Warriors clip the visiting Hawks 5-1

Even record at 6-6
By: Brianna Campbell for The News Messenger/Placer Herald
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Completing a two-game home stint, the William Jessup University men’s soccer team overwhelmed the San Diego Christian College Hawks 5-1 Saturday to improve to 6-6 on the season and 2-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Head coach, Greg Lazaga, had high expectation from the beginning,

“We had competitive fire highlighted on our board in pregame today and I thought that was the way we played ... with fire,” he said.

The Warriors had the advantage in the first half, getting off six shots to the Hawks’ three. In the 11th minute, WJU’s Paul Anderson flew one into the net off Omar Magana’s assist. It was Anderson’s fifth goal of the season.

Jessup blew open the match in the second half. Anderson and Magana again teamed up for Anderson’s sixth goal of the season. Two minutes later, Magana hit the back of the net for his 12th goal of the year, giving the Warriors a 3-0 lead.

When the clock hit 61, Johnny Muresan made it 4-0 off an Anderson assist.

San Diego scored on a penalty kick to avoid the shutout, but Jessup was not done. A patient Heriberto Trevino scored a solo goal in the 73rd minute, his third of the season.

The Warriors were aggressive, drawing five yellow cards and taking 14 shots, seven on goal. The Hawks had seven shots overall.

“I was proud of the guys for executing the game plan and ultimately finding ways to be dangerous in the box,” Lazaga said. “It is a good way to get us ready for an important road trip coming up.”

That trip will take Jessup to Arizona Christian University Thursday and then on to Ottawa University Saturday, before returning home.