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Archive for September, 2013

Women Third, Men Fourth at Mustang Challenge

September 21st, 2013

Ranked ninth in the NAIA, Westmont Women’s Cross Country finished third of 17 teams at The Mustang Challenge held at The Master’s College. Twenty-first ranked Westmont Men’s Cross Country finished fourth of 14.

The women’s 5,000 meter race was won by #3 Cal State San Marcos with 31 points. The Master’s, ranked at #13, took second place with 60 points. Westmont recorded 95 points to finish ahead of fourth place California Lutheran (108 points) and Glendale (179 points).

Other Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) teams included Arizona Christian in sixth place (180 points), Concordia in seventh (211 points) and Hope International in eleventh place (323 points).

Freshman Kelly Collins was the Warriors’ top finisher, taking fourth place in a time of 18:06. Sophomore Piper Bain finished thirteenth in a time of 18:44. Junior Heidi Nicholls completed the course in a time of 18:59 to take nineteenth while freshman Hailey Alexander notched 26th place in a time of 19:11. Sophomore Ceci Adams completed the Warrior scoring with a forty-fifth place finish in a time of 19:44.

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Goyich Leads Warriors to GSAC Win

September 21st, 2013

Kayta Goyich tallied 11 kills and recorded a .524 attack percentage as #9 Westmont Women’s Volleyball started Golden State Athletic Conference play with a three-set sweep of Arizona Christian (25-6, 25-21, 25-8). The Warriors improved to 13-1 on the season and 1-0 in GSAC play. Arizona Christian dropped to 1-9 overall and 0-1 in the GSAC.

Madison Serrano served for nine-straight points to start the first set. Goyich recorded seven of her kills in the opening frame.

The second set was an entirely different story as the Firestorm jumped out to an 8-3 lead. The Warriors battled back, however, to tie the match at 15 on another of Goyich’s kills. However, after another Warrior point, Arizona Christian reeled off three in a row to take a 19-16 advantage.

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Freshman Phenoms Come Up Clutch in Warriors’ Fourth Win

September 21st, 2013

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Picturesque goals from senior Cody Howen and freshman Austin Lack propelled Westmont Men’s Soccer to another victory as the Warriors soared over the Sunbirds of Fresno Pacific University Saturday, adding another win to their current streak of four in what head coach Dave Wolf called “one of the windiest days” he’s seen at Thorrington Field.

Howen’s goal came just five and a half minutes into the game. Senior Nana Ayken received a pass and sent a scorching pass 20 yards up field where Cody Howen tapped a bender of a shot safely to the right of Sunbirds’ goalkeeper Andrew Luis.

Lack’s goal came in the seventy-sixth minute of the game when fellow freshman Matt Lariviere pulled off a beautiful play. Lariviere utilized a rarely seen heel-tapped through ball that positioned the ball perfectly up field where Lack outran a defender, corralled the ball, a coerced a shot past Luis.

Wolf had this to say about the sequence from the two freshman roommates. “It was huge. Undoubtedly it turned out to be the critical moment of the game. To get two young guys linking up for such a decisive moment is very encouraging. Up to this point, our freshman have mostly been energy guys. However, that play was not comprised of only energy; it was completed with a touch of class. It was fantastic. I’m happy for those two guys. They’ve worked really hard and came up clutch.”

Warriors Finish Non-Conference Season Undefeated

September 20th, 2013

Westmont Women’s Soccer, ranked at number six in the NAIA, completed its non-conference season on Friday with a 1-0 win over Marymount (2-3) at the StubHub Center. Alison Hensley recorded her fourth goal of the season in the fifty-seventh minute to give the Warriors the win and a record of 6-0-1.

“It was a really hard game to play in,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “They kept a lot of numbers behind the ball and inside their own half. It made it hard to get anything in. I was really proud we got the result.”

The Warriors outshot the Mariners 21-2 in the game but settled for a scoreless tie at halftime.

“The halftime talk was that this is a hard game to play in and it is not going to change,” said Kiely. “Someone has to do something about it. Who knew it was going to be our holding mid – again? It was one of the most beautiful goals I have seen. I am very glad for Alison. She is having a terrific season, probably in the position that she is made for.”

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Warriors Sink the Mariners, Win First Road Match

September 18th, 2013

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Cody Howen provided all the ammunition the Warrior arsenal would need as Westmont Men’s Soccer held on for a win in their first road contest of the year. With a final score of 1-0, the Warriors improve to a record of 3-1-0, while handing the Mariners of Marymount (Calif.) just their second loss on the season (5-2-0).

The only goal of the match arose in the sixty-eighth minute when midfielder Sean Siemens attacked from the center of the field and slid a pass left to an open Howen. Howen then fired the ball into the back of the net and past Mariner goalkeeper Christos Voglis for his second goal of the season.

Over the course of the match, the Warriors only managed to muster eight shots, four of which were on goal. Coach Dave Wolf attributed the shortage of shots to “injuries that kept midfielder Tanner Wolf and forward Nana Ayken from playing.” He continued by stating that these injuries “definitely had an impact on our ability to pass the ball as well.”

Warriors’ Streak is Over

September 18th, 2013

Westmont Volleyball (12-1) suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday night, falling 3-1 (25-27, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23) to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos (15-7). The ninth ranked Warriors produced an attack percentage of just .106 as they committed 27 hitting errors.

Westmont jumped out to an 18-10 lead in the first set, but gave up 10 of the next 12 points to surrender the lead at 20-all. The Cougars served for game point twice, but Westmont came back with three straight points to claim the first set.

The second and third set belonged to the Cougars throughout. Westmont hit just .081 in the second set and .031 in the third while San Marcos pounded the ball for a .406 and .273 attack percentage respectively.

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Ring Ceremony Planned for National Champions

September 16th, 2013

The NAIA National Champion Westmont Women’s Basketball team will be honored with a championship ring ceremony on October 5 during Westmont Homecoming festivities.

The Warriors will receive their commemorative rings at Thorrington field during halftime of the men’s soccer game between Westmont and San Diego Christian. The men’s game begins at noon and is followed by a women’s soccer game between the same schools.

The women’s basketball team will be available to meet with the public and sign autographs following the ceremony.

Cross Country Competes at UC Riverside

September 14th, 2013

Westmont Men’s and Women’s Cross Country competed at the 33rd UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational on Saturday Morning and posted some impressive results.

The seventeenth-ranked Westmont women’s team finished sixth (190 points) in a field of 16 in the 6,000 meter invitational event. The race included NCAA Division I, II and III teams but did not include another NAIA team. UC Santa Barbara (31 points) finished first with Nike Team Run LA (51 points) taking second. UC Riverside (81 points) and Southern Utah (147 points) finished third and fourth respectively and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps placed fifth (163 points).

Former GSAC opponents Azusa Pacific (248 points) and California Baptist (271 points) placed eighth and tenth respectively.

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