Jessup runners win Pacific Union Invitational meet
William Jessup University swept the top five positions in winning the Pacific Union College Invitational men’s cross country meet in Angwin, and Corissa Jacomini of Jessup won the women’s race.
Jessup junior Chadd Baltzley was the men’s race winner in 29 minutes, 29 seconds. He was followed by sophomore Bentley Nunes in 30:04, freshman Aaron Cardenio in 30:40, David Cummings in 30:50 and Anthony Villarreal in 32:26.
The Warriors had 15 points, Pacific Union 53, Simpson 66 and Menlo 106.
Jessup finished third in the women’s meet with 55 points. Simpson won with 44 points, and Mills was second with 49.
Jacomini recorded her first invitational victory with a time of 21:36, 28 seconds better than Angie Sandoval of Mills. Jessup junior Kimberly Spencer finished fourth in 22:43, freshman Alyssa Amack was 12th in 24:31, Megan Crutchfield was 16th in 25:41, and Mia Juduki was 22nd in 27:03.
Baltzley and Jacomini were named California Pacific Conference Cross Country Runners of the Week.
William Jessup 3, Pacific Union 0 – The Lady Warriors, who struggled through a tough preseason, opened CalPac play Saturday night by blasting Pacific Union 25-10, 25-12, 25-9 in Angwin.
Jessup (2-15) recorded 12 aces, including four each by Cameo Lommori and Elaina Murphy. Freshman Brittany Malone had six of Jessup’s 24 kills. The host Pioneers had just 11 kills. Senior Morgan Saunders had 18 assists, senior Geanna Foster had 10 digs and freshman Molly Collins nine digs.
Jessup plays Simpson on Friday in Redding and is host to Mills at 7 p.m. Saturday.
College men’s soccer
Sacramento State 3, William Jessup 0 – The Warriors (1-4) trailed 1-0 at halftime but were outshot by the Hornets (5-2) 27-3. Jessup goalkeeper Jeff Dunn made eight saves. Jessup opens CalPac play at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Pacific Union.
College women’s soccer
Sierra 0, Santa Rosa 0 – The Wolverines (4-1-2) dominated the second half but were unable to finish their chances and tied their Big 8 Conference opener. Sierra outshot Santa Rosa (3-0-3) 16-8, and goalkeeper Katie Pulliam recorded her third clean sheet of the season.
High school soccer
Granite Bay 6, Nevada Union 1 – Tanner Thompson assisted older brother Ty Thompson on a goal nine minutes into the match, and another rout was on for the Grizzlies (14-0-1) in their Sierra Foothill League opener in Grass Valley. Ben Steinher scored two goals, and Tanner Thompson had two assists for Granite Bay, which was coming off a tie against Grant earlier in the week. Connor Hallisey had a goal and an assist, and Ty Thompson, Cody Giddings and Kyle Howarth scored a goal apiece. Connor Pulhalla had an assist.
Christian Brothers 3, Oakmont 1 – Brett Alexander scored on a breakaway to give the host Vikings (2-5-1) a tie at halftime, but the Falcons scored twice in the second half on a breakaway and a crossed ball and finish.
High school girls water polo
Granite Bay 17, Nevada Union 13 -- Jerra Hagans scored six goals, Jessica Hamby five and Rebecca Schmidt four as the Grizzlies (10-3, 3-1 SFL) defeated the Miners. Grace Reego scored two goals for Granite Bay. Goalie Jessica Northam made nine saves and Kaylynn Kelsey one.
Granite Bay 14, Woodcreek 3 – Jessica Hamby scored seven goals and Alison Hamby three to lift the Grizzlies over the Timberwolves. Jerra Hagans, Melissa Callaghan, Grace Reego and Amanda Wirth had one goal each, and goalie Kaylynn Kelsey made two stops.
High school golf
Nevada Union 239, Woodcreek 264 – Dana Vasko shot a 43 at Alta Sierra on Thursday, but the Timberwolves had no other scores in the 40s while three Nevada Union players broke 50.
Woodcreek 236, Rocklin 256 – All six Timberwolves players carded scores between 41 (Dana Vasko) and 50 (Amanda Kittle, Jessica Roberts and Lexi Robinson) in a win over the Thunder at Sierra Pines. Brianna Areia shot a 47 and Kimi Schenkl a 48 for Woodcreek.