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Archive for August, 2009

Men’s Soccer Comes Up One Short

August 29th, 2009

A look at the stat sheet will tell you that it was a close game between #15 Simon Fraser (B.C.) and Westmont Men’s Soccer on Saturday afternoon at the Cougar Classic in Azusa. In every category, the difference is no more than one. Unfortunately for the Warriors, that includes the goal count as Westmont (1-1) fell to Simon Fraser (3-1) by a score of 1-0.

“We conceded a goal just at the end of the first half,” reported Westmont Head Coach Dave Wolf. “We were not able to level the score although we had some excellent opportunities to do it including a ball that went off the inside of the post. It came awful close to going over the line. We’re not sure if it did or not. I’m not going to claim that it did, but it was awful close.”

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Men’s Soccer Starts Season with a Bang

August 27th, 2009

Westmont Men’s Soccer opened the season with a 5-1 victory over Westminster of Utah (0-1) on Thursday as part of the Azusa Pacific Cougar Classic. As a result of the Morris Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa, the game was played at Al Barber Field on the campus of Biola University.

“It was a good result and it was nice to score some goals. It helps to develop confidence,” said Westmont Head Coach Dave Wolf.

Forward Doug Harrell gave the Warriors an early lead, scoring in the eleventh minute off a throw-in by sophomore defender Zach George. It was the first goal in a Warrior uniform for Harrell who is a sophomore transfer from The Master’s.

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Warriors Drop Season Opener in Final Minutes

August 27th, 2009

For 85 minutes, #17 Westmont Women’s Soccer battled Trinity Western (B.C.) in a scoreless game at Lovik Field on the Westmont campus. But in the eight-fifth minute, the Spartans scored the game’s only goal off the foot of Alicia Tesan, giving Westmont a loss in its season opener.

“It was a little disappointing at the end, but I think the majority of the game was played well by the team,” said Westmont Associate Head Coach Kristi Kiely. “At the end of the game it is hard to come back. We could have done a better job fighting at the end. We saw a lot of good things and some things we need to work on.”

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Opening Day Schedule Changes for Men’s and Women’s Soccer

August 26th, 2009

As the result of some ironic circumstances, the Westmont men’s and women’s soccer teams will have their opening day plans changed due to the Morris Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa.

The men’s team was scheduled to open the season on Thursday with a 10:30 a.m. game against Westminster (Utah) as part of the Azusa Pacific Cougar Classic. But air quality issues have forced the relocation of the game to Biola University. The game time has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Gauchos Rally to Defeat Warriors

August 24th, 2009

After a scoreless first half against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, Westmont Men’s Soccer took a 1-0 lead in the fifty-ninth minute when sophomore goalkeeper Ben Gordon took a cross Daniel Guzman and drove the ball past the Gaucho’s diving goalkeeper.

“It was a good play, a good build up,” said Gordon after the game. “We got behind the defense and Guz slotted a perfect ball.”

“The last few years in this game we have conceded early goals and the result has been tucked away pretty early,” said Head Coach Dave Wolf. “It felt good to be competing the way that we did.”

Coming off a less that stellar scrimmage by his team against Santa Barbara City College, Wolf was pleased with his teams effort.

“I thought we sorted some things out from Thursday. Give the guys a lot of credit for hearing some pretty hard thing the last couple of days. But they heard it, they received it and I’m really proud of how the guys played today. Tonight they were very, very tough.”


Volleyball Opens Season

August 24th, 2009

The 2009 Westmont Women’s Volleyball team began the 2009 campaign with four games at the Azusa Pacific Cougar Classic on Friday and Saturday and walked away with an early-season record of 3-1.

Westmont’s only loss came in the first match on Friday when the Warriors fell to Eastern Oregon 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 16-25, 27-25). Junior outside side hitter Alison Sharp recorded 21 kills in the match and posted a .364 attack percentage. Senior outside hitter Beth Widicus added another nine kills while seniors Katey Lowry, Stephanie Dunn and Jenise DeBie each added six to the kill tally. Sophomore setter Kailee Blair posted 29 assists. Sharp and Stacey Braceros led the defensive effort with 15 digs apiece.

Later on Friday, the Warriors earned their first win of the season with a sweep of Holy Names (25-18, 25-12, 25-14). Widicus led the Warriors with nine kills while DeBie and Dunn each added seven. Blair tallied 20 assists in the three-set victory while senior libero Erin Dohm notched 16 digs.

[Eastern Oregon match stats] [Holy Names match stats] [Doane match stats] [Mayville State match stats]

Women’s Soccer Exhibits Defense against Gauchos

August 20th, 2009

Westmont women’s soccer found itself on the defensive end of the field most of the night as the Warriors traveled across town to take on NCAA Division I UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night. With one exception, the Warrior defense held its own limiting the Gauchos to one goal in the exhibition shutout.

UC Santa Barbara scored the lone goal in the forty-second minute when Victoria Thomas capitalized on a cross from Kailyn Kugler. The Gauchos tallied 14 shots, three of which were on goal. Westmont’s All-American keeper Roxanne Love recorded two saves.

The Warriors managed two shots in the first half, one by freshman Samantha Kleen and one by senior Amanda Barret. However their best opportunity to score came with just over a minute left in the game. After an unsuccessful corner kick by the Gauchos, the Warriors were able to advance the ball to Shanae Coker who was one-on-one with the keeper. But Coker was unable to get a shot off before a Gaucho defender caught up with her in front of the goal.


Westmont’s Barna Wins PDL Championship with Fusion

August 10th, 2009
Dillon Barna

Two days before reporting to training camp for the Westmont Men’s Soccer 2009 season, Dillon Barna was playing for a national championship with the Ventura County Fusion of the USL’s Premier Development League. The Fusion, who hosted the Chicago Fire at Buena High School in Ventura on Saturday night, claimed the championship with a 2-1 victory despite playing a man down for more than 55 minutes.

The Fusion took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute on a header by Ivan Becerra off a cross from Rodrigo Lopez.

“We controlled the pace of the game until the red card to Manny Guzman happened (in the thirty-third minute),” said Barna. “We were getting chances and got the one goal off the header from Ivan. I thought we were going to add some more and then go home. But we got the red card and had to pull the guys in and play defense the whole game.”

The man advantage finally took its tool on the Fusion which yielded a single goal in the seventy-fourth minute off the toe of Andre Akpan.