RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Seattle University women’s soccer fell, 4-2, at California Baptist Thursday afternoon. Senior Jessie Ray scored twice in less than a minute of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match at a hot Lancer Soccer Field.
"We had a few good individual performances today, but were a little off as a team," said Coach Julie Woodward. "I was happy with how we bounced back after going down a goal. Jessie had two great goals. Overall, CBU was solid and came ready to play. We had a slow start and need to improve on that."
The hosts scored first, but Ray answered in a big way. Holly Rothering intercepted a clearing pass and sent the ball ahead to Leahi Manthei, who dribbled and back-heeled a pass to Ray on the left side, where the senior scored with her left foot to even the contest.
Thirty seconds later, Bailey Hall won a loose ball near midfield and passed ahead to Ray, who got behind the defense and then juked the Lancer goalkeeper before putting away her second goal in 40 seconds.
The Lancers found a tying goal in the 36th minute as the game went to halftime even at 2.
CBU took a lead in the 78th minute and added a goal in the final seconds to create the final line.
In 2019, Ray now has a team-high seven goals to go with six assists for 20 points.
The Redhawks return home for another key match on Saturday, as UTRGV visits Championship Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Championship Field.