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Archive for September, 2005

Men’s Soccer Opens GSAC Season with a Win

September 28th, 2005

Westmont Men’s Soccer (4-2-2, 1-0) hosted the Concordia Eagles this afternoon at Russ Carr field in the season opener of the Golden State Athletic Conference. Despite giving up two goals in the last seven minutes, the Warriors walked off the field with a 4-2 victory. “It’s a good win against a quality opponent,” said Warrior head coach Dave Wolf.

“Regardless of what emotions you were feeling at the end of the day, what you had to quickly get to is that it was three points today,” noted Wolf referring to the new point system put in place by the GSAC this season. Under the new system, each win is awarded three points in the GSAC standings while a tie results in a single point. No points are awarded for a loss.


Women’s Volleyball Sweeps The Master’s

September 28th, 2005

The road trip to Santa Clarita is the shortest of the year for Westmont’s Volleyball team and a three game sweep of The Master’s (6-9, 2-5) made it a quick trip for the Warriors.

Westmont (13-5, 5-2) was led offensively by Allegra Willis (.353 hitting %) and Kelsey Voetmann (.222) who recorded nine kills each in the 30-25, 31-29, 30-22 win. Kristen De Groot added seven more kills to the Warrior totals.


Cross Country Competes at Stanford Invitational

September 28th, 2005

The Warrior Cross Country teams traveled to Palo Alto over the weekend to compete at the Stanford Invitational for the first time in five years. “One reason [for returning to the Stanford Invitational] was the high level of competition,” said assistant coach Erin Kredel, “making it beneficial for learning how to race in a large competitive field.

The meet, which includes NCAA Div I, II and II teams as well as NAIA schools, included four races in which Westmont athletes took part. In the Women’s 4K, the Warriors finished 9 out of 17 schools and third among NAIA schools. Top ranked Simon Frasier and #2 British Columbia finished second and third respectively behind the host, Stanford.

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Concordia Hands Warriors First Loss

September 27th, 2005

The opening game of the Golden State Athletic Conference season turned out to be less than desirable for twelfth ranked Westmont women’s soccer. The Warriors (4-1, 0-1) lost their first game of the season to Concordia (4-5, 1-0) by a score of 2-0.

“Concordia did a great job putting us under pressure,” acknowledged head coach Rebecca Mouw, “and we just were not able to play quickly enough. This should be a good opportunity for us to learn that our passes need to by 100% accurate all the time and quick enough all the time. That’s something positive we can take from this game.”


Westmont Coach Reconnects with Hurricane Victums

September 27th, 2005

By Scott Craig – Westmont Manager of Media Relations

Westmont Head Baseball Coach Rob Crawford is returning to the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast this week to help 16 families who were forced to evacuate. Crawford is following up with about 40 people he and other local residents helped on a trip earlier this month. Crawford hopes to take the victims shopping for food and clothes with money donated from the Santa Barbara community. Crawford is concentrating his efforts on the families that 21 local volunteers relocated to hotels where they are being allowed to stay for 30 days.

“But they still don’t have a change of clothes and they need food to sustain them through those 30 days,” said Crawford. “Then they’re going to be relocated again.”

Golf Classic Postponed

September 26th, 2005

The 22nd Annual Warrior Sports Associates Golf Classic, originally schedule for today, has been postponed due to the rain and thunder storms in Santa Barbara. The event has been rescheduled for Monday, October 10th.

The Golf Classic raises funds for Westmont athletic scholarships and enables Westmont to attract quality athletes and students to the Warrior sports programs. This year’s Classic will be held at the Montecito Country Club with registration beginning at 10:00 am followed by lunch at 11:30. Tee-off for the modified scramble format and a shotgun start is at 1:00 with a dinner and an awards ceremony scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

To participate in the event or obtain more information, please call Jeff Azain (565-7012) or click here.

Warriors Can’t Stop Eagle Comeback

September 26th, 2005

It was a long Saturday night for Westmont’s volleyball team in Murchison Gymnasium. In a game which did not start until 8:30 p.m., the Warriors (12-4, 4-2) fell to #24 Biola (8-5, 2-4) in five games after taking a 2-0 advantage. Game scores in the match were 20-30, 28-30, 30-28, 30-26 and 15-11.

The late start to the contest was to accommodate a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which saw four Warriors, including volleyball standout Kelly Barnes Greene (1991-1994), honored for their contribution to Westmont Athletics. The other inductees were Nicole Smith Gabelein (Women’s Soccer 1992-95), Stacia Larson McInnes (Women’s Track and Field 1985-90) and Ron Mulder (Administrator, Coach, Athlete 1958-63, 1967-2004). Greene was also honored for her accomplishments as a track and field athlete.


Reese Named NAIA National Volleyball Libero of the Week

September 21st, 2005
Malinda Reese

After being named Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Libero of the Week for the second time this season, Westmont’s Malinda Reese has also been honored as the NAIA National Volleyball Libero of the Week.

In Westmont’s five game win at Point Loma Nazarene last week, Reese set a school record of 44 digs in a single match. It is the second time this year that Reese has set the record for digs in a match. On August 24, the sophomore recorded 35 digs against Cornerstone (Mich.) establishing what would turn out to be a short lived team record.

“In the Point Loma match, she was digging balls that people were hammering at her,” said Westmont head coach Jim Smoot. “She had to go to the floor on hard hit balls and was making great saves. In several rallies she dug two or three hard shots in a row.”

In addition to the record number of digs, Reese also recorded 39 serve receptions in the match at Point Loma Nazarene. For the two matches last week, Reese averaged 7.33 digs per game and 7.0 serve receptions per game.