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Archive for February, 2015

Victory at Vanguard

February 17th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(COSTA MESA, Calif.) The #12 Westmont women’s tennis team (5-2, 3-1 GSAC) had a very convincing 8-1 win in Costa Mesa this afternoon against #11 Vanguard University (2-4, 2-2 GSAC).

Today was an interesting match for the Warriors because the Lions had to forfeit two singles and a double match due to illness and injury. Since the Lions only had four players, the Warriors automatically went up 3-0.

Despite the defaulted points earned, the Warriors did not let up. The women played very strong and consistent tennis. In singles play, Lauren Stratman swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in the number one position.

Women’s Basketball defeats William Jessup

February 15th, 2015
Lauren Sende

Westmont Women’s Basketball claimed its 20th win of the season (against five losses) as the Warriors defeated William Jessup (2-23, 1-13 GSAC) by as score of 60-40 in Murchison Gymnasium on Saturday night in a Golden State Athletic Conference match-up. With the win, Westmont improves to 7-5 in GSAC play.

Aysia Shellmire led the Warriors with 11 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday night. Morgan Haskin added nine points and eight rebounds while Esther Lee contributed eight points. Lauren McCoy led the Warriors in rebounding with 14.

The Warriors jumped out to an 11-2 lead to start the game and never looked back. At halftime, Westmont held a 39-17 advantage. Westmont led by at least 16 points throughout the second half.

With four games remaining in the regular season, the #16 Warriors find themselves tied for fourth place with Hope International (16-10) and Biola (15-11). After two road games next week, Westmont will conclude the regular season by hosting Hope International on Tuesday, February 24 and Biola on Saturday, February 28.

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Defending the Warrior Name

February 15th, 2015
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By: Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif) The Westmont men’s basketball team (17-8, 9-3 GSAC) had a very important win against William Jessup (12-15, 3-11 GSAC) tonight in Murchison Gymnasium. As conference play begins to wind down, every single win matters and tonight the men took care of business on the court with a 78-63 victory against the opposing Warriors.

“Defense ruled the night,” opened head coach John Moore, “We did a really good job against Chris Murry who scored nine three-pointers in their last game against The Masters. He did not make one tonight and that is highly attributed to our defense.”

The Westmont Warriors were locked in and loaded on defense this evening, holding the William Jessup Warriors to a 36.1 overall field goal percentage. “Nate Marsing, Hayden Anderson and Britton Williams all did a really nice job executing the game plan tonight. Our defense was is exactly what we needed it to be,” continued John Moore.


Warriors Complete Sweep of Biola

February 15th, 2015
Will Barring

Westmont Baseball (13-2, 8-2 GSAC) took both games of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep of the Eagles of Biola (4-11, 2-10). The Warriors won the first game 7-5 and then ran away with the second game 11-1.

In the early game, starter Daniel Butler (1-0) picked up the win after allowing just two runs on two hits in six innings of work. Butler struck out two and walked one. Sam Sheehan earned his third save of the season, pitching one and two-third innings without allowing a hit or run. Sheehan struck out two and walked one.

Biola started the game by scoring two unearned runs in the top of the first. Lead-off hitter Paul Slater was hit by a pitch and then reached second on a throwing error by Butler during a bunt by Rob Groeschell.

With no outs and men on first and second, Julian Jarrard advanced both men with a sacrifice bunt. Slater would score on a ground out by Jeremy Barth. Groeschell then scored on a double by Jimmy Gallarda.

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Complete Game Shutout by Harmening, Grand Slam by Matthias

February 14th, 2015
Rudy Leon

A grand slam home run by Blake Matthias proved to be the exclamation mark on a complete game shutout by Russell Harmening (4-0) as Westmont Baseball (11-2, 6-2 GSAC) rolled to an 8-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Eagles of Biola (4-9, 2-8).

Harmening faced just 30 batters in nine innings, striking out eight while surrendering just three hits and two walks. As a result, the junior right-hander lowered his season ERA to 1.01. In 35 and two-third innings, Harmening has allowed just four runs, 17 hits and five walks while striking out 25.

The Warriors took the lead in the bottom of the second on three unearned runs. With two away and runners on second and third, the inning looked to be coming to an end when Rudy Leon hit a ground ball to short. However, shortstop Andres Rodriguez’ throw to first sailed high and went into Biola’s dugout, resulting in Matthias scoring from third and Turner Conrad scoring from second. Ryan Crowe then singled to center to drive in Leon from second.

Michael Stefanic led off the bottom of the fifth with a single to right center field. Alex Bush then laid down a bunt single, moving Stefanic to second base. After Will Barring walked to fill the bases with Warriors, Matthias turned a 2-2 pitch into a no-doubter over the right-center field fence. Matthias now has a league-leading 18 RBIs.

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Warriors Fall to Cal Lutheran

February 11th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.)The Westmont men’s tennis team (1-2, 1-0 GSAC) took the courts for the first time in over a week this afternoon against Cal Lutheran (2-1). It was a hard fought battle between the two teams, but ultimately the Kingsmen came out with a 5-4 win over the Warriors.

As usual, the day started off with doubles play. Carl-Phillip Lindqvist and Travis Kimsey played in the number one spot for the Warriors and took on Moises Cardenas and Fergus Scott. Though it was a hard fought match, the Warriors fell to the Kingsmen 8-4. On the second court, Westmont’s Mathis and Sibbel took on and defeated Knight and Thorton 8-5, splitting the doubles score to 1-1. The final doubles matchup involved Luke Whalen and Tommy Nightingale vs. brothers Andrew and Ian Slater. In a close competition, the Slater brothers snuck away with a 9-8 (4) win, giving Cal Lutheran a 2-1 lead coming out of doubles play.

McCoy Honored as GSAC Player of the Week

February 10th, 2015
Lauren McCoy was named the GSAC Player of the Week

Westmont freshman forward Lauren McCoy has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after helping the #16 Warriors (19-5) defeated then #12 The Master’s (17-7) on Saturday night.

McCoy shot 73.3 percent from the field (11 of 15) and six of seven from the free throw line on her way to a game and career high 28 points. The 6-foot freshman from Arcata also pulled down six rebounds.

“Lauren was so aggressive,” noted Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore after Saturday’s game. “She was able to attack the rim all night long and she made big play after big play, especially when we were down.”

Westmont Masters the Mustangs

February 8th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) Games on the road are never easy. Any athlete will tell you that there is nothing simple about stepping on to a court that is not yours, to play in front of a sold out crowd that is pulling against you. But most athletes will also tell you that those are the most fun games to play. Because it is in the small, cracker box gyms that are filled to capacity with screaming fans, that you make it your teams mission to silence the crowd.

Tonight, the Westmont men’s basketball team (16-8, 8-3 GSAC) did just that as they stepped on to the court against The Masters College (7-15, 2-9) and walked away with an 81-68 victory.

The Warriors came out of the gate hot tonight and quickly worked their way up to a nineteen point lead, not even allowing the Mustangs to reach double digit points for the first twelve minutes of the game. Westmont was locked in on defense and unloading shots on offense– building the momentum with every play.

With eight minutes left in the first half, the Warriors held a 27-8 lead, but a three pointer from The Masters’ Harrison White sparked some energy amongst his team and they suddenly began to rally back. As the clock wound down, the Mustangs managed to put up 21 additional points while also closing the scoreboard deficit to just six points. Going into halftime Westmont held on to a slim 35-29 lead.