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Archive for February, 2009

Mustangs Shut Out Warriors

February 25th, 2009

Right-handed starter Kellen Skersies gave the Warriors seven and one-third innings of work, allowing three runs on seven hits, but Westmont Baseball was shut out 7-0 by #19 The Master’s (15-4, 5-2 GSAC) on Wednesday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Skersies recorded two strikeouts without giving up a walk.

The Warriors (2-15, 1-8 GSAC) managed just four base runners through the first eight innings including a double by third baseman Jordan Bottenfield in the second inning and a single by David Stout in the eighth.

The Master’s scored the first runs of the game on a two-run home run to right field by Pete Goeman in the third inning. Three innings later, Goeman led off with his second homer of the day.

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Sunbirds Defeat Warriors to Win GSAC Championship

February 24th, 2009

Sophomore forward Dan Rasp and junior point guard Christopher Jackson each scored 18 points but it wasn’t enough to keep Westmont Men’s Basketball from falling to #6 Fresno Pacific on Tuesday night in Fresno. The Sunbirds improved their record to 24-4 overall and 17-1 in the Golden State Athletic Conference with a 97-84 win over the Warriors (15-12, 9-9 GSAC).

“We played well, we shot 56%, but they shot 61%,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “I was pleased that our guys played with much better intensity in the second half.”

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Fresno Pacific Upsets Women’s Basketball

February 24th, 2009

Fresno Pacific led from tip off to buzzer on Tuesday night as #14 Westmont Women’s Basketball (21-5, 13-5 GSAC) suffered a 62-55 Golden State Athletic Conference loss to the Sunbirds (13-12, 9-9 GSAC) in Fresno.

Fresno Pacific jumped out to an 8-2 lead early in the game and the Warriors never caught up. The closest Westmont came was with 2:08 remaining in regulation when senior Annie Johnson made two free throws to make the score 55-54.

But the Warriors missed three of four free throw attempts in the final two minutes and did not take another shot from the floor until only 10 seconds remained on the clock. During the same time period, Fresno Pacific made a three-pointer and all four of their free throw attempts.

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Warriors Make it Dramatic but Fall to Azusa Pacific

February 24th, 2009

It was a dramatic afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts as the #25 Warriors of Westmont took on #5 Azusa Pacific. After being swept by the Cougars in doubles play, the Warriors made a valiant effort to try and win five of six singles matches and claim the victory. In the end, Azusa Pacific (3-1, 2-1 GSAC) prevailed 7-2 over Westmont (1-6, 0-4 GSAC).

In doubles action, the Cougars’ Matthijs Bolsius and Mathias Weber defeated Mattias Neuman and Bryan Cox 8-3 at number one. On the number two court, Janosch Apelt and Jack Zapala claimed an 8-5 win over Westmont’s Arthur Kalayjian and Ryley Schultz. At number three, Ronald Chow and Daniel Moore defeated Aaron Cooke and Kent Stormans 8-3.

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Cougars Take Women’s Tennis Match 8-1

February 24th, 2009

Westmont Women’s Tennis (1-4, 0-4 GSAC) suffered an 8-1 loss to Azusa Pacific (4-0, 4-0 GSAC) on Tuesday afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts on the Montecito campus.

“Overall, I was pleased,” said head coach Kathy LeSage about her team’s performance against the third ranked team in the NAIA. “I thought we came out and fought hard. Overall, I thought we played the first sets tough. I was a little disappointed that the score indicated that we didn’t try as hard in some of the second sets.”

Westmont’s only win came at number two singles where Cassie Strange defeated Casey Wetzig by scores of 6-2, 6-2.

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Warriors Defeat Sea Lions in San Diego

February 22nd, 2009

Four Warriors scored in double figures as Westmont Men’s Basketball (15-11, 9-8) picked up a road win at Point Loma Nazarene (15-13, 8-10) by a score of 80-77. Sophomore forward Dan Rasp scored 20 points while sophomore guard Evan Haines recorded 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were Blake Bender (10 points, 7 rebounds) and Matt LeDuc (10 points, 3 rebounds).

The Warriors jumped out to an early 9-1 lead, but the Sea Lions came back to tie the game at 28 and then take a 43-37 advantage into the locker room. But Westmont came out strong as the second half began, producing an 18-5 run.

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Sea Lions Prevail with Big Second Half

February 22nd, 2009

Sophomore guard Elizabeth Evancoe drained tour three-point field goals in the first half to help #13 Westmont Women’s Basketball (21-4, 13-4 GSAC) post a 35-32 halftime advantage at #7 Point Loma Nazarene (22-4, 16-2 GSAC) on Saturday night. But the Warriors could not hold on and the Sea Lions picked up a 61-52 win.

“Eco sparked us in the first half and we played with great energy and executed our game plan,” noted Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “We out rebounded Point Loma 37-30 had 15 o-boards compared to their five (for the game). But we struggled against their press in the second half and had too many turnovers.”

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Hope Leaves Warriors in the Dark

February 19th, 2009

A close match slipped away from Westmont Men’s Tennis (1-4, 0-2 GSAC) as darkness fell in Fullerton on Thursday evening. The Warriors (1-4, 0-2 GSAC) lost to #20 Hope International (4-3, 1-1 GSAC) by a score of 6-3.

Hope International went up 2-1 in doubles matches with Westmont’s only win coming at number three where Kent Stormans and Aaron Cooke (WC) defeated Sebastian Bunescu and Joey Nedelisky by a score of 8-6.

At number one doubles, the Royals’ Rajko Mladenovic and Johan Weich (HIU) defeated Bryan Cox and Mattias Neuman by an 8-5 score. The match on court two ended in the same score with Henning Thrien and Dominic Tinodi defeating Westmont’s Arthur Kalayjian and Ryley Schultz.

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