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Ticket Prices for NAIA Opening Round Games

November 19th, 2013

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $8
Students: $5
14 and under: Free
Westmont Students, Faculty and Staff: FREE

NAIA Women’s Soccer Opening Round Game:
Westmont hosts Westminster (Utah) at Thorrington Field, 1:00 p.m.

NAIA Volleyball Opening Round Game:
Westmont hosts Menlo at Murchison Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer to Host Westminster (Utah)

November 18th, 2013

Westmont (15-1-3) received the number two seed in the upcoming NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship and will host Westminster of Utah (11-7-2) from the Frontier Conference.

The Griffins qualified for the national championship by winning in an unaffiliated group tournament consisting of teams from the Frontier, Gulf Coast Athletic and North Star Athletic Conferences. Westminster, the third seed in the unaffiliated group tournament, upset top-seeded Rocky Mountain (Mont.) by a score of 1-0 in the finals to gain the automatic berth.

The only common opponent between the two schools this year was The Master’s. Westminster lost 1-0 to The Master on August 24 while Westmont posted a 3-2 overtime win against The Master’s on October 23.

[tournament bracket]

Women’s Cross Country Headed to Nationals

November 17th, 2013
NAIA Cross Country Championship

Westmont Women’s Cross Country will travel this week to Lawrence, Kansas to participate in the 2013 NAIA National Championships on Saturday. The Warriors, ranked at number 17 in the final NAIA Coaches’ Poll, received an at-large invitation after finishing third in the GSAC Championships.

This year marks the 20th time the Warriors have qualified as a team to participate in the national championship race and the 30th time at least one student-athlete has competed. Westmont has six top-10 performances over the years and has finished in the top-20 on 17 occasions.

The last two years, Westmont finished 14th (2011) and 18th (2012) when the championships were held at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. This year’s 5,000 meter championship race will be held at the Rim Rock Farm outside of Lawrence.

Women’s Soccer Qualifies for Nationals

November 17th, 2013
NAIA WSoccer Open Round

Westmont Women’s Soccer (15-1-3) will make its third appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in as many years. The Warriors, who were ranked fifth in the final NAIA Coaches’ Poll released today, are expected to host an opening round home game against an opponent to be named on Monday.

The Warriors were the first at-large team selected (out of six) as a result of finishing second in the NAIA’s Modified Ratings Percentage Index. The index is the basis for both at large selections and the seeding for the NAIA National Tournament.

Four teams from the GSAC received invitations to the NAIA National Tournament which consists of 31 teams. The GSAC is represented by #4 Concordia (16-0-3), Westmont, #12 Vanguard (15-4) and #16 The Master’s (15-5). None of the four GSAC teams has lost to a non-conference opponent this year.

Volleyball Returns to National Championship

November 17th, 2013
NAIA VolleyballNC

Westmont Women’s Volleyball (21-8) has received an invitation to participate in the 2013 NAIA National Tournament for the second year in a row. The Warriors, ranked at number 14 in the final standings released today, will learn on Monday morning whom they will play in Saturday’s opening round game.

The national tournament participants number 36 teams including 27 automatic qualifiers from conferences around the nation and a final site host bid by Briar Cliff (Iowa). The remaining eight teams, including Westmont, received at-large berths as a result of their ranking in the final poll.

The Golden State Athletic Conference boasts five teams in the field of 36, more than any other conference. The GSAC teams are #2 Concordia (23-2), #3 Biola (22-3), #9 Vanguard (22-6), Westmont and #16 The Master’s (19-8). The Great Plains Athletic Conference entered four into the tournament field. No other conference will send more than two teams to the tournament.

Warriors Sweep Royals to End Regular Season

November 16th, 2013
Katie Napier

Tessa Martin tallied 13 kills and Marie Trudelle added 11 more as #14 Westmont Women’s Volleyball (21-8, 7-7 GSAC) defeated Hope International (6-21, 2-12) in straight sets in the final Golden State Athletic Conference match of the season.

The Warriors took the first set 25-13 after jumping out to a 7-2 start. Leading 18-12, the Warriors reeled off six straight points to put the set out of reach.

The second set was more closely contested. Tied at five, the Royals put together a 7-2 run, forcing Westmont head coach Patti Cook to call time out with the score 12-7. When play resumed, Westmont scored on the next four serves with two kills from Ciena Colburn (8 kills) and one each from Martin and Trudelle.

Westmont caught Hope International at 14 on an attack error by the Royal’s Johannah Wade and a seesaw battle commenced that saw the score reach 22-22. Following a second Westmont timeout, Martin produced a kill and Wade misfired to give Westmont set point. Another kill by Martin gave Westmont the win in the set 25-22 and a lead of two sets to none.

[box score] [photos]

Warriors Fall in GSAC Championship Game

November 15th, 2013
Mallory Mitchell

season in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. The Warriors fell to #6 Concordia (16-0-3) by a score of 2-1 with Megan Daniels scoring both of the Eagle’s goals.

“From the beginning, we knew it was going to be a good test for us,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “They were more effective in front of goal today, and we paid the price for it.”

The Warriors had their chances, outshooting the Eagles 20-14 and holding a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Daniels accounted for the lone first half goal in the 25th minute. Left alone in the box, Daniels headed in a cross from the right sideline by Brooke Springer.

[box score]

Warriors Fall Short at Division II Coyotes

November 13th, 2013

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Basketball (1-2) hit the road for the second time in three games on the young season in search of a redemptive road victory to remedy an away loss at La Sierra in their season opener.

The Warriors played the NCAA Division II Coyotes of California State University San Bernardino (1-1) tightly throughout the first half, with both teams compiling very similar statistics in the initial 20 minutes.

At the intermission, Westmont only trailed by four (40-36), due in part to the efforts of seniors C.J Miller (26 points, 7 rebounds), Jason Ritchey (12 points, 9 rebounds), and Brendan Hill (7 points, 9 assists).

Early in the second half, CSUSB pushed their lead to double digits. Senior guard Lacy Haddock (15 points, 14 assists) flourished, seemingly creating offense each time he touched the ball.