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Westmont Doubles Teams Win USTA/ITA Regionals

September 30th, 2012

Westmont men’s and women’s tennis performed well at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships held at Biola. The Warriors claimed the doubles championship in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

On the women’s side, Nicci Yvanovich and Tara Yekrang defeated Lewis-Clark State’s Dorothy Chong and Livia Blqsque 8-5 in the championship match. The duo reached the finals with an 8-2 semifinal win over Kristian Lampe and Caitlin Uzzi of Concordia. Also competing in the semifinals were Westmont’s Jessica Cedillo and Grace Davis who fell to Chong and Blqsque 8-3.

Tim Goranson and John Bertram claimed the men’s doubles championship with an 8-5 win over Bruno Kliskinic and Christian Wickenhausen of Concordia 8-5. Gorenson and Bertram reached the finals by defeating Ian Glessing and Tyler Cawthorne of Arizona Christian 8-3. Kliskinic and Wickenhausen earned a spot in the finals by sneaking by Westmont’s Joshua Barnard and Nicholas Szyndlar 8-6.

Yvanovich and Tekrang along with Goranson and Bertram will represent the Western Region in the NAIA division of the USTA/ITA Small College Championships in Mobile, Alabama. The event is scheduled to be held October 11-14.

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Martinez Helps Lead Warriors to Win

September 30th, 2012

Westmont’s Jenny Martinez produced a goal and assisted on a second as #9 Westmont Women’s Soccer posted a 2-0 win over San Diego Christian (4-4, 1-1 GSAC) in El Cajon on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors improved to 5-3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

“Jenny had a very productive and effective day,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “Aolani Rueff and Ashley Correa were also very influential players, which is especially good since Aolani and Ashley were coming off injuries.”

The Warriors’ first goal came in the twenty-eighth minute when Missy Robertson crossed the ball from the right side to Martinez who deposited the ball in the back left portion of the net.

Seven minutes into the second half, the Warriors extended their advantage. This time, Martinez crossed the ball to Rueff who finished for the score.

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Volleyball Swept by Biola

September 30th, 2012

The fourth-ranked Eagles of Biola (18-1, 5-0 GSAC) swept the fifth-ranked Warriors of Westmont (17-4. 2-3) in three sets (25-15, 25-16, 25-20) on Saturday night, handing the Warriors their fourth loss of the season in the Golden State Athletic Conference match.

“There were better than us, tonight, and we didn’t have an answer for their height said Westmont head coach Pattie Cook. “They had eight blocks to our three and we had trouble getting our offense running.”

Westmont produced an attack percentage of just .119 on the evening while Biola notched a .364 attack percentage.

Madison Serrano led the Warriors with 11 kills, while Ciara Turner had eight. Nichol Miller, who played only in the third set, had six kills on eight attempts for an attack percentage of .750.

The Warriors will look to turn around a two-match losing streak on Tuesday evening when they welcome the Lions of Vanguard (10-9, 2-3). First serve is scheduled for seven o’clock.

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Men’s Soccer Blanked by Hawks

September 30th, 2012

Westmont Men’s Soccer suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of San Diego Christian on Saturday afternoon in El Cajon. Playing in triple-digit heat, the Warriors could not match the Hawks offensive production, despite taking an equal number of shots.

The Hawks scored in the twenty-eighth minute when Andrew Robles’ cross from the right side of the field deflected off a Westmont defender to Frankie Zimmerman who then recorded the only goal of the first half.

San Diego Christian’s Emmanuel Onywera scored twice in the second half to secure the Hawks’ win. In the fifty-sixth minute, Onywera received a pass from Brent Oglesby that he was able to put in the net. Then in the eighty-first minute, Onywera retrieved a rebound from his own shot for his second goal of the day.

With the loss, the Warriors fall to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. San Diego Christian improves to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in conference games.

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Warriors’ Early Goals Not Enough

September 26th, 2012

Despite scoring two goals in the first six and one-half minutes of the game, Westmont Men’s Soccer (3-3, 0-1 GSAC) suffered a 3-2 home loss to Vanguard (3-5-1, 1-0 GSAC) in Wednesday’s conference opener.

“When you are playing at home and you are up 2-0, you should find a way to see out a game like that,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “It was an opportunity that slipped through our hands.”

The Warriors went up 1-0 just 75 seconds into the game. Nana Akyen received the ball on the left flank and was fouled near the 18 yard mark. Gerald Ben took the free kick that was awarded the Warriors and launched a ball over the wall of defenders and past the Lion’s keeper to record his seventh goal of the season.

Five minutes later, the Warriors scored again. Isaac Thompkins crossed the ball to Akyen who then drilled the ball in the net for his sixth goal of the year. Ben and Akyen are responsible for all of the Warriors’ goals this year.

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Volleyball Outpaced by Mustangs

September 25th, 2012

After taking the first set, #5 Westmont (17-3, 2-2 GSAC) lost the next three to #13 The Master’s (16-2, 3-1 GSAC) and left Santa Clarita with their third loss of the season (25-19, 24-26, 25-15, 25-16). The Mustangs’ Samantha Dougherty pounded down 29 kills and posted a .339 attack percentage in the upset.

“The difference was serving and passing,” assessed Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “We weren’t serving as tough as we should and they were serving really tough. They were getting points off of getting us out of system.”

In the first set, Westmont used an 8-2 run to turn a score tied at eight-all into a 16-10 advantage. Tessa Martin and Ciara Turner, who each had five kills in the set, would go on to lead the Warrior attack. Turner tallied 15 kills and a .316 attack percentage while Martin notched 14 kills and an attack percentage of .250. Madison Serrano added eight kills to the Warriors’ cause.

The second set saw Westmont fall behind 18-11 before rallying to tie the match at 19-all. But the Warriors were unable to overtake the Mustangs and final succumb on The Master’s second set-point.

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Serrano Named Player of the Week – Twice

September 25th, 2012

Sophomore outside hitter Madison Serrano of Chandler, Arizona has been twice honored as the Player of the Week after a three-match performance in which she tallied 46 kills, 46 digs and 95 serve receptions.

On Monday, Serrano was named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Female Athlete of the Week and was honored at the organizations weekly press luncheon. Later that day, she was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

In a five-set loss on Tuesday that pitted #5 Westmont against #2 Concordia, Serrano recorded 15 kills, 43 service receptions and eight digs.

On Friday, the Warriors took on their second top-10 opponent of the week, defeating #9 Cal State San Marcos in five sets. Serrano tallied 17 kills, 27 service receptions and 25 digs.

Women’s Soccer Stumbles in GSAC Opener

September 25th, 2012

Ninth-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (4-3-1) struggled on Thorrington Field today, losing 2-0 to #17 Vanguard (5-2) in the teams’ Golden State Athletic Conference season opener.

Both of Vanguard’s goals were scored by Jordan Davidson, a junior transfer from Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona. The first goal, Davidson’s seventh of the season, came in the seventh minute off an assist by Amanda Couch. Davidson received a pass from Coach, dribbled toward the right side of the goal and connected from about five yards out.

The second goal came in the thirty-seventh minute. Megan Hill passed the ball over the top from the back. Davidson took the pass, dribbled 20 yards down the left side of the field, the fired away from 12 yards out.

“For whatever reason, we started unsure and less confident and we got punished,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “We spent four days talking about Davidson who was a very fast player and finished two very good goals. We knew it and trained for it.”

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