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Archive for October, 2004

Women’s Soccer To Open Playoffs at Home

October 31st, 2004

The Warriors will play in the first round of the NAIA Region II Championships at home on Wednesday, taking on the Eagles of Concordia. Game time is 1:00 p.m. The Warriors, who were seeded fourth in the six team regional, were granted the home game based on a 2-1 head-to-head victory over the fifth seeded Eagles on October 19th. With a win on Wednesday, the Warriors would most likely play at top seeded Azusa Pacific in the second round on Saturday.

Based on the Longo rating system used to determine seeding, Azusa Pacific received the top seed in the regional despite losing to Biola in the regular season. Notre Dame de Namur was seeded second. Both first and second seed teams have first round byes. Biola was seeded third and will host sixth seeded Fresno Pacific in first round action.


Season Ends on High Note, Coach Now #1

October 30th, 2004

Though the Warriors will not be participating in the playoffs this year, the season ended on a positive as Westmont defeated California Baptist 5-0. The first goal came as a result of an own goal by the Lancers, which proved to be the only goal of the first half.

The Warriors added to the lead early in the second half when Carver Peterson passed the ball to Blake Thompson who made a quick, hard shot to score his tenth goal of the year. Sam Hartman scored nine minutes later on a cross from the right side. Ryan Powers and Ryan Warner were credited with assists on Hartman’s goal.


Men’s Soccer Wins at Second Home

October 28th, 2004

For the third time this season, and twice in as many days, Westmont played at Al Barbour Field on the campus of Biola University. The new synthetic field turned out to be the only way Westmont could get in all of its games in the midst of an unusually rainy October. The Warriors said farwell to Al Barbour Field with the sweetness of a 5-2 victory over Concordia.

The Eagles jumped out to an early 2-0 victory on two goals by Concordia’s David Webb in the 27th and 33rd minutes. But the Warriors responde quickly, scoring just 48 seconds later when Richie Alcaraz crossed a pass from the left side which found Michael German waiting to record his first goal of the year. 55 seconds after the first goal, Luke Williams connected with Blake Thompson who evened the score at two.


Warriors Put Scare Into #4 Concordia

October 28th, 2004

Despite a well played game by the Warrior squad at Murchison Gymnasium, Westmont was defeated by #4 Concordia 3-1 (28-30, 30-25, 30-28, 30-20)

In the first game, the Eagles jumped out to a 6-3 lead and increased it to 19-13 before the Warriors came roaring back. Allegra Willis tied the game at 23-all with one of her match high 16 kills. A second kill by Willis put the Warriors ahead by one. Concordia tied the game at 27 and took the lead when Heidi Schlecht put the ball on the floor. But Westmont responded with another kill by Willis to tie the game at 28. An attack error by the Eagles put the Warriors ahead and Abby Pierik secured the win in game one with a service ace.


Warriors Win On Senior Day

October 28th, 2004

After recognizing the Warrior’s three seniors (Kristi Peich, Katie Cates and Naomi Cavaliere) for their four years of contributions to Westmont Women’s Soccer, the Warriors went on to defeat Vanguard 3-2 in an single overtime game.

The Warriors scored first in the contest in the 32nd minute when Jessica Schoepke crossed from the right side to Jane Wyche who scored from 5 yards out. The Lions responded just four minutes later as Madison Perry drove down the field and scored to even the game at one.


Warrior’s Fall to #13 Vanguard

October 27th, 2004

After a day’s postponement and relocation to Al Barbour Field at Biola University, the Warriors managed to get in a game against #13 Vanguard. Unfortunately, the game did not go Westmont’s way as the Lions defeated the Warriors 3-0.

With a storm brewing, the game remained scoreless throughout the first half with goalkeeper Logan Frank recording three saves. Vanguard broke the ice in the 66th minute on a through ball which Matthew Hess landed for a goal. Nathan Kramer and Mariano Salcedo also scored for the Lions.


Women’s Soccer Returns to Top 25 Ranking

October 26th, 2004

After defeating then #19 Concordia last week and playing well against then #2 Azusa Pacific, the Warriors have returned to the NAIA National Polls with a #21 ranking. The timing of the return is significant as it is this week’s poll that is used as one factor in determining seeding in the upcoming NAIA Region II playoffs. Regional seeding will be released on Sunday.

Azusa Pacific dropped to #5 in this week’s poll and Concordia fell out of the top 25. Fellow Golden State Athletic Conference member Biola moved up to #3. Azusa Pacific and Concordia both lost games to Biola last week.

#3 Azusa Pacific Defeats Warriors 4-1

October 23rd, 2004

The Cougars of Azusa Pacific (14-0-1, 8-0) extended their conference lead by defeating the Warriors at Russ Carr Field 4-1. Azusa Pacific held a 2-0 lead at the half on goals by Brandon Stirm and Ferguson Agwu. Andriy Budnyy and Kolt Callaway scored in the second half to put the Cougars up 4-0.

Though Westmont outshot the Cougars 18-9, the Warriors could not get on the board until the 71st minute when J.J. Bailey passed the ball to Kevin Saiki who drilled the shot home. The Cougars had a 7-1 advantage on corner kicks.