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Kramer Honored as Runner of the Month

September 30th, 2015
Evan Kramer

Westmont’s Evan Kramer has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Month for September.

The senior captain from Fresno earned the distinction after finishing first among all NAIA runners (15th overall) at the Mustang Challenge on September 19. Kramer completed the 8,000 meter course in a time of 25:50, which was 16 seconds ahead of his nearest GSAC competitor, Andrew Orona from The Master’s.

“Evan is getting the fruit of three years of labor of learning how to run well and how to put his best effort forward without trying more,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “He has learned his lessons well and has put them into good practice. So, he is succeeding.”

Brown Honored as Defensive Player of the Week

September 30th, 2015
Angela Brown

By Kaci Mexico

September 30, 2015

Senior Angela Brown is the first Westmont Women’s Soccer player this season to receive the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors. Yesterday, she was named the Defensive Player of the Week after a week of strong and consistent defending.

The centerback from Menifee was a part of a defensive backline that held their first two GSAC opponents to a sum total of one goal. In addition to her defensive contributions, Brown also contributed offensively with effective ball distribution that jump-started many offensive drives.

Brown has three assists on the season and had the assist to Brooke Lillywhite’s goal that kicked off their GSAC season against San Diego Christian. Additionally, Brown has been the heart of the Warriors’ set pieces. Her other two assists came off of a corner kick against Soka University and a free kick against Northwestern Ohio University.

Westmont is currently 6-2 with a record of 2-0 in conference play, tonight the Warriors take on the Eagles of Biola.

Warriors Race Past Mustangs

September 30th, 2015
Jessica McCann

Jessica McCann produced an offensive explosion in Santa Clarita as #16 Westmont Volleyball (12-4, 5-2 GSAC) swept The Mustangs of The Master’s College (11-8, 4-3) in tonight’s Golden State Athletic Conference match. McCann tallied 16 kills in 25 attempts, posting a .600 attack percentage.

“Our team was on point tonight,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “The only time we gave up a lead was in the first set. We were able to retake the lead and then stay confident and steady all throughout.”

Sarah McGough produced seven kills in 12 attempts without an error to claim a .583 attack percentage.

“Sarah played very well in her hometown,” noted Cook. “She was very strong for us offensively and set up strong blocks for us.

“We blocked very well, which was a big goal of ours,” said Cook. “We went into the match looking for at least five blocks. We worked on blocking a ton in practice on Monday. I’m very happy to see that it paid off.”

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Warriors Suffer Loss to Eagles

September 30th, 2015
Tim Heiduk

Westmont Men’s Soccer (4-4-1, 1-2 GSAC) could not find its way out of a 2-0 hole in La Mirada and ended up suffering a 3-1 loss to the Eagles of Biola (6-3-1, 2-0-1).

“We had to play a much better game than we did to compete with that group,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “We weren’t able to do that and as a result took the loss.”

The Warriors gave up an unfortunate goal in the 18th minute when Joey O’Keefe stole the ball from Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover and produced the game’s first goal.

“That put our team in difficult situation on the road against a very good team,” acknowledged Wolf. “In the end, we weren’t able to overcome that error. Their quality was able to dominate the day.”

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Warriors Honored as Players of the Week

September 29th, 2015
Wilton Quintero

For the second time this season, a Westmont Warrior has received Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors. Today, Wilton Quintero was named the Offensive Player of the Week after recording goals in each of the Warriors’ games last week and adding an assist.

The junior midfielder from Temple City served up a ball to Blake Joyner in Wednesday’s game against San Diego Christian that started the Warriors’ comeback from a 2-0 deficit and earned Quintero an assist. Eleven minutes later, Quintero delivered a penalty kick to tie the score at two goals each.

Saturday, Quintero delivered another goal via a penalty kick, this time providing the game winner against Hope International. Quintero has converted all five of his penalty kicks this season.

On September 14, Josh Glover was named GSAC Defender of the Week. Glover produced three saves in the Warriors’ scoreless tie against then #3 Marymount of California. Later in the week, he recorded another three saves in a 7-1 win over Sierra Nevada.

Warriors Sweep USTA/ITA West Regional NAIA Titles

September 27th, 2015

Westmont senior Laura Stratman claimed the singles championship at the USTA/ITA Westmont Regional NAIA Championship and teamed up with freshman Isabel Lee to capture the doubles tournament crown as well

In the singles tournament, Stratman, the number one seed, defeated second-seeded Desiree Jackson of Arizona Christian in the championship match by a score of 6-1, 6-1.

In four matches, Stratman lost just five games. After receiving an opening round bye, Stratman defeated Lauren Garcia, also of Arizona Christian 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, Stratman took on Brooke Ferslov-Jensen of San Diego Christian, defeating her 6-2, 6-1. In the semifinals, Stratman defeated third-seeded Mikayla Morgan of Arizona Christian 6-0, 6-0.

Battle of Top-20 Teams Leaves Warriors Wanting

September 27th, 2015
Miranda Beach. (Photo by Lydia Grenko)

It was a match that certainly lived up to its billing. Playing in the NAIA Volleyball Match of the Week, #16 Westmont and #10 Vanguard gave about 400 fans plenty to cheer about with thunderous attacks, acrobatic digs, lengthy rallies and tremendous intensity. In the end, however, Vanguard (11-4, 4-0 GSAC) prevailed in the Golden State Athletic Conference match, defeating Westmont (11-4, 4-2) in four sets (25-22, 15-25, 25-21, 25-21).

“They had a strong offense and we couldn’t stop them,” said Westmont head coach Patty Cook. “Vanguard came out hitting really strongly. They dug a lot of balls and were serving tough. They did their job well, especially Charlotte (Heerlyn) who was having a fantastic night.”

Heerlyn led all hitters with 21 kills. She made just three errors while producing an attack percentage of .439.

From an offensive perspective, the Warriors matched Vanguard well. Westmont produced 55 kills to Vanguard’s 54. Vanguard produced a .214 attack percentage while Westmont hit .205.

The difference in the game, however, was at the net. Westmont managed just three blocks against Vanguard’s 11.

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Men’s Soccer Rallies to Claim GSAC Win

September 27th, 2015
Header by Muhammad Mehai. (Photo by Nathan Ngo)

Two second-half goals lifted Westmont Men’s Soccer (4-3-2, 1-1 GSAC) to a 2-1 Golden State Athletic Conference win over Hope International on Saturday afternoon at Thorrington Feld. The Warriors fell in a 1-0 hole in the final minute of the first half after giving up an own goal, but rallied after the intermission to snatch the victory.

The equalizer came in the 77th minute, the result of Tanner Wolf’s second goal of the season. Asher Booth delivered a ball from the left side to the center of the field where Wolf was charging for the goal. Wolf let the ball bounce once, then produced a strike that found the back of the net.

The game winner came as the result of a penalty kick in the 83rd minute. Wilton Quintero was taken down inside the box and drew a foul against the Royals. For the fifth time this season, Quintero took the PK and for the fifth time this season, scored.

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