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  • Tuesday, October 6

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • Soles de Mexicali
        Exhibition, 7:15 pm

  • Wednesday, October 14

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Lindsey Wilson, 3 pm

  • Friday, October 16

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Wm. Jessup, 3 pm

  • Saturday, October 17

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 12 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Menlo, 1 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 2:30 pm

Warriors Sweep Cardinals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 10th, 2015
Westmont Missy Fuerst and Sydney Striff put up a block.

Freshman middle blocker Libby Dahlberg produced 10 kills and sophomore outside hitter Taylor Beckman added nine more as #18 Westmont Volleyball (13-5) defeated the Cardinals of Concordia (Mich.) in straight sets (25-11, 25-13, 25-17).

Dahlberg and Beckman committed just one attack error each, resulting in an attack percentages of .450 and .615 respectively.

Westmont jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first set to establish a tone for the match. The Cardinals rallied, closing to within four on a 6-3 run, but the Warriors regained control and finished off the set on a 14-4 run. The final five points came with freshman Amy Buffham at the service line.

In the second set, Concordia claimed the first three points on their way to a 5-2 lead before the Warriors scored five straight points. Concordia made it 7-6 on a kill by Erica den Boer before the Warriors put together an 18-6 run to claim the second set.

The third set was the closest of the day. With the match tied at 11 points apiece, Westmont’s Lindsay Paulo provided a kill and then combined with Dahlberg for a block to make the score 13-11 in favor of the Warriors. After a Westmont service error, Sydney Striff connected for a kill, which preceded a block by Dahlberg and Sarah McGough. That gave the Warriors a 15-12 advantage.

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Warriors Down #17 Mustangs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 7th, 2015
Wilton Quintero's game winning penalty kick. Photo by Nathan Ngo.

Penalty kicks were the deciding factor in Westmont Men’s Soccer’s 1-0 win against #17 The Master’s (8-3-1, 2-2 GSAC). With the win, the Warriors (6-4-1, 3-2) moved into second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings.

“It is the kind of signature win that this group has been really close to getting but hasn’t quite gotten over the hump,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Now, we have.”

“I thought The Master’s was very good,” noted Wolf. “Statistically, it turned out fairly even. If I had to judge the run of play, they had the edge. To keep a team that is that good going forward off of the board is a big accomplishment. Defensively, their back four were physically very powerful. It was very difficult to get anything against them.”

The first of the two critical penalty kicks came in the 64th minute after Westmont committed a foul in the box. Jonathan Brown took the shot for the Mustangs and sent a hard shot on the ground toward the left post. Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover dove to his right and pushed the ball past the goalpost to prevent the score.

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Lillywhite Scores Game Winner in 88th Minute

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - October 6th, 2015
Brooke Lillywhite

By Kaci Mexico

October 6, 2015

It took two goals off the foot of junior Brooke Lillywhite for the #9 Warriors (8-2-1, 4-0-1) to triumph in today’s neck-and-neck game against the Mustangs of #23 The Master’s college (5-6-1, 2-2). The final result of the game was 2-1.

The Mustangs quickly made their strong physical presence known when they scored the first goal of the game in just the fifth minute of the match.

The goal began when Vanessa Lourenco intercepted a pass around midfield and quickly transitioned into offense. She crossed the ball from the left sideline to Lynnae George who slotted the ball into the right side of the goal from six yards out

“They pressed hard and we made an early and silly mistake,” explained head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “They took advantage of their moment, transitioned quickly, and put it away.”

The Warriors responded with resiliency.

Steck Honored as Offensive Player of the Week

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - October 5th, 2015

By Kaci Mexico

October 5, 2015

Senior Kelsey Steck received Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors for her performance in last week’s games. She was named the award winner after a scoring three goals in two conference games – one against Biola and two against Arizona Christian.

The center forward from Valencia was the first to score in each of these games. Last Wednesday against Biola, she had a clinical one-time finish from the top of the six yard line off of a cross from junior Brooke Lillywhite to earn the Warriors the lead for the better part of the game. The Warriors ended up tying Biola 2-2.

The following Saturday, Steck scored the first and third goal of the Warriors’ 5-0 win against Arizona Christian. The first goal came when Lillywhite played a through ball to Steck who slotted the ball into the left side of the goal. Ten minutes later, Steck scored again with a shot from four yards out off of a cross from sophomore Jackie Lopez.

Warriors to Host Soles de Mexicali

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 5th, 2015
Santiago Aguirre to return to Murchison Gym tomorrow night.

Good news for those who can’t wait for college basketball to begin. Westmont, which finished as the NAIA National Runner-up last season, will open the 2015-16 campaign tomorrow night with an exhibition game against Soles de Mexicali.

Based in Mexicali, Mexico, Club Soles is a professional basketball team playing in the Northern Division of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional of Mexico. Wearing number 15 for Club Soles is Westmont alumnus (’07) Santiago Aguirre who played for the Warriors from 2003-2007 and has been playing professional ball ever since.

Aguirre earned NAIA All-American honors in his senior year at Westmont and was twice named to the All-GSAC team. He currently ranks 16th on Westmont’s career scoring list with 1,358 points during his four years on the Warriors’ squad. Aguirre ranks ninth in career rebounds, having pulled down 699 boards.

Exquisite Execution

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 5th, 2015
Kaitlin Swift

By Kaci Mexico
After scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes, it was evident that the #9 Warriors (7-2-1, 3-0-1 GSAC) were resolved in getting the win in Saturday’s home game against the Firestorm of Arizona Christian (2-6, 0-4 GSAC). The final result of the match was 5-0.

Senior Kelsey Steck set the tone early when she scored in forth minute. Junior Brooke Lillywhite, played a precise ball into the box behind the Firestorm defense to Steck who took a moving touch forward and slotted it into the right side of the goal.

Three minutes later, Kaitlin Swift capitalized off of Alanna Richards’ blocked header goal attempt, with a header goal of her own.

Goal number three came in the 15th minute when sophomore Jackie Lopez played the ball to Steck from the right side of the field. Steck took a near post shot from four yards out to score.

Steck reflected on the team’s performance and said, “I think we are doing a really good job in connecting our passes, creating goal scoring opportunities, and then finishing those opportunities.”

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Warriors Put Exclamation Point on Golden Anniversary

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 4th, 2015
Brandon Talsma

Westmont Men’s Soccer (5-4-1, 2-2 GSAC) capped a two-day celebration with a 1-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over Arizona Christian (2-5-1, 1-3). Over the weekend, the Warriors celebrated the 50th anniversary of Westmont’s first varsity men’s soccer game as well as a half-century of Westmont Soccer.

Westmont’s Brandon Talsma scored the lone goal in the 50th minute of play.

“Tim Hieduk made the key play in the sequence,” noted Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “The ball was running away from him a little bit, but he sensed the pressure and slipped a first time ball to Tanner (Wolf) in between a couple of defenders.

“Tanner got the ball in a good spot with a little bit of time to get turned. Brandon is an intelligent runner out front. Arizona Christian had been playing a high line and caught us offside a few times. But this time, our guys got the timing right and Brandon took the chance. The execution from those three was really good.”

Goalkeeper Josh Glover picked up his third shutout of the season, tallying two saves in the process.

Next up, the Warriors will host #18 The Master’s (8-2-1, 2-1) on Wednesday at Thorrington Field.

Saturday’s game, however, was only the final piece of a remarkable weekend. Alumni enjoyed breakfast and golf on Friday morning before meeting for the main event that night.

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Westmont-Biola Rivalry Ends in a Tie

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - October 1st, 2015
Alanna Richards

By Kaci Mexico

September 30, 2015

The Westmont Women’s Soccer team (6-2-1, 2-0-1 GSAC) was unable to maintain a lead against the Eagles of Biola (7-0-3, 1-0-2) and posted a 2-2 tie in their third Golden State Athletic Conference game of the year.

“It was a very competitive environment to play in,” said head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “It was a physical battle and there were a lot of individual battles all over the field. Overall, it was a well fought game on both sides.”

The Warriors set the tone of the match with a goal off of a corner kick in the 11th minute. “It was really nice to be able to score on the set piece in the first half and set the tone in that way,” reflected Cappuccilli.

Last week’s GSAC Defensive Player of the Week, Angela Brown, took the corner kick and found the head of sophomore Alanna Richards. Richards headed the ball into the goal with pace to score her first goal of the season and earn the Warriors an early lead.

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