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Warriors Crash Waves in Malibu Exhibition

October 31st, 2012

Tugce Canitez poured in 25 points and pulled down 18 rebounds as #7 Westmont Women’s Basketball started off the 2012-13 seaon by defeating NCAA Division I Pepperdine in an exhibition game by a score of 67-60. The Warriors have played the Waves in an exhibition each of the past six years, but this is the first time that Westmont left Malibu with a victory.

“It is a great win for our program,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “When I took the job at Westmont (seven years ago), I wanted to challenge our team with as many opportunities to play Division I schools as possible. Every year I have scheduled Division I teams in order to challenge our teams thinking, ‘This is the level we need to play at if we expect to make a run at the national tournament.’ It was great to finally come away with a win and set the tone for this season.”

The Warriors led for most of the first half, though never by more than six points. In the final minute of the opening frame, the Waves’ Bria Richardson (22 points) scored on a layup to give Pepperdine a 31-29 lead at the half.

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Mustangs Edge Out Warriors

October 31st, 2012

In a well fought battle between two highly ranked teams, #7 The Master’s (23-4, 8-3 GSAC) edged out #12 Westmont (22-7, 5-6 GSAC) in five sets (25-27, 25-23, 25-20, 16-25, 16-14) in a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown. Westmont’s Madison Serrano led all players with 23 kills while Ciara Turner added 15 and Tessa Martin contributed 11.

“Looking at the talent of both teams, and both teams having an ‘on’ night, I knew we were going to be battling head to head,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “This is one of the matches where people stepped up at different times. Ciara was playing well throughout the game and was very athletic. Candice (Adema) was consistent with good setting and distribution of the offense. She was firing on all cylindars. (Kristen) Schroeder and Kelly Ching were scrambling and were effectinve in their defense.”

The Mustangs held set point twice in the first set, but could not find the finishing point. A kill by Ciara Turner staved off the first set point, making in 24-24. After a Westmont service error made it 25-24 in favor of the Mustangs, Westmont’s Madison Serrano responded with three straight kills to give Westmont a one-set-to-none lead.

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Westmont Tennis to Host Tournament

October 30th, 2012

Westmont Men’s and Women’s Tennis will host the Westmont Tennis Classic on November 3-4 at the Abbott Tennis Courts on the Westmont campus. The doubles tournament is open to the public and serves as a fundraiser for Westmont Tennis. All ages are welcome to participate in the event.

Men’s and Women’s doubles will be played on Saturday while mixed doubles will be played on Saturday. The entry fee is $70 per doubles team. If individuals do not have a doubles partner, they can be paired with a member of the Westmont men’s or women’s tennis team.

For more information, please contact:

  • Westmont Men’s Tennis head coach Mark Basham: 805-451-6804,
  • Westmont Women’s Tennis head coach Kathy LeSage: 805-565-6120,

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Chan, Florescu Commit Early to Westmont

October 29th, 2012

As Westmont Women’s Basketball gets ready to start the 2012-13 season with an exhibition at Pepperdine on Tuesday night, the Warriors released some good news about the 2013-14 season. Point guard Cora Chan of Woodland Hills and combo guard Natalie Florescu of Encino have signed with the Warriors and will begin their tenure as student-athletes at Westmont next fall.

Westont head coach Coach Moore, who is entering her eighth season, commented on the 2013-14 recruiting class, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Cora and Natalie join our Warrior family. They have not only proven themselves to be outstanding basketball players, but they have excelled in the classroom and have exhibited exemplary character in all that they do.

“Signing both of these guards early is a great foundation for this very important recruiting class, and I am confident they have what it takes to represent Westmont well both on and off the court.

Warriors Show Heart in Season Finale

October 28th, 2012

Westmont Men’s Soccer (5-9-1, 2-7-1 GSAC) played its last game of the season on Saturday and despite a 2-1 Golden State Athletic Conference loss to Vanguard (7-8-3, 5-3-2), the Warriors went out with their heads held high.

“They play so hard and competed well,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf, “It was important that they finish that way. I think you can see that they feel good about what they just did. I’m very pleased with that.”

Vanguard’s Kyle O’Brien started off the scoring in the twenty-sixth minute of the game. O’Brien dribbled through the Warrior defense and shot the ball into the lower left corner of the net.

The score remained 1-0 until senior Isaac Thompkins recorded the equalizer for the Warriors. Gerald Ben slotted the ball through the defense to Thompkins on the right side, Thompkins fired the ball past the keeper to record his first goal on the season and the seventh of his career.

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Warriors Cruise Past Hawks

October 28th, 2012

Westmont Women’s Volleyball, ranked at number 12 in the NAIA National Coaches’ Poll, posted a team attack percentage of .379 on its way to a three-set sweep (25-16, 25-15, 25-18) of San Diego Christian (4-15, 2-8 GSAC) in El Cajon on Saturday. The Warriors committed just eight attack errors in 116 attempts while connecting for 52 kills in the Golden State Athletic Conference match.

Middle blocker Ciara Turner led the Warriors in hitting, connecting for 14 kills on 21 attempts without a single error (.667 attack percentage). Outside hitter Madison Serrano tallied 13 kills with a .379 percentage while outside hitter Tessa Martin added another 10 kills on 24 attempts, also without an error (.417 attack percentage). Senior setter Candice Adema tallied 47 assists for the Warriors.

Westmont head coach Patti Cook was able to insert her entire lineup into the match and had an opportunity to try out some new offensive strategies. Marie Trudelle, who was injured early in the season and only recently returned to the lineup, made her first appearance as a middle blocker this season. Trudelle had three kills and no errors on 11 attempts (.417 attack percentage).

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Vanguard Downs Warriors

October 28th, 2012

Twelfth-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer suffered a 3-0 loss at #8 Vanguard (14-2, 10-0 GSAC) in the final game of the Golden State Athletic Conference Season.

The Warriors, who finished the regular season with a 12-4-1 overall record and a 8-2 GSAC mark, finished second in the conference standings and will enter the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament as the number two seed. As such, Westmont receives a first round bye and will take on an opponent to be determined in the semifinals.

“Vanguard was very good today, and we were not,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “I thought we did a good enough job in the first half. We kept the ball and were moving it. I don’t know what happened in the second half. We just didn’t show up in the same way.

The Warriors and Lions played to a 0-0 tie in the first half.

“They did a good job with a lot of pressure on us,” said Kiely. “We weren’t able to deal with it, we didn’t make smart decisions. Quite a few of their goals came from our errors. We should have given them a lot more to be worried about.

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Volleyball Cleans Up at the Beach

October 25th, 2012

The entire Westmont Volleyball team skipped practice on Tuesday, with the blessing of Westmont head coach Patti Cook. Instead of practicing bump, set, spike, the team was picking up trash, plastic and cigarette butts at West Beach.

“We divided into groups of two or three and scoured the beach for small and large pieces of trash,” said junior Marie Trudelle. “In the end, it was incredible to see how much trash we collected.”

Cook coordinated the project with Penny Owen, Education and Community Outreach Coordinator for Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. Owen met the team at the beach and provided both educational information regarding the importance of the watershed and everything needed for the clean-up project.

“I was hanging out at the park at East Beach when I saw people from the Santa Barbara Channel Keepers doing this clean up,” said Cook. “I started asking Penny questions and she told me that they work with volunteer groups and provide them with all the needed materials to clean up the beach. I said, ‘Great, I have some people who can help’.”