Calendar & Results

Archive for September, 2011

Warriors Overthrow Royals

September 27th, 2011

Westmont Volleyball (4-9, 3-2 GSAC) captured a Golden State Athletic Conference win as the Warriors defeated the Royals of Hope International (4-12, 0-5) on Thursday night in Fullerton.

The Warriors committed just three attack errors in first two sets as the cruised to 25-17 and 25-15 victories. Westmont hit .545 in the first set (19 of 33, 1 error) and .406 in the second set (15 of 32, 2 errors).

“Candace was running a nice, quick offense and the passing was good,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “So, we were able to go to all three hitters when they were in the front row. Hope had a difficult time reading and putting up a block against us.”

The third set saw the Royals rally to claim a 25-17 win.

Lions Overcome Warriors

September 25th, 2011

Despite a game-high 20 kills from outside hitter Madison Serrano, Westmont Volleyball (3-9, 1-3 GSAC) suffered a 3-1 (25-18, 26-24, 27-25, 25-16) loss to #23 Vanguard (13-3, 2-2) on Saturday night at Murchison Gymnasium. Fellow outside hitter Tessa Martin added another 10 kills for the Warriors in the Golden State Athletic Conference match-up.

“I’m extremely proud of our outside hitters,” said head coach Patti Cook. “They were extremely smart, very aggressive and when they had the opportunity to hit down, they did.”

The Lions used an 11-3 run in the first set to take a 15-6 lead and cruise to a first set win. The second set was much closer throughout. At 16-all, a kill by Serrano spark a 4-0 run consisting of a kill by Ciara Turner and two service aces by Serrano.

Vanguard battled back to tie the game at 23 on a Warrior attack error before another Serrano kill gave the Warriors set point. Serrano had a chance to end the set on the next serve, but her attack was blocked by the Lions’ Stevie Hurlbirt and Caitlin Segert. An attack error by Vanguard gave Westmont its second set point. Once again, Serrano was called on and this time found the floor on the opposite side of the net, tying the match at one-all.

[box score] [more photos]

Warriors Silence Thunder

September 24th, 2011

By Felix Huang

Though the Saturday sky was overcast, the Westmont Men’s Soccer team injected rays of light into their season with a 3-0 victory over the Wheaton (Ill.) Thunder, getting in the win column for the first time this season. A relieved Dave Wolf commented, “It’s been a real grind for us here, and regardless of what happened between the white lines, the fact that we won a game means a lot, and you can obviously see it with [the team] right now. I don’t know that it’s the time to be too analytical about it—it’s a win, and it’s important for us.”

Senior forward Doug Harrell got things started for the Warriors in spectacular fashion in the thirteenth minute. On a free kick spotted just a few yards outside the box, Will Bobo tapped the ball to Harrell, who immediately launched it to the far post, top shelf, never giving Thunder goalkeeper Ryan Seager a chance.

“We actually spent a good bit of time this week, both Dougie and Will, orchestrating that little combination,” revealed Wolf. “Dougie hit a couple like that during the week, but that one was just—I saw one just like that two weeks ago, and it was Wayne Rooney against Arsenal; that was the quality of that free kick, So that was very impressive, and you chalk that down to a talented player doing something very special.”

[box score] [more photos]

Warriors Win on Correa’s Corner

September 23rd, 2011

Westmont Women’s Soccer completed their non-conference schedule with a 1-0 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) on Friday afternoon at Thorrington Field. Ashley Correa provided the sole goal of the game to give the Warriors the victory. With the win, Westmont improves to 5-2 as it prepares to head into Golden State Athletic Conference play. CMS fell to 2-2-2.

“It’s fantastic heading into conference with this win,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “I told the team, ‘you are starting to turn heads, people are starting to think about you.’ The word today was, ‘you really need to give them something to think about. If you beat a team the number one team in the nation couldn’t beat, you give them even more to think about.’

Top-ranked Azusa Pacific (4-0-1) played CMS to a scoreless tie on September 5.

Correa’s goal came in the seventeenth minute of play. After a shot by Christine Adams was deflected out of bounds by a CMS back, the Warriors were awarded a corner kick. Correa took the corner kick and curved it into the goal. For good measure, Jenny Martinez got her head on the ball and sent it into the net. However, the line judge had ruled that the ball had already crossed the plane of the goal before reaching Martinez.

[box score] [more photos]

Mustangs Outrun Warriors

September 21st, 2011

After winning the first set 25-18, Westmont Volleyball lost the next three to fall to The Master’s College Mustangs 3-1 (25-18, 18-25, 18-25. 29-27). Tessa Martin led the way for the Warriors with 16 kills while Madison Serrano added another 11. With the loss, the Warriors fell to 3-8 overall and 1-2 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. The Mustangs improved to 14-4 and 2-1 respectively.

“I was pleased with Tessa’s steadiness in her offensive attack as well as her passing,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. Both setters – Candace Adema and Heidi Thompson – did a great job of running a quick offense and off reading the block.

Adema recorded 29 assists while Thompson added 11.

“Kristin Schroeder was picking up a lot of balls,” continued Cook of her Libero. “That was huge for us. It gave us a lot of opportunities. Also on the defensive end, Stacey was super scrappy, which fires the team up.”

[box score]

Martin, Serrano & Trudelle, Lead Warriors to Win

September 17th, 2011

Sophomore Marie Trudelle and freshman Madison Serrano contributed 12 kills each to Westmont Volleyball’s three-game sweep of the Hawks of San Diego Christian (25-23, 25-20, 25-17). With the win, Westmont improves to 3-7 overall and 1-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. San Diego Christian falls to 5-11 overall and 0-2 in the GSAC.

With Heidi Thompson serving to start the match, Westmont jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first set. The Hawks battled back to tie the set at 8-8 and kept it close the rest of the distance. Up 21-20, Trudelle produced a kill to give the Warriors a two-point advantage and the serve. Serrano then matched Trudelle’s effort to put Westmont on top 23-20.

San Diego Christian claimed a point back on a kill by Aja Walker, but a Hawks’ attack error gave Westmont a 24-21 lead. After two Warrior errors made the game 24-23, Serrano delivered a kill on a set from Thompson to give the Warriors the win.

Cavaliers Defeat Warriors

September 17th, 2011

Concordia of Oregon (4-3-1), sixth-ranked in the NAIA, scored two goals in the first 13 minutes of play and held on to defeated Westmont Women’s Soccer (4-2) by a score of 2-1 on Saturday in Ashland, Oregon. Freshman defender Sophie Judd scored the Warriors’ loan goal just 18 seconds before the end of the game.

“They do a very good job of moving off the ball and creating space for themselves,” noted Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. We weren’t able to organize (our defense) quick enough.

Concordia’s first goal came in just the eighth minute of play and they added another in the twelfth minute.

“The first goal was an own goal off of a corner,” reported Kiely. “The second goal was another corner where we weren’t organized. They ran a play and we weren’t alert and aware.

Women Win Westmont Invitational, Men Second

September 17th, 2011

The 31st Westmont Cross Country Invitational was a bit different this year. Due to an emphasis on producing fast times to move up in the NAIA rankings, the hilly course at Westmont has discouraged many collegiate coaches from including the annual event on their teams’ schedules. As a result, the number of teams competing was significantly smaller.

In a strategic move that also affected the number of competitors, Westmont head coach Russell Smelley opted to not enter the majority of his top runners.

“Our goal this week was to train hard with the scoring runners and give the younger runners and those who haven’t always had an opportunity to be in a scoring position a chance to prove themselves,” said Smelley.

In the men’s 8,000 meter race, Westmont finished in second place with 36 points behind Arizona Christian who tallied 33. Ventura Community College finished third with 51 points.

[men’s results] [women’s results]