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Exquisite Execution

October 5th, 2015
Kaitlin Swift

By Kaci Mexico
After scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes, it was evident that the #9 Warriors (7-2-1, 3-0-1 GSAC) were resolved in getting the win in Saturday’s home game against the Firestorm of Arizona Christian (2-6, 0-4 GSAC). The final result of the match was 5-0.

Senior Kelsey Steck set the tone early when she scored in forth minute. Junior Brooke Lillywhite, played a precise ball into the box behind the Firestorm defense to Steck who took a moving touch forward and slotted it into the right side of the goal.

Three minutes later, Kaitlin Swift capitalized off of Alanna Richards’ blocked header goal attempt, with a header goal of her own.

Goal number three came in the 15th minute when sophomore Jackie Lopez played the ball to Steck from the right side of the field. Steck took a near post shot from four yards out to score.

Steck reflected on the team’s performance and said, “I think we are doing a really good job in connecting our passes, creating goal scoring opportunities, and then finishing those opportunities.”

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Warriors Put Exclamation Point on Golden Anniversary

October 4th, 2015
Brandon Talsma

Westmont Men’s Soccer (5-4-1, 2-2 GSAC) capped a two-day celebration with a 1-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over Arizona Christian (2-5-1, 1-3). Over the weekend, the Warriors celebrated the 50th anniversary of Westmont’s first varsity men’s soccer game as well as a half-century of Westmont Soccer.

Westmont’s Brandon Talsma scored the lone goal in the 50th minute of play.

“Tim Hieduk made the key play in the sequence,” noted Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “The ball was running away from him a little bit, but he sensed the pressure and slipped a first time ball to Tanner (Wolf) in between a couple of defenders.

“Tanner got the ball in a good spot with a little bit of time to get turned. Brandon is an intelligent runner out front. Arizona Christian had been playing a high line and caught us offside a few times. But this time, our guys got the timing right and Brandon took the chance. The execution from those three was really good.”

Goalkeeper Josh Glover picked up his third shutout of the season, tallying two saves in the process.

Next up, the Warriors will host #18 The Master’s (8-2-1, 2-1) on Wednesday at Thorrington Field.

Saturday’s game, however, was only the final piece of a remarkable weekend. Alumni enjoyed breakfast and golf on Friday morning before meeting for the main event that night.

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Westmont-Biola Rivalry Ends in a Tie

October 1st, 2015
Alanna Richards

By Kaci Mexico

September 30, 2015

The Westmont Women’s Soccer team (6-2-1, 2-0-1 GSAC) was unable to maintain a lead against the Eagles of Biola (7-0-3, 1-0-2) and posted a 2-2 tie in their third Golden State Athletic Conference game of the year.

“It was a very competitive environment to play in,” said head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “It was a physical battle and there were a lot of individual battles all over the field. Overall, it was a well fought game on both sides.”

The Warriors set the tone of the match with a goal off of a corner kick in the 11th minute. “It was really nice to be able to score on the set piece in the first half and set the tone in that way,” reflected Cappuccilli.

Last week’s GSAC Defensive Player of the Week, Angela Brown, took the corner kick and found the head of sophomore Alanna Richards. Richards headed the ball into the goal with pace to score her first goal of the season and earn the Warriors an early lead.