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Warriors Up Streak to Nine

August 31st, 2013

Add two more tallies in the win column for #16 Westmont Volleyball who improved its record to 9-0 with a 3-1 win over #25 Carroll (Mont.) and a sweep of William Jessup at the ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Tournament, hosted by Concordia

“It’s a good feeling to have the two early season tournaments out of our way and to have had so much success in both of them,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “It is good to have that as a foundation to the rest of our season.”

The Warriors prevailed against Carroll by scores of 25-20, 25-21, 19-25 and 25-20.

“The match with Carroll was a good battle,” noted Cook. “They matched up well against us and got us out of our comfort zone. We had to work hard to put the ball down because they were a scrappy team.

Warriors Smother Flames

August 31st, 2013
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(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) A first half penalty kick by midfielder Sean Siemens and a second half strike by midfielder Jonathan Yeeles (assist by forward Cody Howen) proved to be enough firepower for Westmont Men’s Soccer (2-1-0) to smother the Flames of Bethesda (3-5-0) 2-1 on Saturday at Thorrington Field.

Although the score itself didn’t reflect it, the Warriors blanketed the Flames defensively, suffocating their offensive attack. Westmont allowed only four shots on-goal, and surrendered just two corners. Bethesda’s lone goal (a Warrior own goal) originated off of a defensive error in the forty-second minute.

“I thought we were stingy defensively, which was really the hope today. We wanted to be a bit tighter on the defensive side of the ball. Obviously the (own) goal was a bit unlucky, but it was off of a great effort,” commented Warrior head coach Dave Wolf after the game.

Individual Mistakes, Early Deficit Cost Men’s Soccer

August 31st, 2013
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(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Soccer (0-1-0) tasted defeat in its first official game of the season Saturday as the Warriors fell to the Stags of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-0-0), 3-1.

On a hot afternoon at Thorrington Field, Westmont found themselves trailing just five minutes into the game after Stags’ midfielder Mehron Abdi netted a header off of a throw-in by defender Daniel Beer. Westmont head coach Dave Wolf expressed that Abdi’s early goal, along with the heat, created an enormous hurdle that the Warriors would fail to overcome.

“Conceding the early goal was going to make it a long day. From the start, we were in an immediate fight-back position. It was a warm day, so our physical exertion had to go up, which made it even more difficult to rally back.” Nonetheless, Wolf did praise his team when it came to their tenacity and dedication to keep up the fight and not back down after the early setback.

Individual Mistakes, Early Deficit Cost Men’s Soccer

August 31st, 2013
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By Jordan Wyatt
August 31, 2013

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Soccer (0-1-0) tasted defeat in its first official game of the season Saturday as the Warriors fell to the Stags of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-0-0), 3-1.

On a hot afternoon at Thorrington Field, Westmont found themselves trailing just five minutes into the game after Stags’ midfielder Mehron Abdi netted a header off of a throw-in by defender Daniel Beer. Westmont head coach Dave Wolf expressed that Abdi’s early goal, along with the heat, created an enormous hurdle that the Warriors would fail to overcome.

“Conceding the early goal was going to make it a long day. From the start, we were in an immediate fight-back position. It was a warm day, so our physical exertion had to go up, which made it even more difficult to rally back.” Nonetheless, Wolf did praise his team when it came to their tenacity and dedication to keep up the fight and not back down after the early setback.

“Even when a comeback didn’t look likely, there was still a lot of fight in the team. I was very encouraged by that.” This collective will to claw back manifested many scoring opportunities, especially in the second half. One such chance spawned Westmont’s only goal of the match. In the 63rd minute, Nana Ayken broke down four CMS defenders in route to a goal that he buried in the right corner of the net from eight yards out.

Women’s Soccer Ties #5 Concordia (Ore.)

August 30th, 2013

In an early season test for both teams, #18 Westmont (1-0-1) and #5 Concordia (2-0-1) played to a 0-0 tie after regulation and two overtime periods. The high-powered Concordia offense had averaged 5.5 points per game coming into tonight’s contest while Westmont had scored two in its only previous game. However, it was the defenses for both teams that were on display tonight.

Westmont’s senior goalkeeper Lindsey Smith produced six saves to preserve the shutout. The Cavaliers launched a total of 13 shots, two of which were blocked by a Warrior before reaching Smith and five of which were off target.

“Lindsey Smith was obviously the player of the game,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “She was absolutely phenomenal with save after save. It was the best game I have ever seen her play.

“Sophie Judd was a leader in the back and stepped well to the ball,” noted Kiely about her central defender. “She won a lot of battles for us. She and Lindsey anchored the defense.”

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Serrano Tallies Twenty in Warrior Win

August 30th, 2013

With 20 kills from junior outside hitter Madison Serrano, #16 Westmont Volleyball improved its record to 7-0 with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23) victory over Westminster (Utah) at the ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Tournament in Irvine. The Griffins fell to 3-3 on the year.

Serrano posted an attack percentage of .268 while also contributing 18 digs and two blocks. Senior middle blocker Ciara Turner added another 10 kills to the Warrior total and led the team in attack percentage at .400.

The Griffins took the tightly contested first match when Alexis Aalona ended the set with back-to-back service aces. Aalona led Westminster’s attack, tallying 14 kills. Her 11 attack errors, however, resulted in a .071 attack percentage.

Jovana Sisovic contributed 13 kills to the Griffin’s offense and recorded an attack percentage of .323.

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Volleyball Sweeps Cornerstone

August 27th, 2013

Westmont Women’s Volleyball earned their sixth win of the season without a loss as the Warriors posted a three game sweep (25-20, 25-14, 25-23) of Cornerstone (Mich.). Junior outside hitter Madison Serrano led the team with 13 kills and posted an attack percentage of .458.

Marie Trudelle, Ciara Turner and Sydney Striff combined for another 20 kills without any of them committing and attack error. Trudelle went 8 for 18 (.444), Turner 7 for 18 (.389) and Striff 5 for 10 (.500). As a team, the Warriors posted a .317 attack percentage.

Cornerstone (2-3) was led by Callie Johnson with 11 kills (.360 attack percentage) and Megan Newhouse with 10 kills (.318 attack percentage).

In the first set, Westmont jumped out to a 10-4 lead with half of the Warriors’ points coming off of Golden Eagle errors. Cornerstone was able to pull to within three points at 17-14, but would get no closer.

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Men’s Soccer Renews Rivalry with UCSB

August 24th, 2013

Westmont Men’s Soccer completed their final tune-up of the 2013 season with the traditional Bryant and Sons Cup game against UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos won the exhibition 3-0, scoring two goals last in the contest.

UCSB had eight corner kicks in the first half, one of which resulted in UCSB’s lone first-half goal. In the fourth minute, Drew Murphy sent a corner kick to Nick DePuy in front of the Warriors’ net. DePuy headed the ball to Achillie Campion at the near post. Campion headed the ball into the net.

Without question, the Gaucho’s dominated play in the first half. UCSB had 12 shots while the Warriors did not get a shot off. However, Westmont’s defense came up big on several occasions.

“I thought we made some big steps defensively from our game against UCLA,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “My goal for the guys tonight was, ‘Give me some evidence that we actually played the UCLA game.’ I thought there were a couple of things we did defensively – especially our courage in getting out a little bit and closing up the field a little bit – that were very positive. I thought the back four were very good. Josh Glover did a really nice job in the first half helping to calm us down and used his experience and soccer savvy.”

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