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Schaefer Wins ITA Regionals Singles – Schaefer and Barnard Win Doubles

September 28th, 2013

In an all-Westmont final in the singles tournament of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NAIA West Regional, Rodrigo Schaefer posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over teammate Tim Goranson. With the win, Schaefer qualifies to participate in the ITA NAIA National Small College Championship in Fort Meyers, Florida, October 10-13.

“Rodrigo and Tim were both playing very good tennis,” said Westmont head coach Mark Basham. “Rodrigo was very focused in the semifinals and finals. He is such a gifted player; it was good to see him lift his game to the level I know he can play at. “

Gorenson and Schaefer each earned a berth in the regional championship match by winning their semifinal match-ups earlier in the day. Goranson defeated Christian Wickehausen of Concordia 7-5, 6-3. Schaefer defeated Barnett in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-3.

In the afternoon, Schaefer and doubles partner Joshua Barnard won the doubles portion of the regional tournament by defeating Andrew Barnett and Ian Glessing of Arizona Christian 8-4. As a result, Barnard and Schaefer will be entered in the doubles bracket at the NAIA National Championship.


Cedillo and Davis Win ITA Regional Doubles

September 28th, 2013

Westmont sophomores Jessica Cedillo and Grace Davis won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NAIA West Regional doubles tournament on Saturday afternoon at Biola University in La Mirada.

The Warrior duo defeated Rye Hewett-Steiger and Florencia Martina from Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) by a score of 8-5.

“Grace and Jess played great and went up 6-1,” reported Westmont head coach Kendyll McManigal. “Before we knew it, the score was 6-5. Then Grace and Jess were able to close it out.

“Jessica played incredible,” continued McManigal. “She moved well and was cutting off the angles, poaching and covering. Grace was the one who came up with a couple of huge volleys in the final game. Their communication and the way they worked together allowed them to win.”


Warriors Sweep Hawks

September 28th, 2013

With 11 kills each from Madison Serrano and Jessica McCann, #10 Westmont Volleyball swept in San Diego Christian (3-11, 1-2 GSAC) in Golden State Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors won each set by scores of 25-17, 25-23 and 25-22.

The Warriors posted an attack percentage of .227 in the match that saw 16 different Warriors take the floor. Setter Heidi Thompson recorded 29 assists while tallying nine kills of her own. She also had seven digs.

Down 6-2 in the first set, Westmont rallied with an 8-2 run that included three kills and a service ace by Serrano. The Hawks responded with two points to tie the score at 10-all, but Sydney Striff delivered back-to-back kills to put the Warriors up for good.

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Goranso, Schaefer Advance to Semifinals at Regionals – Schaefer and Barnard to Play in Doubles Championship

September 27th, 2013

Westmont’s Tim Goranson, the top seed at the ITA NAIA Men’s Tennis Regional Championships, and Rodrigo Schaefer, the number two seed, have advanced to Saturday morning’s semifinals. Goranson will match-up with Concordia’s Christian Wickenhauser who was the fourth seed in the field of 27. Schaefer will take on Andrew Barnett of Arizona Christian.

In the doubles bracket, Schaefer and Joshua Barnard earned a spot in tomorrow’s championship match. The Westmont doubles pair will take on Barnett and Ian Glessing of Arizona Christian at three o’clock.

Goranson started singles play with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Biola’s Gregory Cobian, then defeated Michael Munguia in the quarterfinals by scores of 6-0, 6-1.

Four other Warriors also competed in singles play. Barnard posted a 6-2, 6-2 win in the opening round over Jan Guler of Concordia, then took out Glessing in the second round 6-3, 6-0. Barnard fell to Wickhauser in the quarterfinals by scores of 7-5, 6-2.


Davis and Cedillo Headed to Finals

September 27th, 2013

Westmont sophomores Jessica Cedillo and Grace Davis will compete for the ITA NAIA Women’s Tennis Regional Championship on Saturday at three o’clock in La Mirada. Cedillo and Davis will take on Rye Hewett-Steiger and Florencia Martina from Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).

Cedillo and Davis earned the spot in the finals with an 8-1 semifinals win over the Hope International duo of Sabrina Miller and Corinna Ramos. In the quarterfinals, Cedillo and Davis defeated Ellie Johnson and Caitlyn Uzzi from Concordia by a score of 8-3.

Also playing in the doubles tournament were Fernanda Rivera and Kate Stratman. After a first round bye, Rivera and Stratman lost 8-4 to Ulrike Hahn and Mona Piller of Concordia in the quarterfinals.

Overall, they played really well,” said head coach Kendyll McManigal of her team’s first outing this year. “Grace won the first set against the number one seed and Haley (Strandness) served for the set against the number five seed. They are all fired-up for the season.”


Baseball Walks for Rudy

September 25th, 2013

It was a walk in the park for Westmont Baseball – all for a good cause. Last Saturday 42 players and four coaches participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Chase Palm Park along the Santa Barbara waterfront.

The team raised $1,585 for the Heart Association, exceeding their original goal by more than 50 percent. This is the second year that the team has participated in the event.

“I was really happy to see our team get excited about serving and giving back,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “Each of our players signed up and raised money by talking with peers on campus, faculty and their families.”

The team was first introduced to the idea through Heidi Cougoule, wife of assistant coach Tony Cougoule.

#1 Eagles Down Warriors

September 24th, 2013

In a battle of top-10 teams, #1 Concordia (10-0, 2-0 GSAC) came out on top with a three-game sweep of #10 Westmont (13-2, 1-1 GSAC). The Eagles triumphed in the Golden State Athletic Conference match by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-14, extending their win streak to 48 games.

Concordia tallied 10 blocks as it frustrated Westmont’s offensive efforts. The Warriors recorded an attack percentage of just .045 over the three sets. Madison Serrano led the Warriors in both kills (10) and attack percentage (.147). No other Warrior had more than four kills.

The Eagles started off the match by scoring the first five points in the first set and never allowed the Warriors to get closer than three points the rest of the opening frame.

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Warriors Struggle to Convert, Winning Streak Ends at Four

September 24th, 2013

(SAN MARCOS, Calif.) On Tuesday afternoon, Westmont Men’s Soccer was dealt their first loss in the last five games, suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands (and feet) of #23 California State University San Marcos. The Warriors’ record now stands at 4-2, while CSUSM improves to 6-1-2.

The sole goal of the match materialized in the 10th minute. From just outside the 18-yard box, CSUSM midfielder Scott Rice blazed a left-footed strike that barely eluded the outstretched arms of Warrior goalkeeper Josh Glover before it settled inside the left post.

Despite outshooting the Cougars 11 to seven, placing more shots on goal (six to three), and generating the only three corner kicks of the match, the Warriors failed to coerce a ball into the net and were shut out for the first time this season.