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Warriors Down Raiders

September 14th, 2013

A goal by Amanda Diesen off a corner kick and another by K.J. Hornibrook on a breakaway gave #9 Westmont Women’s Soccer (5-0-1) a 2-0 victory over Southern Oregon (2-2-1) on Saturday afternoon at Thorrington Field.

“Another week of work put to good use,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely after the game. “We knew that Southern Oregon would be tough coming in, especially after they took The Master’s to overtime on Thursday.

“We showed well, today, a lot of the things we have been working on. I am pleased with the team’s effort and execution of the game plan from almost the start of the game. It took us five or ten minutes to get into it, but then we never let up.”

Diesen’s goal came in the twentieth minute. Courtney Stonesifer took a corner kick and placed the ball in front of the Raiders’ goal. Diesen fended off a Southern Oregon defender to kick the ball into the back of the net.

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Public Invited to View Volleyball up Close

September 11th, 2013

On Saturday, September 14, Westmont Women’s Volleyball will host an intrasquad scrimmage at noon in Murchison Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend the event free of charge to see Westmont play in a more intimate setting.

Head Coach Patti Cook, a three-time NAIA All-American, plans on playing in the scrimmage. This past summer, Cook participated in the USA Volleyball Open Championships as part of Green Star Coffee Shots which took first place in the A Gold Division. Cook was named the Tournament MVP.

The Warriors have started the season off 12-0 and were ranked at number nine in the NAIA National Coaches Poll that was released yesterday.

Full Throttle Victory

September 10th, 2013

“This was one of our better games,” said Westmont Volleyball head coach Patti Cook about her team’s straight-set victory over California Lutheran (25-20, 25-22, 25-11). “I didn’t have much to say about what we needed to improve on in this match.”

Both teams entered the match without a loss and ranked in the top-ten in its respective association. Westmont, ranked at number nine in the NAIA improved to 12-0. California Lutheran, the number ten team amongst NCAA Division III schools, fell to 6-1.

“We have typically had a third-set let down,” said Cook. We did not do that today. Before the game, we talked about keeping the pressure on and it was fun to see the team take it to heart. They had a battle cry of going ‘full throttle’ for the entire match.

“We were expecting to have to play hard and tough against a good Cal Lutheran team,” continued Cook. “They are coached well and have a long tradition of being a solid DIII team. None of the players took this game lightly. It is a very good win for us and I am very proud of how we played tonight.”

Junior outside hitter Madison Serrano recorded a match-high 16 kills for the Warriors and posted an attack percentage of .301.

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Durham Named GSAC Defensive Player of the Week

September 9th, 2013

Westmont Women’s Soccer (4-0-1) defender Kaitlynn Durham of Beaverton, Oregon has been named the first 2013 season Golden State Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

In the Warriors’ game on Saturday against Lee (Tenn.), the sophomore was tasked with marking Ode Fulutudilu, a member of the South African National Team, and keeping her from having an impact on the game.

“Ode is a force to be reckoned with,” noted Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “She had 10 goals and 12 assists last year and has consistently been a top player. We knew we had to shut her down and I am very proud that Kat to be able to do that. Kat shut her down completely.”

Westmont Prevails in Battle of Warriors

September 9th, 2013

A penalty kick by Alison Hensley and a goal by Tiffany Dimaculangan were all the Westmont Warriors (4-0-1) need to defeat the Corban (Ore.) Warriors (2-3-1) on Monday afternoon at Thorrington Field. Goalkeeper Lindsey Smith picked up her second shutout of the year, producing three saves in the effort.

“Give credit to Corban,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “Coming off of two games, they were probably better out of the gate. Corban was organized and their defense was hard to penetrate.

“Then we started to find our rhythm, getting the go-ahead goals and lots of opportunities,” continued the coach. “We definitely looked like we had some long minutes just 48 hours before, but I am proud of the team to get the result.”

The Warriors first goal came in the thirtieth minute after K.J. Hornibrook was taken down hard in the box to set up Hensley’s penalty kick.

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Warriors Triumph over Lee

September 7th, 2013

Coming into today’s game, #18 Westmont Women’s Soccer (3-0-1) knew that it had a big test in hosting one of the most successful women’s soccer teams in recent history. The Warriors passed the test, defeating Lee (Tenn.) by a score of 3-2. Though they are now an NCAA Division II team, Lee (0-2) won the NAIA National Championship four straight years from 2008 through 2011.

“I am very proud of the team,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “We had a game plan that I thought they executed very well and then some. There were three beautiful goals; I thought some of the best I’ve seen.”

The first goal came in the eighteenth minute after a handball by Lee gave the Warriors a free kick from one foot above the top of the box. Tiffany Dimaculangan’s shot went to the right of a wall of six Lee defenders who were protecting the left post. The ball sailed past the outstretched arms of Lee’s keeper Haley Gribler and into the right side of the net.

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Volleyball Rallies to Keep the Streak Alive

September 7th, 2013

Westmont Volleyball is off to its best start in program history, extending its season record to 11-0 with a 3-1 victory (25-27, 25-22, 25-15, 25-26) over La Sierra on Saturday afternoon in Murchison Gymnasium.

“I’m proud of my team and strides they are making,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook of the team’s early season success.

Madison Serrano led the team with 19 kills and an attacker percentage of .429. Ciara Turner added another 10 kills while hitting .348 and Sydney Striff tallied nine kills and a game-high attack percentage of .467. Kayta Goyich also got in on the Warrior offense with seven kills and a .316 attack percentage.

The Warriors came out of the gate a bit flat and lost the opening set 27-25. Westmont’s struggles continued into the second set as they fell behind. 9-5. However, the Warriors rallied and turned a 15-13 deficit into a 17-15 advantage; eventually tying the match at one set apiece.

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With Win, Westmont Men Gain Poetic Justice

September 7th, 2013

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Soccer (1-1-0) secured their first victory of the 2013 season at home Saturday evening with a 4-2 win over the Poets of Whittier College. Fans of both teams witnessed a feisty and exciting affair, as the match featured six goals, seven assists, three yellow cards, and a slew of flashy plays.

The Warriors came roaring out offensively, dispensing shots from forwards Nana Ayken and Cody Howen, and another from midfielder Jonathan Yeeles, all within the first ten minutes of the match. The men also had scoring chances in the thirteenth and twenty-fourth minutes of the match, set up by technical passing from Yeeles and midfielder Tanner Wolf.

However, it was in the twenty-sixth minute that the Warriors tallied their first goal of the contest. Akyen provided a patiently timed through ball to forward Cody Howen, who then floated the ball across the pitch to Yeeles for the score. Just three minutes later, Westmont hit pay dirt again.