Jessup sweeps weekly soccer awards

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Staff report William Jessup University swept weekly conference player-of-the-week awards in men’s and women’s soccer for the first time. Lindsey Cesena and Katie Rappazzo were named California Pacific Conference offensive and defensive players of the week for the women, and David Ayvazyan and Jeff Dunn earned the same awards for the men. Cesena scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 overtime victory over Hope International last Friday in Fullerton. Cesena started the match in goal and made three saves. Junior Arrianna Fragoso tied the score at 1, and her corner kick set up Cesena to tie the score again at 2 and send the game to overtime. Cesena scored the winner in the 99th minute by chipping the ball over charging goalkeeper Candy Bergst. Rappazzo totaled 11 saves in the win over Hope International and a 5-0 loss to 23rd-ranked The Master’s College on Saturday in Santa Clarita. Ayvazyan scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Academy of Art University of San Francisco, and Dunn had seven saves in the shutout. “We’ve never swept them like this, not in men’s and women’s soccer,” Jessup sports information director Jeff Bussell said. “For six years, we’ve been building, and we’re starting to see the results, see the level of competition increase. Our athletes are really stepping up.” The Jessup women play host to Biola at 3 p.m. Friday at Mahany Park in Roseville. The Warriors men lost to Hope International 1-0 on Monday and will be host to Marymount at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mahany Park. College volleyball William Jessup dropped to 0-9 with a 25-18, 17-25, 25-17, 25-15 loss to host Chico State on Tuesday night. Jessup was paced by freshman Cameo Lommori and senior Geanna Foster with seven kills each. Lommori had 15 digs, Foster nine digs, and Morgan Saunders led the Warriors with six assists. Jessup took a 10-2 lead on its way to a win in the second game. The Warriors played in the Otter Classic last weekend in Seaside and lost to Cal State Monterey Bay 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 and Notre Dame De Namur 17-25, 25-20, 28-26, 25-13 on Friday and lost to Colorado State Pueblo 25-19, 19-25, 25-15, 25-18 on Saturday. Foster, formerly of Roseville High School, totaled 36 kills in three matches, including 18 kills, 10 digs and a .533 attack percentage against Colorado State Pueblo. Lommori had 19 digs against Notre Dame De Namur and 13 against Cal State Monterey Bay. Saunders totaled 27 assists in two matches, and freshman Molly Collins totaled 29 digs in two matches. Jessup will be host to the Warrior Volleyball Classic and will play Dominican at 4 p.m. Friday. Six teams in the tournament will play five matches each.