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Archive for March, 2008

Biola Beats Baseball

March 27th, 2008

It wasn’t the result for which Westmont had hoped. The Warrior pitching staff surrendered 24 hits as #21 Biola (20-9, 11-7 GSAC) defeated Westmont (7-16, 3-14 GSAC) by a score of 22-5 at Russ Carr Field on Thursday afternoon. Four fielding errors also led to the Warriors’ demise.

The Eagles scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but Westmont answered back with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the opening frame. Biola’s runs were scored on an RBI triple by second baseman Hawkins Gebbers and a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Kris Cook.


Sharp, Hayes Pick Up Two Wins Each for Warriors in Retro Meet

March 26th, 2008

Freshmen Alison Sharp and Isaac Hayes each earned two wins in the retro themed track and field meet between visiting George Fox (Ore.) and the Warriors of Westmont. Sharp picked up wins in the women’s shot put (36-11) and the discus (114-2) and placed second in the hammer throw (101-06). Hayes won the men’s 100 yard dash (10.2) and the 220 yard dash (23.1).

Westmont men won the dual meet by a score of 87-76 while George Fox took the women’s meet with a score of 90.5 to 75.5

The event marked the final meet to be held on Westmont’s crushed brick and clay track and was celebrated by both teams with clothes and music from the 60s and 70s. Long, bright colored socks, afros and pony tails added to the truly festive occasion as well as a collection of vintage uniforms. Nearly all events were conducted in inches, feet and yards as they was done in years long gone.


Baseball Falls 6-3 to UC Santa Barbara

March 25th, 2008

Seven Warrior pitchers combined to hold the UC Santa Barbara (15-7) to six runs on five hits on Tuesday at Caesar Uyesaka but Westmont (7-15) lost to the Gauchos by a score of 6-3. Senior Jonathan White started for the Warriors, giving up one run on one hit in two innings of work. White (0-3), who was charged with the loss, struck out two and allowed one walk. The Gauchos’ Michael Martin (2-0) picked up the win.

The Gauchos scored a single run in the first inning off an RBI double by junior first baseman Eric Oliver. Oliver would also figure into the Gauchos’ run in the sixth inning, scoring from third on a sacrifice fly to left by junior shortstop Shane Carlson.


Women’s Tennis Hosts UC Santa Barbara

March 25th, 2008

On Monday morning, Westmont head coach Kathy Le Sage and UC Santa Barbara head coach Pete Kirkwood decided their respective teams could use another match this week – so they agreed to play each other on Tuesday afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts on the Westmont campus. The NCAA Division I Gauchos (7-7) won the match 9-0, but not without the #23 NAIA Warriors (8-8) putting up a fight.

In doubles play, Jill Damion and Asagi Onaga teamed up at number one to defeat Westmont freshmen Lauren Combs and Erin McGurty 8-1. The Gauchos’ Tova Hausman and Brittany Kausen defeated freshman Ilissa Mathews and senior Jennie Dunn on court two by a score of 8-3 while Bryanna Ojeda and Juliette Mutzke picked up the win on court three by the same score over juniors Kristen Lee and Christina Klein.


Retro Meet to Mark the End of an Era

March 24th, 2008

On Wednesday, Westmont track and field will mark the end of an era when it hosts the last meet on its 440-yard, crushed-brick and clay track. Construction on a new track & field/soccer facility with an all-weather track and a grass infield is scheduled to begin this coming fall.

“It’s going to be a fun meet,” said head coach Russell Smelley. “The facility is beautiful when it is dressed up and lined. It is a historical moment and the end of an era. The students would love to have the support of people coming out and cheering for them.”

The Warriors will host the Bruins of George Fox (Oregon) in a dual meet. The field events are scheduled for a two o’clock start with the track events scheduled to begin at three. The meet will be the first at the facility since March 29, 2003 when Westmont hosted Redlands.

Baseball Sweeps Occidental, Maddox Pounds Six Hits

March 22nd, 2008

Freshman center fielder Taylor Maddox went six for ten at the plate and received an intentional walk as Westmont Baseball (7-14) won both games of a doubleheader against the Tigers of Occidental (8-13). After winning the first game 11-4, Westmont scored two runs in the bottom half of the ninth inning and another in the eleventh to pick up the 5-4 victory.

Freshman right-hander Keith Johnson picked up his first collegiate win in the first game, pitching three and one-third innings in relief while allowing one run on three hits. Johnson struck out three and walked one.

“(John) Evans started and pitched four and two-thirds innings,” reported Westmont assistant coach Mel Gemberling. “It’s too bad he had to come out, we would have liked him to get the win. But Johnson came in, put out the fire and took us into the ninth. “(Matt) Moore, The Terminator, came in a closed it out for us. Those were his first innings pitched in college and he did a good job – he hung up a zero.”

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Carroll Edges Westmont at Nationals

March 19th, 2008

It was an up-tempo, hard-fought battle between number four seed Carroll of Montana (26-5) and fifth-seeded Westmont (21-9) in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament in Jackson, Tennessee. At the final buzzer, however, the nineteenth-ranked Warriors found themselves two points short from advancing to the second round. Carroll’s 61-59 win brought an end to the Warrior’s season a bit earlier than expected by the players and coaches.

“It’s really sad for the seniors,” said head coach Kirsten McKnight, “because they have been such an example of leadership with their hard work and work effort.”

Senior Stephanie Anderson finished her career with 14 points on six-of-nine shooting and displayed incredible hustle on the basketball court while fellow seniors Kara Reynolds and Brittney Crawford each made significant defensive contributions to the game.


Women’s Basketball Set for First Round of NAIA National Tournament

March 19th, 2008

Westmont Women’s Basketball (21-8) arrived in Jackson, Tennessee on Sunday to participate in the NAIA National Tournament which begins on Wednesday. The Warriors, who are seeded at number five in their quadrant of the bracket, will face fourth-seeded Carroll (25-5) in first round action at 1:45 p.m. (CDT).

“I feel so much excitement,” said sophomore guard Jessica Case about tomorrow’s game. “It has been our goal all year to play in the national tournament and we are finally here. We’ve been here practicing hard and have had great practices that last few weeks.”