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Warriors Remain Undefeated in GSAC

February 23rd, 2016
Travis Kimsey

By Kaci Mexico
February 23, 2016

Fifteenth ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis (3-2, 3-0 GSAC) continued to remain undefeated in conference play, when they picked up their third Golden State Athletic Conference win against Biola (2-4, 1-2 GSAC). They defeated the Eagles 7-2.
At the start of doubles play, seniors Carl Lindqvist and Travis Kimsey found themselves down 7-4 against Luke Mountain and Lucas Lee. However, Lindqvist and Kimsey made a comeback and pulled out the win in a super tie-breaker 9-8 (7-4) playing at number one.

At number two Luke Whalen and Christian Mathis defeated Joe Turnquist and Philip Westwood 8-1, and at number three Tommy Nightingale and Jordan Strandness fell to Biola’s David Garcia and Michael Vartuli.

In singles, Lindqvist battled Biola’s Philip Westwood to three sets and ultimately clinched the victory 4-6, 6-1, 10-8, playing at number one. In another close competition, Kimsey fell to Lee of Biola 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, playing at number two. The Warriors proceeded to clinch the next four singles matches. Mathis defeated Mountain 6-2, 6-1; Whalen defeated Turnquist 6-2, 6-1; Nightingale defeated Vartuli 6-0, 6-4; and David Akin triumphed over Garcia in three sets 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), and 11-9.

Warriors Conquer Eagles

February 23rd, 2016
Lauren Stratman

By Kaci Mexico
February 23, 2016

Tenth ranked Westmont Women’s Tennis (2-2, 2-1 GSAC) won their second consecutive Golden State Athletic Conference match when they defeated Biola (2-5, 1-2 GSAC) by a score of 7-2.

In singles play, playing at numbers one, two, and three, the Warriors completely dominated – they each defeated their opponent 6-0, 6-0. Lauren Stratmen defeated Madeline Heer, Ines Costamagna defeated Kathryn Ashford, and Isabel Lee defeated Suasan Carmichael.

Playing at number four, Haley Strandness triumphed over Biola’s Brooke Stanford 6-2, 6-1; playing at number five, Zarina Huber fell to Biola’s Kelsey Post in three sets 6-3, 1-6, 6-4; and playing at number six, Fernanda Rivera overcame Megan Ontiveros 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles play, the Warriors won two out of the three matches. Playing at number one, Stratman and Lee remained undefeated as a team when they defeated Heer and Post 8-3. At number two, Costamagna and Strandness also remained undefeated when they triumphed over Carmichael and Ashford 8-0. At number three, Chloe Clement and Rivera fell to Biola’s Brooke Sanford and Katie Boesl 8-5.

McDonnell’s Double-Double Spurs Warriors’ Win

February 22nd, 2016

A double-double by Sean McDonnell led #23 Westmont Men’s Basketball (19-8, 8-6 GSAC) to a 96-76 Golden State Athletic Conference win over San Diego Christian (10-14, 3-11) an Saturday night. McDonnell tallied 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting and recorded 11 rebounds, six of which were from the offensive glass.

Westmont’s Cory Blau added another 17 points and six rebounds for the Warriors while Olisa Nwachie contributed 10 points and nine rebounds.

Westmont took its first lead of the game (11-8) on a three-pointer by Blau with just under 16 minutes remaining in the first half. A couple of free throws by Nwachie made the score 13-8 before the Hawk’s Mark Eden hit a three and a couple of free throws by Trevor English (24 points) tied the score at 13-all.

Nwachie and Blau responded with back-to-back layups, but an old-fashioned three-point play by English pulled San Diego Christian back to within one (17-16).

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Warriors Start GSAC Play with Win

February 20th, 2016
Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey[/caption]An eight-inning pitching gem by Daniel Butler led #16 Westmont Baseball (9-1, 1-0 GSAC) to a victory over conference newcomer Menlo (10-5, 2-2 GSAC) in the Warriors’ Golden State Athletic Conference opener.

Six Warrior runs gave Butler (3-0) all the breathing room he needed to secure the win. The right-hander allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out five and walked two.

After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the second inning off an RBI-single by Menlo right fielder Chris Berry, the Warriors roared back to score five runs in the bottom of the third off of just three hits.

Michael Frigon produced a lead-off double to right center to get the Warriors rolling. After Frigon advanced to third on a wild pitch, Michael Stefanic doubled – again to right center – to bring Frigon home.

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Men’s Basketball Back on Winning Track

February 19th, 2016
Sam Bentz

Five Warriors scored in double-figures as #23 Westmont Men’s Basketball (18-8, 7-6 GSAC) recorded a 91-79 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over The Master’s (4-19, 1-14) on Thursday night in Murchison Gymnasium.

“It’s really good to get a win,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. The Warriors ended a three-game losing streak, all of which came against ranked opponents.

“Samuel Bentz had a double-double, I’m really proud of him,” said the coach. Bentz tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors.

Sean McDonnell led all Warriors with 17 points and added eight rebounds. Jerry Karczewski notched 15 points and four assists. Cory Blau contributed 13 points and had three assists. Sean Harman tallied 13 points and three assists.

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Warriors Rise to Number One

February 18th, 2016
Aysia Shellmire (Photo by Angela Brown).

By Kaci Mexico
February 18, 2016

With 24 points and 11 rebounds from sophomore forward Lauren McCoy, #2 Westmont Women’s Basketball (23-3, 12-1 GSAC) posted a 72-66 Golden State Athletic Conference win over #10 The Master’s (23-4, 13-2 GSAC). With this win, the Warriors are now tied with The Master’s for first place in the GSAC standings.

The Warriors were led in rebounding by junior Aysia Shellmire, who recorded a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Krissy Karr added 19 points, four rebounds, and two steals.

“I am proud of these women because they played aggressive – they played to win,” reflected head coach Kirsten Moore. “I thought that the whole game was a well-played game by both teams.

“The Master’s just shot the lights out in the first half,” said Moore. “We tried to stay the course through their run and then obviously tried to pick things up defensively to get some stops because we were just trading baskets with them for a while.”

The Master’s shot at 51.9 percent from the floor in the first half, while the Warriors shot at 44.1 percent.

Warriors Sweep in First Victory

February 16th, 2016
Haley Strandness ( Photo by Brad Elliott).

By Kaci Mexico
February 16, 2016

(FULLERTON, Calif.) Tenth ranked Westmont Women’s Tennis (1-2, 1-1 GSAC) earned their first Golden State Athletic Conference win of the season today when they swept the Hope International Royals (0-3, 0-1) by a score of 9-0.

The Warriors dominated doubles play as all three of their doubles teams defeated each of the Royals’ teams 8-0. At number one, senior Lauren Stratman and freshman Isabel Lee defeated Sabrina Miller and Haley Robles; at number two, sophomore Ines Costamagna and senior Haley Strandness defeated Jessica Cornea and Celeste Chavez; and at number three, senior Fernanda Rivera and freshman Chloe Clement defeated Chelsea Bollinger and Jazsmyn Helbert.

In singles, playing at numbers one and two Stratman and Lee each had 6-0, 6-0 victories – Stratman defeated Miller and Lee defeated Robles. At number three Strandness triumphed over Bollinger 6-1, 6-0.

Playing at numbers five and six, Zarina Huber and Clement each earned their first collegiate singles victory. Huber defeated Helbert 6-0, 6-0 and Clement clinched a win against Chavez in a super tie breaker 4-6, 6-0, 10-7.

Baseball Completes Sweep of British Columbia

February 15th, 2016

A grand slam by Jarrett Costa capped an eight-run second inning that led to Westmont Baseball (8-1) posting a 9-6 win over the Thunderbirds of British Columbia (9-4). The victory concluded a three-game sweep by the Warriors.

Freshman Sean Coyne was awarded the win after pitching four and one-third innings in relief. The only hit and only run that Coyne allowed was a solo home run by British Columbia’s Griffy Goyer in the seventh inning. Coyne walked two and struck out two.

Sophomore Bay Buckley pitched the eighth inning for the Warriors retiring the side in order. Senior Michael Rishwain did the same in the ninth inning to earn his second save of the season.

British Columbia recorded the game’s first score, posting a single run in the top of the first inning after lead-off batter Anthony Olson reached on an error. Olson eventually scored from third on a wild pitch.

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