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Calendar & Results

  • Wednesday, April 16

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        WC 5 Concordia 0
        Live Stats
    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Concordia 5 WC 4
        Live Stats

  • Thursday, April 17

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Finals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Vangaurd 5 WC 3
        Live Stats

  • Wednesday, April 23

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Thursday, April 24

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Friday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 27

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

Warriors Complete Season Sweep, Eye Playoffs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 17th, 2014
Brandon Gildea

Westmont Baseball (33-14, 20-13 GSAC) completed a season sweep of Golden State Athletic Conference opponent Arizona Christian (13-33, 5-31) by taking both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday at Firestorm Field. The Warriors won the opening game 11-2 and rallied to win the second game 17-8.

The Warriors are now one win away from tying the program record for most wins in a single season. The 1989 team, coached by John Kirkgard, posted a record of 34-16.

Russell Harmening earned his 11th win of the season, which is tied for most in the NAIA. In seven innings of work, he allowed two runs on four hits, struck out seven and walked two. Daniel Butler pitched the final two innings, retiring all six batters that he faced.

In the seven-inning second game, starter Alex Bush pitched four innings allowing five runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked four. Devin Matson entered the game in the fifth inning with the Warriors trailing 5-3. He allowed one run on no hits and was the pitcher of record when the Warriors produced eight runs in the top of the sixth. As a result, Matson was credited with the win and improved to 2-1 on the year.

[game one box score] [game two box score]

Lady Warriors Fall in the GSAC Finals

Submitted by: jwyatt - April 17th, 2014
Westmont sophomore Lauren Stratman

By Jordan Wyatt:

There will be no Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament Championship repeat for No. 2-seeded (#11) Westmont Women’s Tennis (11-12), as the Warriors fell 5-3 to top-seeded and eighth-ranked Vanguard (16-8) in Thursday’s final.

Despite the loss, the Warriors are expected to receive an at-large invitation to the 34th Annual NAIA National Women’s Tennis Tournament that will be held May 13-17 in Mobile, Alabama.

“Even though we lost, it was clear that our team came prepared with the confidence and belief that they could win,” articulated Westmont head coach Kendyll McManigal. “Losing is never what we intended, so it makes you churn, but our team fought until the very end and played the entire match as if we were going to pull it out.”

[Results], [ITA NAIA Women's Tennis Rankings (April 16)], [2014 NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll (April 15)], and [More Photos]

Concordia Retires Westmont in Indian Wells

Submitted by: jwyatt - April 16th, 2014
Westmont senior Rodrigo Schaefer

By Jordan Wyatt:

A six-match winning streak to culminate the 2014 regular season, as well as a span of six-straight victories over the Eagles of Concordia (dating back to April 21, 2012) has come to an end for Westmont Men’s Tennis.

The No. 3-seeded (#12) Eagles (11-8) succeeded in dismounting the No. 2-seeded, fifth-ranked Warriors (14-6) 5-4 in a thrilling Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament Semifinal match Wednesday afternoon in Indian Wells. With the victory, Concordia moves on to face fourth-ranked Vanguard (17-4), the tourney’s top seed, in the finals on Thursday at 9 a.m.

The day looked promising for the Warriors as the team squeaked out a 2-1 edge upon the finalization of doubles action.

[Results], [ITA NAIA Men's Tennis Rankings (April 16)], [2014 NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll (April 15)], [More Photos]

Warrior Win 10th in a Row

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 16th, 2014
Steven Pollex

Torin Shaikh picked up his seventh win of the season against three losses as Westmont Baseball posted a 4-2 win against Arizona Christian (13-31, 5-29 GSAC) at Firestorm Field on Wednesday. The Warriors improved to 31-14 overall and 18-13 in Golden State Athletic Conference play and stretched their winning streak to 10 in a row.

As a result of the win, Westmont has moved into a three-way tie for third place in the GSAC standings with #16 Concordia (31-15) and #24 Vanguard (27-17). Westmont is two games behind second-place The Master’s (35-13, 21-12) which is ranked at number 12. San Diego Christian (35-13, 22-9) sits atop the conference, four games ahead of the Warriors.

Shaikh allowed just one run on four hits in six innings of work. Sam Sheehan pitched one and two-third innings without allowing a run or a hit. He struck out four of the six batters he faced. Hunter Christenson earned the save by pitching the ninth inning and allowing just one run.

[box score]

Women’s Tennis is Championship Bound

Submitted by: jwyatt - April 16th, 2014
Westmont's No. 2 doubles tandem: Haley Strandness (foreground) and Jessica Cedillo (background)

By Jordan Wyatt:

On a sizzling day in Indian Wells, No. 2-seeded (#11) Westmont Women’s Tennis (11-11) had their racquets a blaze en route to a resolute 5-0 Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Tournament Semifinals victory over No. 3-seeded (#14) Concordia (8-11).

With the win, the Lady Warriors are now poised to face the conference’s top seed, ninth-ranked Vanguard (15-8), in tomorrow’s championship match, starting at 9 a.m.

The day began with a maroon and white sweep of doubles competition. To commence the action, Westmont’s No. 3 pair, composed of Emily Keach and Grace Davis, made quick work of Caitlyn Uzzi and Kristin Lampe, winning 8-2.

[Results], [ITA NAIA Women's Tennis Rankings (April 16)], [2014 NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll (April 15)], and [More Photos]

Women’s Tennis Weathers the Storm, Earns Second Seed

Submitted by: jwyatt - April 13th, 2014
#11 Westmont Women’s Tennis has secured a first-round bye in this upcoming week’s GSAC Women’s Tennis Championship

By Jordan Wyatt:

The Lady Warriors of #11 Westmont Women’s Tennis (10-11, 8-2 GSAC) have concluded their vigorous and challenging 2014 regular-season slate in winning fashion by knocking off four of their last five opponents.

From their initial match to their last, the squad’s schedule was riddled with competitive contests. In total, Westmont faced off with nine ranked sides and participated in matches with three teams from each division of the NCAA (I, II and III).

First-year Westmont head coach Kendyll McManigal does not discourage the strenuous nature of the team’s schedule, declaring that it galvanizes her squad by creating new enthusiasm for each match.

Match Results: [ACU], [HIU], [Biola], and [CSU Northridge]

Warriors Continue Winning Ways

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 12th, 2014
David Gabel

By taking both games of a doubleheader in Lancaster on Saturday, Westmont Baseball (30-14) completed a four-game sweep against Antelope Valley (23-23) winning 12-2 in the first game and 11-3 in the second game. With the victories, Westmont has achieved a 30-win season for the first time in 25 years.

Junior Tyler Karp made his first start of the season and picked up his second win in a Warrior uniform. Karp pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked two. Taylor Martin and Michael Rishwain pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings respectively, each allowing one hit.

After giving up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Warriors scored two in the top of the second to tie the game. A bases loaded single to right field by Will Barring scored David Gabel for the first run. Alex Bush scored on a ground ball to record the second run.

Warriors Close Out Regular Season with Sixth-Straight “W”

Submitted by: jwyatt - April 12th, 2014
Fifth-ranked Westmont Men's Tennis has secured a first-round bye in next week's GSAC Men's Tennis Championship

By Jordan Wyatt:

On the final day of seasonal competition on campus at Lynn Abbott Courts, Westmont Men’s Tennis (14-5, 8-2 GSAC) capped off their prosperous 2014 regular-season run by romping Biola (RV) (8-15, 4-6) by a score of 9-0.

The fifth-ranked Warriors have now procured their sixth-straight victory, surpassing their five-win mark that inaugurated this year’s campaign. Furthermore, today’s triumph was the squad’s third sweep in a row.

Over the course of the streak, the men in maroon have defeated their opponents by a collective mark of 50-4, including three wins over ranked opponents: #13 Concordia, third-ranked (NCAA III) Williams (Mass.), and #19 (NCAA III) UC Santa Cruz.

Match Results: [HIU], [UC Santa Cruz], and [Biola]

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