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Archive for August, 2011

Women’s Soccer Drops Season Opener

August 28th, 2011

Sophomore forward Jenny Martinez picked up where she left off last season by scoring in the seventeenth minute in Saturday’s season opener against Cal State Los Angeles. However, the Golden Eagles scored twice in the second half to defeat the Warriors 2-1.

Just before the 15 minute mark, senior midfielder Mel Greene suffered a mild ankle sprain and was taken out of the game.

“Losing Mel in was a big loss for us,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “She is our composure in the middle. We also missed not having Aolani out there to be able to run with them. They had a lot of quick runners and Aolani can keep up with that pace. Aolani is out with a concussion which she suffered last week in training. We missed those two tonight. Our training staff sounds hopeful to have both of them back for next weekend.”

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Warriors Fall to Grand Canyon

August 28th, 2011

Westmont Men’s Soccer fell to 0-2 on the season after losing to Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 3-1 on Saturday at the Azusa Pacific Cougar Classic. Grand Canyon scored a single goal in the first half and added another six minutes into the second frame to take a 2-0 lead.

Westmont pulled to within one in the seventy-second minute when Davis Darnall scored from the top of the box. Isaac Thompkins was credited with an assist on the play.Grand Canyon respond with a goal just over a minute later to account for the final margin.

Grand Canyon outshot the Warriors 10-5 in the contest, including 6-2 in the second half. Westmont goalkeeper Matt McNab was credited with three assists.

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Volleyball Drops Two in Season Opener

August 26th, 2011

Westmont Volleyball started the 2011 season with a pair of losses to ranked teams on the first day of the Biola University/Holiday Inn Summer Slam. In the first match, the Warriors fell in straight sets to #16 Bellevue (Neb.) by scores of 28-26, 26-24 and 25-20.

Sophomore middle blocker Ciera Turner and freshman outside hitter Madison Serrano led the Warriors with 12 kills each in the opening match. Junior setter Candace Adema tallied 38 assists.

The Warriors led 17-13 in the first set before giving up four straight points. The score remained within one point until two Warrior errors gave the Bruins the victory and a 1-0 lead in the match. The second set was a similar story with Westmont giving up an 18-13 lead as the Bruins went on a 7-2 run. In the third set, Bellevue jumped out to a 12-3 lead and never looked back.

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Bison Capitalize on Warrior Miscues

August 25th, 2011

Sophomore midfielder Sean Siemens helped the Warriors get off on the right foot in their season opener when he buried the ball in the back of the net in the game’s twenty-first minute. However, a single goal proved to be insufficient as Westmont Men’s Soccer lost to #8 Oklahoma Baptist (1-0) by a score of 2-1. The Warriors were playing in the opening round of the Azusa Pacific Cougar Classic.

Siemens entered the game in the twelfth minute when starting midfielder Ben Gordon was forced to leave the game after injuring his leg.

“Ben was running onto a ball and he went down in a heap without anyone on him,” report Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “My guess is that he is probably going to be out for a while. They will do a re-evaluation on him tomorrow.”

Nine minutes later, Siemens headed the ball into the net off a corner kick from fellow sophomore Nana Akyen, who was credit with the assist.

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Gauchos, Warriors Renew Acquitance in Bryant and Sons Cup

August 21st, 2011

By Felix Huang

Two weeks after opening training camp, the Westmont Warriors took a short trip across town to Harder Stadium for their annual exhibition against NCAA Division I soccer powerhouse UCSB.

Westmont opened the game strong. Newcomer Jordan Correa missed a shot wide left in the second minute, and a few minutes later senior forward Doug Harrell nearly connected with fellow senior Ben Gordon on a pass that would have led to a good look for Gordon.

From there on out, it was all UCSB. In the twelfth minute, midfielder Luis Silva stole the ball and sent a cross left for forward Sam Garza, who finished on the far post, beating Westmont goalkeeper Matt McNab and putting UCSB up 1-0, prompting the first volley of tortillas onto Meredith Field from the lively Gaucho fans. UCSB was relentless in their attack, and with about three minutes to go in the first half, forward David Opoku sent a cross from senior Peter McGlynn into the back of the net to put the Gauchos up 2-0 at halftime. The Gauchos dominated the first half, outshooting Westmont 11 to 1.

The second half was the same story, as UCSB had a flurry of opportunities in the first few minutes. Westmont held their ground, as McNab played strong defense at keeper, including a beautiful save where he punched a 35-yard strike over the crossbar. However, Westmont could not hold off the explosive Gauchos for long. In the sixty-fourth minute, Silva gave a through ball to junior Christian Vazquez, who capitalized and pushed the UCSB lead to 3-0.

Runners Invited to Second Annual Westmonster 5K

August 10th, 2011

An evening run through the beautiful campus of Westmont College and a dinner awaits participants in the Second Annual Westmonster 5K on Thursday, August 18.

“I’m hoping it will be a magical evening,” said Westmonster 5K Director Bryan Cox. “I’d like it to be a great time. I’d like it to be a competitive atmosphere but also have a lot of fun for families and friends to enjoy each other and the community of Westmont.”

The 5K race, which is open to everyone, begins at 6:15 next to the Westmont Track. Participants can register online by accessing the Westmont Athletics website at ( and clicking on the Westmonster 5K logo.

Proceeds from the race benefit Westmont College Athletics.

“It’s been nice to help out with something I am participating in,” said Cox, a senior on the Westmont Men’s Tennis team. “Following the race, we will have a 1K kids race, which will be really fun,” said Cox. “Directly following the run, we will have food and drink for everyone including some raffle prizes.”

McManigal Added to Women’s Tennis Coaching Staff

August 9th, 2011

Alumna Kendyll McManigal has joined the coaching staff of the Westmont Women’s Tennis team. With head coach Kathy LeSage on sabbatical for the fall of 2011, McManigal will serve as the interim head coach. Upon LeSage’s return in January, McManigal will stay on as an assistant coach.

“Kendyll played four years for me,” said LeSage of the 2004 graduate. “She played at number one singles three of her four years, including her freshman year. As a player, she was very fun-loving. She has an excellent rapport with people and has had an immediate connection with the players on the team. It will be fun to have a young, fresh approach and attitude.”

After graduation, McManigal served as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Santa Barbara City College for two years. She also became the tennis pro at the Knowlwood Tennis Club, a position in which she continues to serve.

“I am very honored to be filling in for Kathy LeSage while she is on sabbatical,” said McManigal. “Being located in a tennis rich community, I truly believe our women’s tennis program could be the most successful and competitive sport we offer. Along with competing and winning at the highest level, I am excited to mentor these girls in to strong Christian women.”