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Archive for September, 2008

#3 Concordia Rallies to Beat Westmont Volleyball

September 30th, 2008

Westmont Volleyball jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first set against third-ranked Concordia (17-2, 6-1 GSAC) and used the momentum to post a 25-22 victory. But the Eagles came back strong and took the next three sets 25-15, 25-16, 25-16 to claim the win in the Golden State Athletic Conference match at Murchison Gymnasium. Westmont fell to 7-11 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

“I thought we played really well in the first set,” said Westmont head coach Jim Smoot. “We were very aggressive and we served tough. After that we got a little frantic and got ahead of ourselves. But I’m so proud of how the players fought tonight.”

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Mustangs Shutout Warriors

September 30th, 2008

Westmont Men’s Soccer suffered another Golden State Athletic Conference loss on Tuesday, losing 2-0 in Santa Clarita to the Mustangs of The Master’s College (5-0-2, 1-0-1). Westmont was out shot 15-3 with the Master’s scoring one goal in each half. The lost drops Westmont to 0-2 in conference play and 3-4 overall.

Fabio Joaquim scored the first goal for The Master’s a little over six minutes into the contest. He was assisted by Marion Lindo. The second goal came in the sixty-eighth minutes when Chris Williams scored, assisted by Doug Armstrong.

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Women’s Soccer Victorious over Vanguard

September 27th, 2008

Senior midfielder Taylor Callan curled a corner kick into the goal in the seventh minute of overtime to give Westmont Women’s Soccer (2-4-1, 1-0 GSAC) a much needed 2-1 victory over #19 Vanguard. It was the first loss of the year for the Lions who fell to 5-1-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play. For Westmont the victory broke a three game losing streak – all of which were by one goal.

“This is a huge turning point for us,” said Callan. “It’s the first game of the (GSAC) season and our first win in a long time. We needed this one very badly. Pulling off (the win) means a complete new path for us. Regardless of points (in the standings) or anything else, this is a huge morale booster and confidence booster. It is exactly what we needed.”

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Men’s Soccer Loses Heartbreaker to Vanguard

September 27th, 2008

After going up 1-0 over the Lions of Vanguard University (3-3-1. 1-0 GSAC) in the sixty-seventh minute of play, #23 Westmont Men’s Soccer (3-3, 1-0 GSAC) gave up one goal in regulation and another in double overtime to suffer a heartbreaking loss on Saturday at Russ Carr Field.

“I’ve never had so many difficult loses, and this one just about topped them all. It was a very hard loss to take,” admitted Westmont head coach Dave Wolf.”

The Warriors struggled in the first half with a Lion’s team that proved to be quick to the ball and physical in nature.

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Cougars Hand Warriors a Four-Set Loss

September 27th, 2008

After tying the match at one set each, Westmont Volleyball (7-10, 1-5 GSAC) experienced an offensive power shortage Saturday night at #16 Azusa Pacific (13-5, 3-3 GSAC), falling to the Cougars 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-14, 25-20). The Warriors, who had an attack percentage of .387 in the second set, managed just four kills in the third set and posted an attack average of -.192.

Westmont utilized a 15-6 run to go 22-13 over the Cougars before cruising to a second set victory. But in the third set, Westmont committed 18 errors (hitting, service and serve reception), and the Cougars took command of the match 2-1.

Men’s Soccer Defeats CSU San Marcos

September 24th, 2008

Westmont Men’s Soccer, ranked at number 23 in the NAIA, defeated the Cougars of San Marcos (3-5-1) by a score of 1-0 at Russ Carr Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors, who improved to 3-2 on the year, won on an own goal with just 3:21 remaining on the second half clock.

The goal came when Sammy Montemer drove the baseline for the Warriors and crossed the ball to Jon Schoff. A Cougar defender attempted to clear the pass but instead redirected the ball into the net.

Westmont head coach Dave Wolf used the depth of the Warrior bench to his advantage in the fast-paced game.

“I thought the game was played at a high tempo,” said Wolf. “Part of that was their style and part of that was the fact that we can keep fresh players in the game. The goal was a bit of an example of our depth. Hugo (Pizano) found a little time on the ball which really he hadn’t had earlier. But he did in that moment and he played a nice through ball to Monte (Sammy Montemer). Even though Monte stumbled a little bit initially, they weren’t close enough to win it. And so Monte gets up and sneaks by. I think our depth shows up in those inches which it buys over the balance of 90 minutes.”

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#10 CSU San Marcos Defeats Women’s Soccer

September 24th, 2008

The frustrations for Westmont Women’s soccer continued on Wednesday at Russ Carr Field with a 1-0 loss to #10 Cal State San Marcos (6-1-2). The loss was the third one-goal loss in a row for the Warriors who saw their record drop to 1-4-1.

“The way I feel right now is that we are good enough to compete with people and good enough to stay in games. But the question is whether we can win games,” said head coach Dave Wolf after the loss. “That is obviously not what you want to say, but it feels a little bit that way. We’ve played in a lot of one-goal games. No one is blowing us out including the three NAIA ranked teams we have played. You can be a real good team, but the validation of that comes from winning.”

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Warriors Fall to Lancers

September 24th, 2008

Alison Sharp connected for 14 kills and tallied 11 digs, but it wasn’t enough to keep the second-ranked Lancers of California Baptist (15-1, 4-1) from sweeping the Westmont Warriors (25-18, 25-23, 25-19) in Riverside on Tuesday evening. With the loss, Westmont falls to 1-4 in conference play and 7-9 overall.

“We need to realize how close we are to competing with the top ranked teams,” said head coach Jim Smoot. “We need to work on our consistency.”

In the first set, the Lancers jumped out to a 10-5 lead and did not allow the Warriors to get closer than three points. The second set proved to be much closer with neither team leading by more than two at any point in the set. Alison Sharp and Samantha Miller (8 kills) stepped up to record all but two of the Warriors 12 kills.

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