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Lions Roar Back

October 8th, 2013

Westmont Volleyball (14-5, 2-4 GSAC), ranked at number 16 in today’s NAIA National Poll, suffered its third loss in a row on Tuesday night, falling to Golden State Athletic Conference opponent Vanguard 3-1 (16-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-18). Vanguard, ranked at number 18, improved to 14-5 overall and 3-3 in GSAC play.

The Warriors started well, never trailing in the first set. Up 8-7, Westmont went on a 12-4 to run to take control of the set. Westmont produced a .417 attack percentage in the first set, notching 17 kills while committing just two errors.

However, Westmont could not extend its offensive juggernaut into the rest of the match. The Warriors hit just .098 in the final three sets as Vanguard took control.

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Westmont Conquers Royal Turf

October 8th, 2013

(Fullerton, Calif.) Freshman midfielder Matthew Lariviere acquired the first goal of his Warrior career on Tuesday afternoon as Westmont (6-3, 2-1 GSAC) slipped past the Royals of Hope International (2-8-1, 0-2-1) by a score of 1-0.

Energized and ready to bounce back from their conference loss on Saturday, the Warriors began the game on an offensive stampede. During the first nine minutes of play, the men in maroon recorded three shots (two on goal) and three corner kicks before the Royals even registered an offensive statistic.

The tables then turned in the 18th minute as HIU rattled off three unanswered shots over the next five minutes of action. However, at the conclusion of both teams’ offensive assaults, neither had scored.

Although Westmont finished the initial period with six shots (three on goal) and five corners taken, the match featured a scoreless draw at the half.

Warriors Grind Out Eighth Win

October 5th, 2013

Goals by Amanda Diesen and Courtney Stonesifer produced the offense needed to give #6 Westmont a 2-1 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Hawks of San Diego Christian (6-2-1, 0-1-1 GSAC) on Homecoming Saturday at Westmont. The Warriors improved to 8-0-1 on the season and 2-0 in GSAC play.

“It was not the prettiest of games,” acknowledged head coach Kristi Kiely, “but I am proud of the team to grind it out and get the result. We are in the time of the season that you need to be able to grind it out. I give a lot of credit to San Diego Christian; they were difficult to play against today.”

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead late in the first half, when Diesen scored off a corner kick by Stonesifer in the 41st minute.

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Party Foul Ends Homecoming Match for Men

October 5th, 2013

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) On Saturday at Thorrington Field Westmont Men’s Soccer donned pristine black kits in front of 450 fans for their homecoming day clash with the Hawks of San Diego Christian. However, the outcome for the Warriors wasn’t as pretty as their uniforms, as the extremely feisty match concluded in a 2-1 loss for the home team.

The Warriors dealt an early blow to the Hawks when midfielder Rick McCarthy scored his second goal in as many games just ten minutes in.

With his left foot, defender Brandon Talsma sent a snaking cross from the right side of the field into the penalty area where McCarthy headed it in from 10 yards out.

Over the next 30 minutes, the Warriors aggressively corralled the Hawk offense, stifling numerous cross attempts. Although the opposition was on an extensive offensive barrage, Westmont did not allow a shot on goal.

Mustangs Nose Out Warriors

October 2nd, 2013

In what head coach Patti Cook called an ‘epic battle’, #10 Westmont Volleyball (14-3, 2-2 GSAC) fell to #16 The Master’s College (13-3, 3-1 ) 3-2 in a Golden State Athletic Conference match on Tuesday night at Murchison Gymnasium.

After winning the opening frame, Westmont dropped the next two and then rallied in the fourth to force the deciding set. Down 6-5 in the final set, Westmont’s Marie Trudelle delivered one of her six kills to spark a 4-0 Warrior run. Setter Heidi Thompson dumped the ball over the net for a kill before a set error by The Master’s gave Westmont an 8-5 lead. Trudelle then put the Warriors up 9-6 when an attack down the line to the deep corner bounced off a Mustangs’ hands.

However, The Master’s scored four of the next five points to tie the game at 10 points each. From there, the two teams produced a string of side-outs until the Mustangs found themselves up 14-13 and serving match point. An attack error by The Master’s Aubrey Pyburn gave Westmont new life and a kill by Kayta Goyich put match point on the Warriors’ side of the net at 15-14. However, The Mustangs strung together kills by Allison Child, Stacey Jones and Pyburn to take the set 17-15 and the match 3-2.

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Men Ride Confidence to Hot Start in GSAC Play

October 2nd, 2013

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) In their first Golden State Athletic Conference match of the 2013 season, Westmont Men’s Soccer (5-2, 1-0 GSAC) journeyed to La Mirada and consummated the two day Westmont Soccer sweep of Vanguard University, conquering the Lions by a final score of 2-0.

Yesterday, #6 Westmont Women’s Soccer defeated #1 Vanguard by a score of 3-0.

Warrior starting goalkeeper Josh Glover, along with the rest of the defense, earned their second shutout on the season with the triumph.

Regular starters Nana Akyen, Cody Howen, and Muhammed Mehai did not play. Tanner Wolf was also limited. However, this only aided in the perpetuation of this season’s theme – offensive diversity.

Women’s Soccer Defeats Top-Ranked Vanguard

October 2nd, 2013

Facing what head coach Kristi Kiely called the toughest test of the regular season, #6 Westmont Women’s Soccer (7-0-1) went on the road to hand newly-crowned #1 Vanguard (7-1-0) its first loss of the year by a score of 3-0. Vanguard received word of its first number one ranking in program history less than two hours before kick-off of the Golden State Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Sophomore Sophia Smati, junior K.J. Hornibrook and freshman Sophie Fuller scored for the Warriors while senior goalkeeper Lindsey Smith notched six saves to record her third shutout of the season.

“The first half we probably were more dangerous and we had more of the ball,” reported Kiely. “In the second half, Vanguard was coming after us and we had to defend and grind it out.”

The Warriors’ first score came in just the 13th minute of play.

“The first goal was a very nice flick on from Jenny, through to Frenchie,” said Kiely, referring to Smati who hails from Toulouse, France. “Jenny was about 30 yards out, Frenchie was running on to it right down the center of the field. She was able to slot it past the keeper. It was really fun to see Sophia get her first goal as a Warrior. I thought she also played a very important role in helping us hold the ball in the first half.”

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