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#8 Westmont Warriors Down #19 Lewis-Clark State Warriors

March 31st, 2016
Haley Strandness (Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
March 31, 2016

Eighth ranked Westmont Women’s Tennis (5-7, 5-1 GSAC) downed #19 Lewis-Clark State College (6-11, 2-1 GSAC) yesterday afternoon when they defeated them by a score of 8-1. With this victory, Westmont ended the Lewis-Clark State Warriors’ four game winning streak.

In singles play, Westmont swept all six matches played. Playing at number one, Lauren Stratman defeated Lauren Lang 6-2, 6-3; at number two, Ines Costamagna defeated Hannah Uhlenkott 6-1, 6-3; at number three, Isabel Lee defeated Stephanie Buckingham 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; at number four, Haley Strandness defeated Deanri Human 6-1, 6-4; at number five, Chloe Clement defeated Anna Rodriguez 7-6, 6-2; and at number six, Fernanda Rivera defeated Jen Roux 6-4, 6-1.

Warriors Upset by Lewis-Clark State College

March 31st, 2016
Luke Whalen (Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
March 31, 2016

Ninth ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis (6-6, 5-1 GSAC) suffered their first conference loss when they were upset by #20 Lewis-Clark State College (7-6, 2-1 GSAC) yesterday afternoon. Lewis-Clark State defeated the Warriors by a score of 5-4.

In singles play each team won three matches. For Westmont, Carl Lindqvist, Travis Kimsey, and Christian Mathis each earned a point. Playing at number one, Lindqvist defeated Yonas Woldetsadik 6-1, 6-3; at number three, Kimsey overcame Ignacio Salom in three sets 1-6, 6-3, 7-6; and at number four, Mathis conquered Andres Bustani 6-1, 6-3.

For Lewis-Clark State, Quentin Wacquez, Jeff Su, and Alexandre D’aboville each earned a point. Playing at number two, Wacquez was triumphant over Luke Whalen in three sets 7-5, 4-6, 7-6; at number five, Su defeated David Akin 6-1, 6-2; and at number six, D’aboville defeated Jordan Strandness 6-2, 6-3.

Karr, Shellmire, McCoy, and Storkson Honored

March 30th, 2016
Krissy Karr (top left), Lauren McCoy (top right), Aysia Shellmire (bottom left), and Karlie Storkson

By Kaci Mexico
March 30, 2016

Four players from the Westmont Women’s Basketball Team were honored with NAIA post-season awards – Krissy Karr, Aysia Shellmire, Lauren McCoy, and Karlie Storkson.

Karr, a 5-6 senior guard from Anaheim was named NAIA Women’s Basketball All- American (first team); Shellmire, a 5-11 forward from Burbank was named NAIA Women’s Basketball All-American (second team); McCoy, a sophomore forward from Arcata was named NAIA Women’s Basketball All-American (third team); and Karlie Storkson, a 5-11 senior guard from Lynnwood, Washington was declared an NAIA scholar Athlete.

Additionally, senior forward Lauren Sende who has made contributions in 33 games for the Warriors this season, was honored as the Westmont Women’s Basketball Champions of Character representative.

Warriors Pound Firebirds

March 29th, 2016
Baseball Huddle

A stiff breeze blowing out to left, 15 hits and a solid pitching performance by a quartet of Warrior pitchers provided #7 Westmont (25-6) with all it needed to down the Firebirds of Saint Katherine 11-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Russ Carr Field.

Freshman starter Sean Coyne picked up his second win of the season against no loss. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just two hits. Coyne struck out two and did not allow a walk.

Freshman Grant Gardner pitched the sixth and seventh innings without giving up a run. Gardner allowed two hits, struck out two and did not issue a walk.

Austin Cipres pitched the eighth inning. The first batter reached by virtue of a catcher’s interference call before Cipres struck out the next three batters in a row.

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Men’s Tennis Goes 1-1 in Division III Matchups

March 29th, 2016
Travis Kimsey (left) and Carl Lindqvist (right) (Photo by Brad Elliott).

By Kaci Mexico
March 29, 2016

Ninth ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis (6-5, 5-0 GSAC) took a break from conference play this past week and faced two Division III schools – Colby College (0-5) and Williams College (5-0). Last Tuesday the Warriors defeated Colby by a score of 7-2, and yesterday they fell to Williams by a score of 1-8.

Against Colby, the Warriors won four out of the six singles matches. Playing at number three, Christian Mathis defeated Shaw Speer 6-3, 6-2; at number four, Luke Whalen defeated Mark HoSang 6-0, 6-0; playing at number five, David Akin defeated Jeremy Mendoza in thre sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; and playing at number six, Jordan Strandness clinched a victory over Matt Martin, defeating him in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 10-6.

Colby College earned two points when Carl Reid defeated Carl Lindqvist in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 7-1, playing at number one; and Vlad Murad defeated Travis Kimsey in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, playing at number two.

The Warriors swept in doubles, winning all three matches played. Playing at number one, Lindqvist and Kimsey defeated Reid and Vlad 8-3; at number two, Whalen and Mathis overcame Speer and HoSang 8-5; and playing at number three, Akin and Strandness defeated Mendoza and Martin 8-2.

Women’s Tennis Falls Twice in Division I and II Matchups

March 29th, 2016
Ines Costamagna ( Photo by Brad Elliott).

By Kaci Mexico
March 29, 2016

Westmont Women’s Tennis (4-7, 4-1 GSAC) who is ranked eighth in the NAIA, according to today’s Women’s Tennis Top-25 Coaches Poll, took a break from conference play this past week and faced Division I Boise State (7-7) and Division II Sonoma State. Last Tuesday they were defeated by Boise State by a score of 1-8, and last Friday they fell to Sonoma State (11-4) by a score of 2-7.

Boise State swept the Warriors in singles, winning all six matches. Playing at number one, Hanna Kantenwein defeated Lauren Stratman 6-3, 6-2; at number two, Bobbi Oshiro defeated Ines Costamagna 6-2, 6-3; at number three, Teal Vosburgh overcame Isabel Lee in three sets 4-6, 6-0, 10-7; at number four, Megan LaLone defeated Haley Strandness 6-1, 6-1; at number five, Ari Paules Aldrey defeated Chloe Clement 6-0, 6-0; and at number six, Nancy Menjivar defeated Zarina Huber 6-0, 6-0.

Boise State won two out of the three doubles matches. Playing at number two, Kantenwein and Milena Toseva defeated Costamagna and Strandness 8-2; and playing at number three Paules Aldrey and Oshiro defeated Fernanda Rivera and Clement 8-0.

Playing at number one, Westmont’s Lauren Stratman and Isabel Lee earned the Warriors a point when they defeated Naomi De Hart and LaLone 8-3.

Blau, Inouye Honored

March 25th, 2016
Cory Blau (left) and Stefan Inouye

Westmont’s Corry Blau and Stefan Inouye have been honored with NAIA postseason awards. Blau, a 6-3 junior guard from Laguna Niguel was named NAIA Men’s Basketball All-American (second team). Inouye, a 5-10 junior guard from Torrance, was declared and NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Blau finished the season third in the NAIA in three-point field goal percentage at 48.3 (71 of 147) and was the Warriors’ leading scorer this season at 16.8 points per game. From the field, Blau averaged 50.6 percent (173 of 342).

In his three years at Westmont, Blau has accumulated 1139 points, which ranks him at 27th on the all-time scoring list.

Inouye, who saw action in 17 games for the Warriors this season, is a Kinesiology major at Westmont with a GPA of 3.83. Inouye was also honored as the Westmont Men’s Basketball Champions of Character representative.

Warriors Split DH with Lions

March 24th, 2016
Michael Stefanic

Westmont Baseball (24-6, 14-4) split a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader with Vanguard (23-8-1, 13-5) to maintain a one-game lead over the Lions in the GSAC standings. The Warriors fell 5-3 in the first game and then scored four in the eighth inning of the second game to win by a 9-5 score.

In the opening game, David Gaydos (6-2) was charged with the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits in three and one-third innings. Vanguard ace Sean Isaac (8-1) earned the win after pitching six innings and giving up two runs on six hits.

The Lions scored single runs in both the first and third inning and then added three more in the fourth. Westmont got on the board in the top half of the sixth when Alex Bush hit an RBI-single to left to drive in Michael Frigon from third.

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