third, while senior Kimberly Spencer led the Warriors with a time of 22:53 for fifth place. Sophomore Alyssa Amack was seventh with a time of 23:53. The cross country team will participate in the California Pacific Conference Championships Meet, Nov. 4.