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Women’s Basketball Hangs Tough with Waves

October 31st, 2007

Sophomore Jessica Case and junior Annie Johnson each scored 11 points as Westmont Women’s Basketball lost 46-68 in an exhibition game at Pepperdine’s Firestone Fieldhouse on Wednesday evening. Case and Johnson each nailed three from beyond the arc to lead the Warriors in scoring.

“We can take a lot of positive things out of this game,” said head coach Kirsten McKnight. “I was pleased with our attacking mentality. We played with a lot of confidence despite being as undersized as we were compared to Pepperdine. We didn’t let a few blocked shots bother us but we kept attacking. We made some adjustments at half time and did a lot better rebounding, especially offensively.”

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Women’s Soccer Season Ends in Regionals

October 31st, 2007

Westmont women’s soccer season came to an end on Wednesday as the Warriors suffered a 5-1 loss at #2 Azusa Pacific (15-1-1). The Warriors were out shot 29-5 in the contest and freshman goalkeeper Roxanne Love posted a new single game record with 13 saves.

“Azusa is obviously a very good team who has been successful all year,” said head coach Rebecca Mouw. “We gave up the first goal just before half which was a momentum downer for us. We came out and took more risks in the second half and we paid for it. I’m proud of how the players kept battling even though we were down 4-0. They were still battling and trying to get something for us and ended up with a goal.”

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Warriors Victorious over Royals

October 31st, 2007

Katey Lowry hammered home 17 kills while Katie Sharp added 15 and Laura Trudelle contributed 14 as the Warriors posted a 3-1 victory over Hope International (6-16, 3-14) on Tuesday night at Murchison Gymnasium. The Warriors started the night a little sluggish, but got the ball bouncing their way in the middle of the second game and then poured it on in game three.

“Everybody was wondering where our team was the first game and one-half,” acknowledged head coach Jim Smoot. “Hope was playing well and we weren’t doing the little things like the wing-diggers picking up the ball and taking care of free balls. If you don’t do that, a team like Hope is going to beat you.”

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Men Win Third in Row, Qualify for Regionals

October 28th, 2007

By virtue of a 2-0 win over California Baptist (6-10-1, 2-8) on Saturday, Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-7, 4-6) has qualified for the NAIA Region II Tournament which will begin on Thursday, November 1. The Warriors are seeded at number eight and will play at top-seeded Azusa Pacific (16-0-1, 9-0-1) at 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, junior midfielder Jonathon Schoff set up both of the Warriors goals. Eighteen minutes into the game, Schoff crossed the ball into the box and found junior midfielder Sammy Montemer who finished the opportunity to give Westmont a 1-0 lead. In the thirty-fifth minute, another pass from Schoff’ went to freshman Dan Sargent who put the ball away to account for Westmont’s second goal.

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Women’s Soccer Ties Lancers, Plays Azusa in First Round of Regionals

October 28th, 2007

After playing to a 1-1 double overtime tie with #17 California Baptist on Saturday at Russ Carr Field, the Warriors learned today that they will face #2 Azusa Pacific on Wednesday in the first round of the NAIA Region II Playoffs. Despite finishing third place the Golden State Athletic Conference, the Warriors were seeded at number eight in the post-season tournament due to their a system for ranking soccer teams now as Longo.

On Saturday, Westmont (9-6-2, 6-2-2) scored first against California Baptist (12-4-1, 7-2-1) when senior Heather Brown headed in a cross from junior Taylor Callan in the eighteenth minute. Brown’s goal came on the first on nine corner kick opportunities for the Warriors.

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Lancers Sweep Warriors in Volleyball

October 28th, 2007

Westmont Volleyball (11-14, 4-12) suffered a three-game sweep at #2 California Baptist (21-3, 14-2) on Saturday afternoon in Riverside. The loss was the third in the row for the Warriors, all against teams ranked in the top six in the NAIA.

Laura Trudelle led the Warriors with 10 kills and Beth Widicus added another eight. Katie Pace and Ally Rios each posted 18 assists. Malinda Reese tallied 22 digs and 34 service receptions. Widicus had 20 service receptions.

The Warriors return to action on Tuesday, October 30 as the host Hope International (6-15, 3-13) in Murchison Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

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Callan Named GSAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

October 25th, 2007
Taylor Callan

The Golden State Athletic Conference has named Taylor Callan the Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week in recognition of her contributions to Westmont’s two wins last week. Callan, who hails from Portland, Oregon, scored two goals against Biola and one against San Diego Christian.

“Taylor has done a great job in the center of the pitch as a quarterback for our team,” said head coach Rebecca Mouw. “She gets our team forward as a unit and gets everybody involved. Taylor has been the glue that combines our offense and our defense together.”

Against Biola, Callan scored Westmont’s first two goals within an eight minute span to lead the Warriors to 3-1 victory. Her first goal came in the nineteenth minute of play off an assists from freshman Kayla Barkett. After receiving a pass from Barkett, Callan drove a ball from 35 yards out which knuckled down, skipped off the ground and passed through the keepers’ legs. In the twenty-seventh minute, Callan was attempting a corner kick into a stiff breeze. Aided by the wind, Callan’s kick curved directly into the net for an unassisted goal.

Etherton Named GSAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

October 25th, 2007
Justin Etherton

Westmont’s junior goalkeeper Justin Etherton of Yorba Linda has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Etherton recorded two shutouts last week as Westmont defeated Biola 5-0 and San Diego Christian 3-0. Against Biola, Etherton posted four saves and then tallied five more against San Diego Christian.

“In my estimation, defending awards come down to more than just the individual that gets recognized,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “It is a complement to the back four as well as to Justin. The defense is the most consistent part of our team – the part of the team that we have changed the least. We have played consistently with Sergio (Hernandez-Leor), Saul (Moreno), Dillion (Barna) and Scott Williams. Joe Benscoter is part of that recognition as well, even though he hasn’t played as much as Justin. I see the goalkeeping performance as collaboration between those two players.”

Etherton attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in his freshman season and transferred to Westmont for the start of his sophomore year. This season, Etherton has notched 39 saves this season and has a goals-against-average of 1.23 in 12 contests.

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