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William Jessup cross country CALPAC champs

Mens basketball makes good start
By: Jeff Bussell William Jessup University
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The William Jessup University cross-country team trained all year for the 2011 California Pacific Conference Championship – and it paid off. The mens cross country men brought home the conference championship, while the women took third at last week’s meet in Angwin. The Warriors tied with Holy Names University with 34 points, however the Warriors sixth-place runner Thomas McAtee finished 12th and the Hawks’ sixth place runner was 16th to give the Warriors the tie breaker and championship banner. Junior Ben Burchett led the Warriors with a time of 27:27 for fourth. Senior Kimberly Spencer led the way for the Warriors with a time of 22:20, which put her in fifth. Mens Basketball The mens basketball team opened up the season with a 2-1 week. The Warriors defeated Southern Oregon, 87-86, in the home opener last week. Roseville native Anthony Anderson led the Warriors with 24 points. Point Loma Nazarene University defeated Warriors 91-62 in the CSU-Maritime tournament in Vallejo. Senior Marqus Crawford led the Warriors with 19 points. The Warriors closed out the tournament with 60-57 win over Corban University. Senior Preston Bramow (Roseville) led the Warriors with 12 points, while junior Jordan Wilson (Rocklin) added 11. William Jessup hosts the Bill Holtz Warrior Classic this weekend. They open with No. 4 Oregon Tech, 7 p.m., Friday. Northwest Christian University will battle the Warriors, 7 p.m., Saturday. Women’s Basketball The Lady Warriors womens basketball team defeated UC Merced, 54-50, in an exhibition last week. Junior Nicole Aboumrad, and senior Alyssa Wright led the Warriors with 10 points apiece. In the regular season home opener, the Lady Warriors fell to No. 23 Eastern Oregon, 69-48. Aboumrad had 17 points, while senior Maria Viola grabbed eight rebounds. William Jessup will host the Bill Holtz Warrior Classic this weekend. They open with Oregon Tech, 5 p.m., Friday. Northwest Christian University will battle the Warriors, 5 p.m., Saturday. Womens Soccer Womens soccer finished the season with seven-straight wins as they beat Simpson University 4-0. The Warriors career, scoring leader Jacque Cassell closed out her final season with another goal. Freshman Kim Randall scored the second goal on an assist by Cassell. Sophomore Emily Fernandez set up Alyssa Wimmer in the 64th minute to take a 3-0 lead. Senior Stephanie Long closed out her career with a goal in the 71st minute. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Cesena added another shutout to her career totals. The Warriors finished the season 11-7 and 5-1 in the CALPAC. Mens Soccer Mens soccer team the seniors off in style by defeating Simpson University, 3-2, Saturday at home. Junior Chris Hall scored two goals, while Mark Bondaruk added the other on an assist from senior Jay Weislogel. Goalkeeper Tim Rusher recorded seven saves. Earlier in the week, the Warriors defeated Pacific Union College, 2-0, in Angwin. Hall connected on a goal off a Weislogel assist, while Bondaruk scored the second goal of the game. Go William Jessup closed out the season with three-straight wins to finish 6-10 overall and 4-6 in conference. Volleyball The Warriors volleyball team swept Pacific Union College in their final home game of the season last Thursday. For William Jessup, junior Hannah Baldwin had a match-high 12 kills. Sophomore Elaina Murphy had 15 assists for the Warriors. The Warriors fell to UC Santa Cruz 3-1 on Saturday in a non-league match-up. The Lady Warriors finish their season with a 4-6 conference record and 5-23 overall. Jeff Bussell serves as sports information director at William Jessup University