Women’s Soccer Finishes Strong at Home

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - October 22nd, 2016

 

Left: Grace Lemley; Middle: Brooke Lillywhite; Right: Sophie Fuller (photo by Kaci Mexico)

Left: Grace Lemley; Middle: Brooke Lillywhite; Right: Sophie Fuller (photo by Kaci Mexico)


By Kaci Mexico
October 22, 2016

In its last home Golden State Athletic Conference game of the season, eleventh ranked Westmont Women’s soccer (14-2-1) improved to 7-2 in conference when they conquered William Jessup by a score of 3-1.

Westmont wasted no time and took an early 2-0 lead when Maddi Berthoud and Jackie Lopez each scored a goal within the first 15 minutes of play.

The first goal happened in the ninth minute when freshman Haley Johnson hit a perfectly placed cross from the right sideline to freshman Maddi Berthoud who scored on a one-time volley from five yards out. Five minutes later, Westmont scored again when Grace Lemley made a cross from the left sideline to Maddie Berthoud, who headed the ball towards the top of the goal. The William Jessup goal keeper, Brianna Evans, punched the ball away and Jackie Lopez converted the rebound into a goal with a slotted shot from ten yards out.

In the second half, Berthoud made it a 3-0 game when she scored her second goal of the match in the 66th minute, off of a corner kick by Grace Lemley.

“It was great to see a variety in goal scorers within attacking segments,” reflected head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “Having Maddi and Jackie come away with goals adds to our diversity in the attacking third of the field.”

Four minutes later, William Jessup answered back with a goal of their own in the 70th minute when Kailee Soares nailed in a free kick into the upper left corner of the goal from thirty-five yards out.

Just before kickoff, the Warriors honored seniors Sophie Fuller, Grace Lemley, and Brooke Lillywhite before kickoff. “It was a joy to celebrate Brooke, Grace and Fuller; finding a result on Senior Day was an added bonus,” noted head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “They’ve served as integral members to our program and Westmont community. I couldn’t be more proud of them as people and players.”

The Warriors will travel to Santa Clarita to play The Master’s (8-5-3, 4-3-1 GSAC) next Tuesday for their last regular season conference game of the season. Kick-off is at 3:00 p.m.

“Tuesday’s game is huge,” explained Cappuccilli. “Masters is a strong opponent and we look forward to the challenge.. Ultimately, we desire to set ourselves up well headed into post season – but know we are best when we focus on one game at a time.”

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