Warriors to Battle in National Tournaments

Westmont women's soccer open the NAIA Tournament Nov. 19 at home

Westmont women’s soccer opens the NAIA Tournament Nov. 19 at home

No. 10 Westmont women’s soccer (15-3-2) hosts Carroll College (Mont.) in the opening round of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. on Thorrington Field. Westmont faculty/staff and their families will get in for free along with Westmont students. General admission is $8, students from other schools are $3, and anyone under the age of 14 is free.

Despite losing the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, the Warriors earned an at-large bid to the tournament. The Carroll Saints (12-3-5), who have not lost since Aug. 31, earned an automatic bid to the tournament by winning the Cascade Conference Tournament Championship. If the Warriors win, they advance to the second round Nov. 28-Nov. 29 at Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala.

No. 1 Westmont women’s volleyball (31-0) opens NAIA National Championship on Nov. 29 in Sioux City, Iowa.

No. 1 Westmont women’s volleyball (31-0) opens NAIA National Championship on Nov. 29 in Sioux City, Iowa.

No. 20 Westmont men’s soccer (11-5-1), regular season GSAC co-champions, did not earn one of six at-large bids. The Warriors lost the GSAC Tournament Championship 2-1 to No. 25 Menlo on Nov. 12.

No. 1 Westmont women’s volleyball (31-0) begins its quest for a National Championship Nov. 29 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The NAIA National Tournament Opening Rounds are Nov. 19, but the Warriors are the No. 1 seed in the tournament field of 44 teams and received an opening-round bye. After a 24-day lay-off, the Warriors will take the court again for three-days of pool, which consists of 32 teams divided into eight pools of four teams each. Each team will play the others in their pool once. At the end of pool play, the two teams from each pool with the best records will advance to a 16-team, single elimination bracket that will be conducted over two days. Assignment to pool play will not be announced until after the opening round matches take place. The National Championship match is Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.