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Striking Early
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 09/28/2013
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RIVERSIDE --- California Baptist University blanked BYU-Hawaii, 3-0, on Saturday, bouncing back after a tough road loss earlier in the week.

The Lancers got on the board 20 seconds into the game and then again within the first 15 minutes to put the Seasiders away early at home.

“We always want to start well and establish the tone of the game, so it was nice to get going that quickly,” said CBU Head Coach Kristen St. Clair. “We wanted to focus on our execution and performance and that put us in a really good spot.”

Kimberly Allard scored the first goal of the game just 20 seconds in, as the Lancers immediately drove down the field and struck. Lindsey Vesling sent a ball into the box from wide right, which was flicked on by the head of Bernadette Witz to a waiting Allard on the far side.

From there it was the Kelly Jenks aerial attack that did the rest of the damage for CBU, as Jenks struck with a header in the 12th minute and then again in the 83rd.

Vesling again served a ball in from the right in the 12th minute for her second assist and Angelique Carrillo chipped a ball towards Jenks in the middle of the box for the late goal.

“We’ve been working on our aerial presence and Kelly is a big part of that,” said St. Clair. “She was big time today.”

Rosie Nakata did her part to keep a clean sheet in the contest for CBU, making a pair of dazzling saves midway through the second half.

The Lancers had seven shots on goal in the game to four for BYUH. Jenks took a total of six shots for the Lancers on the day. Her pair of scores gives her six on the season.

“Our offense was sharp today,” said St. Clair. “We needed to be a little better on the finishing end and I would certainly say we cleaned that up today. The girls did a great job.”

CBU moves to 4-4 overall, 3-1 in the PacWest with the win, while the Seasiders fall to 1-3-1, 0-2.

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