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Three Point Throw-Down

November 8th, 2014

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) “Tonight was a coming out party for our freshman Jerry Karczewski,” opened head coach John Moore about his team’s 71-59 victory over Bethesda this evening. “He comes from a great legacy family in this town—his dad played on one of the best Santa Barbara County teams I have ever seen. It was very special night for Jerry.”

The freshman’s 15 point performance certainly gave the crowded gym something to celebrate this evening. He was 5 for 9 from the three-point line, all of which came in the first half of the game. Considering he sank three of his three pointers within a span of four minutes, he not only lit up the court in Murchison Gymnasium but had the fans continually on their feet.

Karczewski’s standout performance would not have been possible without the help of junior guard Britton Williams who seemingly has a way of setting his teammates up perfectly time and time again. Tonight it became evident that Britton has a way of seeing the court, drawing the opponents defense and then dishing the ball to the open teammate.

“Britton Williams was great tonight. With four steals, seven assists and 14 points, he had a very complete game. He is a really great teammate because he makes others look good. Jerry came in very confident in this game because he knew that teammates like Britton would find him and get him the ball,” raved Moore.


Harmening Named an NAIA Preseason All-American

November 7th, 2014

Westmont right-handed pitcher Russell Harmening has been named an NAIA Preseason All-American. The junior from Oceanside was one of 17 NAIA baseball players including four starting pitchers to receive the honor.

“The recognition is a testament to the work he has put in and how he has matured since he got here two years ago,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “He came in as a very good pitcher and has consistently gotten better. A lot of that is a result of his work ethic, his demeanor and his overall mindset and approach to getting better every day and doing things the right way.”

Last season, Harmening posted a record of 12-3, tying a 52-year-old team record for most wins in a season. In 113 innings of work, Harmening delivered an ERA of 2.47 and produced 95 strikeouts. Opposing batters hit just .221 against him.

“He logged a lot of innings last year and got some very valuable postseason pitching experience which makes him a more complete collegiate pitcher,” noted Ruiz.

Warriors Write Opening Chapter with News Release

November 6th, 2014

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Tonight, the Westmont men’s basketball team dusted off their shoes and took the court for the first time this year in an exhibition game against traveling team News Release. While the score got a little too close for comfort towards the end of the game, the Warriors were able to walk away with a 72-71 victory this evening.

“I really liked the energy we played with in the first half and the start of the second half. I thought we got a little tentative towards the end, but that’s understandable when you have as many new guys as we do,” opened head coach John Moore who is kicking off his 22nd season at Westmont with a win.

There was an even distribution of responsibilities on the court tonight. While sophomore Cory Blau was the go-to shooter this evening, junior Britton Williams was handling and moving the ball well and senior Daniel Carlin was not only crashing the boards, but came up with a team high of 22 points. It was a collective team effort.

“I really like the way Britt Williams led the team. I thought he did a very, very nice job. Daniel (Carlin) was consistent and had a special game. I thought Cory (Blau) played well. I always love the way Jared (Wilson) and Nate (Marsing) lead us on the court as captains,” reflected Moore.

The Season is over for Men’s Soccer

November 5th, 2014
Patrick Wynne

The season has come to a premature end for Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-6-2) which fell to The Master’s (10-8-1) in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. The Mustangs scored a goal in each half to claim a 2-1 win and move on to the semifinals where they will match up with top-seeded Hope International (13-4-1).

“I have seen today’s game before,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Between the boxes, I thought we played beautifully. There wasn’t a game this year that I didn’t enjoy watching our team play. But in the end, if you can’t turn good territorial play – good possession and good passing rhythm – into goals, then you are going to see games like today.”

The Master’s scored first in the game, taking a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. Zach Klindworth passed the ball to GSAC Player of the Year Humphrey Mahowa who beat a Warrior defender to get open and then put the ball in the net.

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Warrior Trio Makes All-GSAC

November 5th, 2014
All-GSAC honorees Joshua Glover, Muhammad Mehai, Tanner Wolf. (left to right)

Included on the 2014 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Team are three Warriors:

   · Red shirt sophomore goalkeeper Joshua Glover of Norwich, England
   · Junior defender Muhammad Mehai of Carpinteria
   · Junior midfielder Tanner Wolf of Santa Barbara

As the Warriors’ stopper, Glover leads the GSAC with a goals-against average of 0.92 this season. He has tallied 57 saves and has a record of 7-5-2. Glover has also notched three shutouts and two combined shutouts.

Warriors Get Burned by Biola

November 5th, 2014

By: Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Defense was the name of the game tonight as the Westmont women’s volleyball team took the court against #4 Biola University in Murchison gymnasium. While the effort was there, the Warriors were simply outmatched and unable to secure a victory over the Eagles (25-19, 27-25, 23-25, 25-18).

“Despite the loss, I was pleased with our effort on defense. Kami came up with some incredible digs, but she mainly was just steady. She had some digs that weren’t the highlight digs and it was with those that we were able to run transition plays. That is exactly what we needed from her tonight” opened head coach Patti Cook.

Troesh was the leader of the pack tonight, tallying 21 digs—which is almost exactly one-third of the warriors total dig count. She was not only a rock defense, but a consistent serve receive passer, which is one of the most overlooked yet crucial parts of the game. She was joined by Senior Madison Serrano who earned 18 digs and 12 kills throughout the four set match. “I thought that Maddi did a great job at digging as well. She as struggling in the front row a bit at first, but made up for it with her digs and serve receive,” said Cook.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, Biola has a very seasoned and experienced squad that continually performs at a high level. Even the best defensive efforts could not keep their attackers from putting the ball on the ground.

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Women’s Soccer to host Hawks in Semis

November 4th, 2014

Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Westmont (13-2) has learned its opponent for Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer semifinal game. The Warriors will host the Hawks of San Diego Christian (7-8-2). Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

The sixth-seeded Hawks earned their way into the GSAC Tournament by defeating #20 Concordia (11-7-1) on the final day of the regular season. In today’s first round game, San Diego Christian upset #12 The Master’s by a score of 2-0 to advance to the semifinals.

In the other first round game, Biola (13-5) posted a 3-0 win over Concordia. Biola will face #11 Vanguard (15-2-1) in the other semifinal game. The winners of the semifinals will meet up on Friday, November 14 to decide the GSAC Tournament champion and recipient of the conference’s automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship.

Lillywhite Honored as Player of the Week

November 4th, 2014
Brooke Lillywhite

Sophomore Brooke Lillywhite of Huntington Beach has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. The midfielder established a new school record when she scored five goals last Tuesday against William Jessup in Westmont’s regular season finale.

Lillywhite’s first goal came in the second minute of the game off of a rebound to give Westmont an early 1-0 lead. Just two minutes later, she scored again, this time off a cross from Mallory Mitchell.

In the 21st minute, Lillywhite snatched the ball from a defender, then fired from the top of the 18 yard box to complete a hat trick. A mere 32 seconds later, Tiffany Dimaculangan crossed a ball from right to the far post and Lillywhite headed it into the lower right corner.