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Women’s Soccer Advances to Region Semifinals

October 31st, 2006

Senior Anna Gropp connected on a penalty kick and sophomore Amy Lawson added an insurance goal to help #7 Westmont women’s soccer to a 2-0 win over Holy Names (5-6-1) in the first round of the NAIA Region II Tournament. With the win, the Warriors advance to the semifinals where they will play #1 Azusa Pacific (16-1, 9-1).

“I thought we did a good job adjusting to the field and Holy Name’s style of play in order to create chances for ourselves,” said head coach Rebecca Mouw. The game was played at Pioneer Stadium on the campus of Cal State East Bay in Hayward, where there is a significant crown running through the middle of the field.

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Men’s Soccer to Play Holy Names in First Round – Three Named to All-GSAC Team

October 29th, 2006

After finishing tied for fifth in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings, the Westmont men’s soccer team (10-5-3, 4-3-3) received the fifth seed in the upcoming NAIA Region II Championships and will head north to take on Holy Names (7-3-1, 6-0-0) on Wednesday. The location and time of the game will be announced at a later date. Holy Names, out of the California Pacific Conference, is the only non-GSAC representative in the tournament.

#11 Azusa Pacific (12-3-2, 7-2-1) received the top seed despite finishing third in the GSAC standings. The Cougars will host eighth seeded Point Loma Nazarene which finished with an identical record to the Warriors. The second seed went to GSAC Champion and fourth ranked Concordia (13-4-0, 8-2-0) which will host seventh seeded Biola (9-5-1, 5-4-1).

Fifth Seeded Women’s Soccer Places Five on All-GSAC Team

October 29th, 2006

Seventh ranked Westmont women’s soccer will travel to Oakland for a first round NAIA Region II Tournament game against Holy Names (5-5,5-0), the California Pacific Conference champion. The game will be played at 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Cal State Hayward.

The Warriors (12-4-1, 7-2-1) received the fifth seed in the regional championship despite a second place finish in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings. The top seed was awarded to GSAC champion Azusa Pacific (15-1, 9-1) which will host the eighth seeded Menlo (10-6-1, 4-1), the only other team to qualify out of the Cal-Pac.

Men’s Soccer Headed to Playoffs

October 28th, 2006

Despite a 3-0 loss to Point Loma Nazarene (10-5-3, 4-3-3) this afternoon in San Diego, Westmont men’s soccer (10-5-3, 4-3-3) is headed to the NAIA Region II Playoffs next week. The Warriors finished tied with Point Loma for fifth place in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Six or seven teams are expected to qualify from the GSAC for the regional championship.

The Warriors’ bid to post-season play was made certain by a 1-0, double overtime loss of #22 Fresno Pacific (10-4-3, 4-4-2) to #4 Concordia (13-4-0, 8-2-0). Fresno Pacific and California Baptist (5-10-2, 4-4-2) end the season tied for seventh place. With the win, Concordia claimed the GSAC Championship.

Women’s Soccer Ends Regular Season With a Loss

October 28th, 2006

Point Loma Nazarene scored a goal in the fifteenth minute of play and that proved to be the ball game as #7 Westmont women’s soccer lost to Point Loma Nazarene (11-4-0, 7-1-1) in San Diego by a score of 1-0. The Warriors (12-4-1, 7-2-1) finished the Golden State Athletic Conference in second place having accumulated 22 points in the GSAC standings. Azusa Pacific (15-1-0, 9-1-0) finished first with 27 points and Point Loma Nazarene finished third with 21 points.

The goal came on a corner kick by the Sea Lions’ Rebecca Lewis who connected with Christine Grover. Grover headed the ball in the net for the score. Westmont out shot Point Loma 18-5 but only six of the Warrior’s attempts were on target.

Warriors Fall to Vanguard

October 28th, 2006

Westmont volleyball had hoped to take clear possession of seventh place in the Golden State Athletic Conference when they hosted Vanguard this afternoon at Murchison Gymnasium. The two teams entered the contest with an identical 5-10 conference record and battling over what is probably the last entry into the NAIA Region II Playoffs. But the Lions of Vanguard posted a .322 hitting percentage and tallied 10 team blocks to claim a 3-0 win over the Warriors (30-21, 30-25, 30-18).

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Men’s Soccer Shuts Out Hope International

October 25th, 2006

Senior goalkeeper Logan Frank recorded six saves while Blake Thompson and Johnny Alcaraz scored goals to give Westmont men’s soccer a 2-0 win over Hope International (3-12, 2-7) at Russ Carr Field. Frank, who is the current NAIA Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, surpassed Butch Grosvenor (1984-87) on the Westmont career save’s list to move into second place with a total of 285 career saves.

The Warriors’ first goal came in the sixty-fourth minute of play as the result of a pass from Alcaraz to Thompson. Alcaraz took the ball at midfield and lobbed it over the heads of the defenders and into the path of Thompson who was streaking toward the goal.

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Frank Named NAIA Player of the Week

October 25th, 2006

After receiving conference player of the week honors on Monday, Westmont senior goalkeeper Logan Frank of Murrieta, California has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. Frank accumulated 10 saves while allowing only one goal as the Warriors defeated #17 Biola 1-0 in La Mirada on Thursday, and then went on to defeat #25 Fresno Pacific 2-1 at home on Saturday.

In the game against Fresno Pacific, Frank moved into third place on the Westmont career saves list having recorded 279 in his four years as a Warrior. He needs only three more saves to pass Butch Grosvenor (1984-87) who is currently in second. The shutout against Biola was Frank’s fifth this season and the sixteenth of his career.

“He had a phenomenal week,” said Head Coach Dave Wolf. “Ryan Jorden, our assistant coach, probably said it best when he noted that it took a great finish off the post in the Fresno Pacific game to beat him.

“We have the kind of team this year where we must have good goalkeeping,” continued Wolf. “We are shaping the team in a way that invites more cross balls. If you are going to invite more cross balls, you better be certain that your guy in the goal can deal with them. We have geared our whole defensive game plan around who we have in the goal.”

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