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Warriors and Lions Stalemate

October 17th, 2015
Ariel Johnston

By Kaci Mexico

October 17, 2015

After 110 minutes of play, neither the #8 Westmont Women’s Soccer team (9-2-2, 4-0-2) nor the #15 Vanguard University Lions (9-4-1, 3-2-1) could clinch a win. After 90 minutes of back and forth scoring, and a scoreless double overtime, the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

The Warriors scored first in the 19th minute when sophomore defender Ariel Johnston embarked upon an offensive drive down the left sideline. She played the ball to sophomore Jackie Lopez who one touched it back to her. Johnston continued her drive toward the goal and crossed the ball into the six yard box. Senior Kelsey Steck finished off of the cross with a slotted shot into the right side of the goal.

Vanguards’ Alex Bachman answered back in the 25th minute when she poked in a jumbled ball off of a Vanguard corner kick to even the score.

The game remained tied until the 80th minute when Vanguard scored to take the lead. The goal began when Bachman lofted the ball to Cody Farell in stride. Upon receiving the ball, Farell accelerated towards the goal until she fired the ball into the bottom right side of the goal from 16 yards out.

Volleyball Claims Win in Rocklin

October 16th, 2015
Libby Dahlberg

Libby Dahlberg pounded down 15 kills to help lead #16 Westmont Women’s Volleyball (14-5. 6-3 GSAC) to a 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-14, 25-15) win over William Jessup (6-14, 1-8).

William Jessup jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first set. However, Westmont rallied by scoring 13 of the next 17 points to tie the score at 14-all. Still tied at 18, Westmont received back-to-back kills from Sarah McGough (8 kills) to go ahead 20-18.

After a kill from Jessup’s Jennah Richmond (9 kills), Taylor Beckman (8 kills) and Marissa Fuerst (7 kills) responded to give Westmont a 22-19 advantage. The Warriors picked up another point on a Jessup attack error then gave up two points on a ball handling error and a kill by Kassidy Huevelhorst (4 kills), cutting the lead to 23-22. After a Westmont timeout, McGough and Beckman teamed up for back-to-back kills to claim the first set for Westmont.

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Warriors Shut Out Top-Ranked Lindsey Wilson

October 14th, 2015
Kelsey Steck

By Kaci Mexico

October 14, 2015

The eighth-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer team (9-2-1, 4-0-1) secured a 3-0 shutout in a highly anticipated faceoff against last year’s reigning national championship winners, #1 Lindsey Wilson (9-1-2, 4-0). With this victory, the Warriors became the first team this season to defeat Lindsey Wilson.

“Being able to own the moment and have a breakthrough performance against the number one team in the nation on your home field is when it counts”, said head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “I am very proud to say that they rose to the occasion today.”

The Warriors were quick to prove that they were equipped for the challenge when senior Kelsey Steck scored a low, bouncing header goal off of a corner kick by Angela Brown in the 10th minute.

Following this goal, Lindsey Wilson put immense pressure on the Warrior’s defensive line when they took five consecutive shots in the next 15 minutes of the game

Cappuccilli explained that everyone on the field did crucial defensive work to keep Lindsay Wilson at bay and she pointed to the performance of junior Sophie Fuller as a key factor in their overall defensive success.

Warriors Sweep Cardinals

October 10th, 2015
Westmont Missy Fuerst and Sydney Striff put up a block.

Freshman middle blocker Libby Dahlberg produced 10 kills and sophomore outside hitter Taylor Beckman added nine more as #18 Westmont Volleyball (13-5) defeated the Cardinals of Concordia (Mich.) in straight sets (25-11, 25-13, 25-17).

Dahlberg and Beckman committed just one attack error each, resulting in an attack percentages of .450 and .615 respectively.

Westmont jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first set to establish a tone for the match. The Cardinals rallied, closing to within four on a 6-3 run, but the Warriors regained control and finished off the set on a 14-4 run. The final five points came with freshman Amy Buffham at the service line.

In the second set, Concordia claimed the first three points on their way to a 5-2 lead before the Warriors scored five straight points. Concordia made it 7-6 on a kill by Erica den Boer before the Warriors put together an 18-6 run to claim the second set.

The third set was the closest of the day. With the match tied at 11 points apiece, Westmont’s Lindsay Paulo provided a kill and then combined with Dahlberg for a block to make the score 13-11 in favor of the Warriors. After a Westmont service error, Sydney Striff connected for a kill, which preceded a block by Dahlberg and Sarah McGough. That gave the Warriors a 15-12 advantage.

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Warriors Down #17 Mustangs

October 7th, 2015
Wilton Quintero's game winning penalty kick. Photo by Nathan Ngo.

Penalty kicks were the deciding factor in Westmont Men’s Soccer’s 1-0 win against #17 The Master’s (8-3-1, 2-2 GSAC). With the win, the Warriors (6-4-1, 3-2) moved into second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings.

“It is the kind of signature win that this group has been really close to getting but hasn’t quite gotten over the hump,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Now, we have.”

“I thought The Master’s was very good,” noted Wolf. “Statistically, it turned out fairly even. If I had to judge the run of play, they had the edge. To keep a team that is that good going forward off of the board is a big accomplishment. Defensively, their back four were physically very powerful. It was very difficult to get anything against them.”

The first of the two critical penalty kicks came in the 64th minute after Westmont committed a foul in the box. Lloyd Virgil took the shot for the Mustangs and sent a hard shot on the ground toward the left post. Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover dove to his right and pushed the ball past the goalpost to prevent the score.

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Lillywhite Scores Game Winner in 88th Minute

October 6th, 2015
Brooke Lillywhite

By Kaci Mexico

October 6, 2015

It took two goals off the foot of junior Brooke Lillywhite for the #9 Warriors (8-2-1, 4-0-1) to triumph in today’s neck-and-neck game against the Mustangs of #23 The Master’s college (5-6-1, 2-2). The final result of the game was 2-1.

The Mustangs quickly made their strong physical presence known when they scored the first goal of the game in just the fifth minute of the match.

The goal began when Vanessa Lourenco intercepted a pass around midfield and quickly transitioned into offense. She crossed the ball from the left sideline to Lynnae George who slotted the ball into the right side of the goal from six yards out

“They pressed hard and we made an early and silly mistake,” explained head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “They took advantage of their moment, transitioned quickly, and put it away.”

The Warriors responded with resiliency.

Steck Honored as Offensive Player of the Week

October 5th, 2015

By Kaci Mexico

October 5, 2015

Senior Kelsey Steck received Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors for her performance in last week’s games. She was named the award winner after a scoring three goals in two conference games – one against Biola and two against Arizona Christian.

The center forward from Valencia was the first to score in each of these games. Last Wednesday against Biola, she had a clinical one-time finish from the top of the six yard line off of a cross from junior Brooke Lillywhite to earn the Warriors the lead for the better part of the game. The Warriors ended up tying Biola 2-2.

The following Saturday, Steck scored the first and third goal of the Warriors’ 5-0 win against Arizona Christian. The first goal came when Lillywhite played a through ball to Steck who slotted the ball into the left side of the goal. Ten minutes later, Steck scored again with a shot from four yards out off of a cross from sophomore Jackie Lopez.

Warriors to Host Soles de Mexicali

October 5th, 2015
Santiago Aguirre to return to Murchison Gym tomorrow night.

Good news for those who can’t wait for college basketball to begin. Westmont, which finished as the NAIA National Runner-up last season, will open the 2015-16 campaign tomorrow night with an exhibition game against Soles de Mexicali.

Based in Mexicali, Mexico, Club Soles is a professional basketball team playing in the Northern Division of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional of Mexico. Wearing number 15 for Club Soles is Westmont alumnus (’07) Santiago Aguirre who played for the Warriors from 2003-2007 and has been playing professional ball ever since.

Aguirre earned NAIA All-American honors in his senior year at Westmont and was twice named to the All-GSAC team. He currently ranks 16th on Westmont’s career scoring list with 1,358 points during his four years on the Warriors’ squad. Aguirre ranks ninth in career rebounds, having pulled down 699 boards.