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Volleyball Makes it Two in a Row

October 30th, 2010

Westmont Women’s Volleyball (12-13, 6-10) completed a sweep of the Golden State Athletic Conference’s most southern teams this weekend, defeating San Diego Christian (8-17, 1-15) by a score of 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-20) on Saturday night in Murchison Gymnasium. The Warriors defeated Point Loma in four games on Friday.

Freshmen middle blockers Marie Trudelle and Ciara Turner each had 15 kills to lead the Warriors. Trudelle also posted a spectacular hitting percentage of .650. (15 kills, 2 errors, 20 attempts). Alison Sharp added another ten kills to the Warrior totals.

Candace Adema notched 51 assists while Kristin Schroeder led the team in both serve receptions (21) and digs (15).

Westmont got off to a slow start in the first set and fell behind 14-9. However, the Warriors battled back to tie the game at 23 before falling 25-23. In the second set, Westmont took a 10-4 advantage and never looked back.

Women’s Soccer Ties Vanguard

October 30th, 2010

Westmont Women’s Soccer battled with the Lions of Vanguard on the final day of the Golden State Athletic Conference season and came away a 1-1 tie after two overtime periods.

Jameisha Washington supplied the Warriors’ goal in the nineteenth minute. A shot by Washington from five yards out started a scramble in the box that included several shots by both Washington and Melanie Greene. But it was Washington’s poke that finally found the back of the net and gave the Warriors a 1-0 advantage.

The lead would not last long, however. The Lions found the equalizer off the foot of Danielle Dintino who scored after receiving a pass from Kristin Thuve. Despite 17 other shots by Vanguard and 12 by Westmont, neither team found the game-winner

Westmont goalkeeper Roxanne Love tallied nine saves for the Warriors to keep Westmont in the game.

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Men’s Soccer Secures Playoff Spot Despite Loss

October 30th, 2010

It isn’t the way you want to end the regular season. Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-4-5, 3-4-3 GSAC) suffered a 4-0 loss to #18 Vanguard at Thorrington Field on Saturday afternoon. By halftime, however, the Warriors had learned that had secured a spot in next week’s Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament due to a 5-1 victory by Fresno Pacific over Point Loma Nazarene.

As a result of today’s win, Vanguard (10-7, 9-1) earned the GSAC regular season championship and will be the top-seed in the tournament. The Lions will host Concordia (8-7-2, 3-5-2). Vanguard’s only loss on the field this season came to #8 California Baptist. Six of their losses were a result of forfeits.

California Baptist could have shared the conference title with Vanguard, but the Lancers suffered a 2-1 loss to Concordia. As a result, the Lancers, coached by Westmont alum Ryan Jorden, will be the number two seed and will host the Warriors in first round action on Wednesday at two o’clock.

Westmont and California Baptist squared off in the first game off the GSAC schedule back on September 25 and the Lancers edged out the Warriors 2-1.

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Warriors Win in Season Opener

October 29th, 2010

Senior forward Dan Rasp recorded 22 points while senior guard Blake Bender added another 16 points and eight rebounds as the Warriors rolled to an 88-68 win over Cal State Maritime in the season opener for both teams.

Dan Rasp scored the first points of the year for the Warriors in dramatic fashion just 30 seconds into the game. Sophomore guard Preston Branson missed a layup on a breakaway, but Rasp followed and soared above the rim. It seems an injustice to call it a tip-in, since Rasp collected the ball a foot above the rim and stuffed it through the hoop.

“It was a spectacular play,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “The ball bounced off the rim and his elbow was up their by the rim. I can’t wait to see that one on tape.”

However, the Warriors struggled throughout the rest of the first half. While they remained just ahead of the Keelhaulers in points for most of the opening frame, they were not hitting on all cylinders.

“The first half we were unorganized and were having to rely on pure talent to keep the lead because Maritime kept hitting shots,” said Rasp.

Warriors Knock Off #14 Sea Lions

October 29th, 2010

Westmont Women’s Volleyball (11-13, 5-10 GSAC) earned their first win this season over a ranked opponent as the Warriors defeated #14 Point Loma Nazarene (14-11, 8-8) by a score of 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20) on Friday night.

Senior outside hitter Alison Sharp led the Warriors with 15 kills in the Golden State Athletic Conference game while freshmen middle blockers Ciara Turner and Marie Trudelle added 12 and 10 respectively.

With the first set tied at three, the Warriors put together a 9-3 run that included three kills by Trudelle and two by Turner. Westmont was able to outpace the Sea Lions the rest of the way in set one, closing it out on a kill be Sharp.

Point Loma responded in the second set by turning a 10-10 tie into a 21-14 advantage before tying the match at one set each with a 25-17 win. Destiny McIntyre produced two kills to earn the final two Sea Lion points.

The third set was more of nail bitter. Once again, Westmont surged ahead. With the score tied at seven, Westmont turned on the heat to post a 19-11 lead. The Sea Lions rallied and tied the game at 23, but their efforts fell short on a service error and a bad set, giving Westmont a 2-1 lead in the match.

Warriors are Hungry for Redemption

October 29th, 2010

2010-11 Men’s Basketball Season Preview

“I think this could be a very special year because of the hunger that is in our belly,” said Westmont Men’s Basketball head coach John Moore about the Warriors’ upcoming 2010-11 season. “That hunger comes from finishing a couple of bites early last year. We didn’t get to finish our meal and didn’t get our dessert.”

After winning seven conference games in a row last season, the Warriors were just one win away from a probable at-large invitation to the NAIA National Tournament. Westmont led Azusa Pacific in the final regular season game for the entire second half until Mike Caffese recorded a three-point play to tie the game with 1:23 remaining in regulation. The Cougars went on to win 78-75 and the Warriors were denied a trip to Kansas City.

“Everyone else was eating dessert without us,” said Moore. “We were left on the outside looking in. There is a real hunger and passion on this year’s team to start well and start where we left off last year.”

Harrell Hero at Former Home

October 27th, 2010

It didn’t take Doug Harrell long to let his former team know that he had come to play. Exactly one minute into the game, Harrell put the ball in the back of the net and 89 minutes later, Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-3-5, 3-3-3 GSAC) had a 1-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over The Master’s (6-6-3, 3-5-1) in Santa Clarita.

“It was a good homecoming for Doug,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “We had a free kick from right around the midfield line. Gustavo played it into the box and it didn’t get cleared. Ben Gordon slipped it to Doug and Doug tucked it inside the far post.”

The goal was the seventh of the season for the senior, which is a team high.

“There are moments in games were you can feel like you scored too early,” said Wolf. “That goal definitely felt that way. We have scored first in most of our games this year and not been able to sustain those leads in quite a number of our conference games.

“But today felt different in that it was very windy. We were playing against the wind in the first half and you felt like any goal against the wind could prove to be very valuable. It was very hard to play out of your own half of the field.”

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Mustangs Down Warriors

October 26th, 2010

Westmont Women’s Soccer (7-7-2, 4-5 GSAC) found it to be tough sledding against the fourth-ranked Mustangs of The Master’s (15-1-1, 8-1) on Tuesday afternoon in Santa Clarita. The Warriors lost the Golden State Athletic Conference game by a score of 2-1.

“I think we showed up for about 20-25 minutes,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “Those minutes were really good, but it was too late. The damage was already done and we couldn’t come back from it.”

The Mustangs scored in the thirty-fifth minute on a goal by Robyn Estrada and added a second goal just one minute into the second period when Emily Burton scored, assisted by Kristyn Richards. Jenny Martinez accounted for Westmont’s goal in the sixtieth minute when she headed in a corner kick from Ashley Correa.

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