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Cross Country Performs Well Despite Travel Woes

October 4th, 2014

Westmont men’s and women’s cross country athletes had a rough start to the day as they traveled south for the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday. The Warriors were scheduled to leave campus at 4:15 a.m. However, the bus that was scheduled to pick them up broke down on its way up the Montecito foothills.

”We had to send the men on in their own cars,” reported Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “It was a little bit helter-skelter.”

The women, along with Smelley, waited for a replacement bus which eventually departed at 5:30 a.m.

“When we arrived, the men were through the first mile and the women’s only had 40 minutes to warm up,” said Smelley.

Such is the life of traveling for the student-athlete. It doesn’t always go as smooth as coaches and athletes would like. Despite the change in travel plans, the men’s team turned in a good performance.

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Warrior Offense Explodes in Second Half

October 4th, 2014
Tiffany Dimaculangan

After two games in which #8 Westmont Women’s Soccer (8-3, 3-2 GSAC) did not score, the Warriors exploded for four goals in the second half of today’s Golden State Athletic Conference game against Hope International (5-6, 0-4) and came away with a 4-0 victory.

“The first half was a dual where we were just hanging with each other,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely of the scoreless opening frame. “The second half is where we finally came alive. I think we are still recovering. This program and these players are not used to losing back-to-back games. I think there was finally a response to that.”

The game was played on a turf field in triple-digit temperature.

“Hope was fantastic,” said Kiely of their hosts. “They watered the field before the game and at halftime and tried to make sure that the players were taken care of. But it was quite hot. We saw a lot of rotation and our players who came off the bench got it done for us today.”

The first goal came off a free kick by Tiffany Dimaculangan less than two minutes into the second half.

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Shorthanded Warriors Fall to Royals

October 4th, 2014
Jonathan Yeeles

After losing three starters to injury in Wednesday’s game against Biola, Westmont Men’s Soccer (6-3-1, 3-1-1) found it hard to kick start its offense today and fell to Hope International (8-2-1, 4-0) by a score of 2-0 in a Golden State Athletic Conference affair.

“We definitely were thin with Cody Howen, Tanner Wolf and Patrick Wynne all out of the line-up” acknowledged Wolf. “We had to do some shifting and shaking. I thought we produced some pretty reasonable football during the course of the game but couldn’t quite produce enough in the final third of the field. We have three critical pieces in terms of final third activity and Cody and Tanner are two of the three.”

Complicating the thin lineup was playing in triple-digit temperatures on a turf field.

“We need the weather to cool down,” said Wolf. “It has been a very warm 10 games this season. The conditions were really hard today.”

Warriors Gain Road Victory

October 1st, 2014
Jonathan Yeeles (Photo courtesy Biola Sports Information)

Westmont Men’s Soccer (6-2-1, 3-0-1 GSAC), ranked at number 25 in the NAIA Coaches Poll released yesterday, survived a battle at Al Barbour Field and defeated Biola (4-4-1, 1-1-1 GSAC) by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday night in a Golden State Athletic Conference game.

The Eagles outshot the Warriors 20-12 and placed nine shots on goal to the Warriors’ eight. However, Westmont keeper Josh Glover recorded eight saves to preserve the win.

In the 20th minute, an assaulted on the Eagle’s net led to the first Warrior goal. The first shot from Cody Howen was saved by Biola goalkeeper Joshua Crichton. Jonathan Yeeles collected the rebound and fired off a second shot that was once again saved by Crichton. However, Yeeles pounded away again off yet another rebound and this time found the netting.

The Warriors’ second goal came three minutes into the second half. Matt Lariviere beat a defender and then sent a high shot over the keeper’s head.

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