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Sunbirds Score Late Goal to Beat Warriors

October 25th, 2011

Westmont men’s soccer (3-10-1, 2-5-1 GSAC) travelled north to take on the Sunbirds of Fresno Pacific (10-5, 6-2) in a Golden State Athletic Conference game on Tuesday. The two teams played scoreless soccer until the seventy-ninth minute when Fresno Pacific’s Julian Mattaliano scored the game’s only goal, giving the Sunbirds a 1-0 victory.

Westmont goalkeeper Andrew Singer tallied six saves to keep the Warriors in the game.

Mattaliano’s goal was the result of a serve by Paul Islas from the right side of the field. Mattaliano finished the play from point-blank range.

With one game remaining in the regular season, the Warriors are currently in seventh place in the GSAC standings. Westmont has accumulated seven points (three for a win, one for a tie) and is one point ahead of eighth place Hope International (5-7-1, 2-5). Lurking in ninth place is Point Loma Nazarene (7-7-1, 1-6) which has three points in the standings.

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Westmont Beats Biola in Overtime Thriller

October 19th, 2011

Senior Doug Harrell scored two goals – including a golden goal in double overtime – to lead Westmont men’s soccer (3-8-1, 2-3-1 GSAC) to a Golden State Athletic Conference win over Biola (7-5-2, 2-4) on Wednesday afternoon at Thorrington Field.

Harrell’s game winner was the result of a hustle play by the Warriors. Zach George drove down the left side of the field battling a defender and succeeded in earning a corner kick. George kicked the ball short to Nana Akyen who served the ball to the far post, meeting up with Harrell who was rushing to the spot. Harrell headed the ball toward the goal. Biola’s keeper got a hand on the ball, but it spun into the net to give the Warriors the win.

The game did not start off on such a fast pace, however. The start of the game was delayed 30 minutes due to mechanical difficulties with the Eagle’s bus. When the game finally did start, it did so very slowly. Neither team had recorded a shot on goal until the eighteenth minute when freshman Sebastian Kent recorded the only score of the first half. Senior Zach George served a pass from the left side of the field to Kent who headed it into the net from ten yards out.

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Warriors Corral Mustangs

October 18th, 2011

Madison Serrano tallied 16 kills and Tessa Martin added another 14 as Westmont Volleyball handed The Master’s a 3-1 (25-19, 25-27, 26-24, 25-19) Golden State Athletic Conference loss in Santa Clarita on Tuesday evening. With the win, Westmont improved to 7-12 overall and 5-6 in GSAC play. The Master’s fell to 16-10 overall and 4-7 in the conference standings.

“It seems like the team got better as the match progressed,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “They were students of the game. They observed what their opponents were doing and made the necessary adjustments.”

“It was a good team win,” continued Cook. “The team on the bench did a great job of scouting out what The Master’s was doing and communicating that to the team on the court. I’m proud of their execution of the game plan.”

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Early PK Gives Eagles Upset over Warriors

October 18th, 2011

A penalty kick in the eleventh minute is all that it took for the Eagles of Biola (8-5, 5-1 GSAC) to upset #12 Westmont Women’s Soccer (9-4, 4-2) on Tuesday at Thorrington Field. Biola’s Sarina Coutin shot the ball to her right, just past the outstretched arms of Westmont keeper Lindsey Smith.

The penalty kick, the first taken by a Westmont opponent all year, was award by head referee Daniel Radford due to a pulled jersey in the box.

“(Biola) got a goal early on a pretty tick-tack PK and then they sit in (defensively),” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “It is very hard to penetrate that (defense) and we had trouble with it. I think we beat ourselves quite a bit today. Our inexperienced showed. But you move on, you work on it and you get ready for the next game.”

The Warriors had a chance to even the score in the seventy-second minute when they were awarded their first penalty kick of the year after some shoving by the Eagles in front of the goal. Ashley Correa, who recorded a hat trick in Saturday’s game against San Diego Christian, sent the shot right. However, Biola’s keeper, Erin Frushon was able to get a glove on it and send it back into the field of play to the right of the goal.

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Correa’s Hat Trick Highlights Warrior Romp

October 15th, 2011

Ashley Correa scored three goals and added an assist as #12 Westmont posted an 8-1 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Hawks of San Diego Christian on Saturday at Thorrington Field. With the win, the Warriors improved to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play. San Diego Christian is now 4-8 overall and 0-5 in the GSAC standings.

Westmont’s first goal came just over three minutes into the game. Correa passed the ball from the left side of the field to Samantha Kleen. Kleen became one of six Warriors to score in the game when she buried the ball in the net from 12 yards out.

In the twentieth minute, Aolani Rueff dribbled down the left side from the midfield stripe, beat her defender and scored from 10 yards out. The Warriors made it 3-0 in the twenty-second minutes when Jenny Martinez turned and scored from eight yards out in front of the goal.

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Volleyball Sweeps Hawks

October 15th, 2011

Sophomore outside hitter Tessa Martin pounded down 14 kills and posted a .542 attack percentage to lead Westmont Volleyball (6-12, 4-6 GSAC) to a three game sweep (25-19, 25-18, 25-19) of San Diego Christian (5-19, 0-10) on Saturday at Murchison Gymnasium. Westmont also produced eight service aces – three by Heidi Thompson.

Westmont jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first set and an 11-4 lead in the second and cruised to an easy victory in both sets. The third set was a bit closer as San Diego Christian struggled to prolong the match.

With the Warriors leading 18-17, Alexandria Wilson put the ball on the floor for the Warriors and then teamed up with Martin to block a Hawks’ attack and give the Warriors a 20-17 lead. San Diego Christian head coach April Fisk called a timeout to cool the Warriors’ heals, but Nichole Miller and Martin produced two kills out of the timeout to give Westmont a 22-17 advantage.

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Late Goal Lifts Hawks over Warriors

October 15th, 2011

Westmont Men’s Soccer suffered a disappointing Golden State Athletic Conference loss on Saturday at Thorrington Field, falling to San Diego Christian (3-8-1, 1-4 GSAC) by a score of 2-1. With the loss, Westmont falls to 2-8-1 overall and 1-3-1 in conference play.

Westmont outshot the Hawks 7-1 in the scoreless first half and held a 9-8 shooting advantage in the second half. The Warriors also held an 8-2 advantage for shots on goal for the game. However, San Diego Christian made both of their shots on goal count.

Westmont’s goal came in the fifty-sixth minute. Doug Harrell took a shot from the left side of the field which rebounded off the keeper and angled to the right side of the field. George Zach fired off a shot on the rebounded ball into the far side of the net.

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Sun Wilts Warriors’ Hopes

October 12th, 2011

Under 100 degree-plus temperatures in Azusa, #12 Westmont Women’s Soccer (8-3, 3-1 GSAC) suffered its first Golden State Athletic Conference loss of the year, losing 3-0 to the third-ranked Cougars of Azusa Pacific (7-1-1, 3-1).

“They were on today and we were off,” summed up Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “They deserved to win and we need to learn from it. I think it was ugly from us today. The majority of the game was played in the middle of the field. There weren’t great chances on either side aside from the three goals. It was a game that was won and lost in the middle third of the field.”

In addition to battling the heat from the nuclear furnace around which earth rotates, the Warriors found themselves contending with another Sun – Natalie by name. Natalie Sun scored what proved to be the winning goal in the twenty-ninth minute. After receiving a pass from Emily Wood, Sun broke for the goal, placing the ball in the right side of the net.

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