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Warriors Trounce Wildcats

August 28th, 2016
Brooke Lillywhite

By Kaci Mexico
August 28, 2016

In its second game in two days, seventh ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (3-0) put away a decisive six goals to shut out #13 Baker (1-1) by a score of 6-0.

Five different players capitalized on six out of the Warriors’ eight total shots – Jackie Lopez, Hailey Parker, Ariel Johnston, and Maddie Berthoud each had one goal; and Brooke Lillywhite mirrored her previous day’s success by scoring another two goals in today’s game.

The Warriors made a statement when they scored four goals in the first half.

The first goal came in the 25th minute when Grace Lemley crossed the ball into the box and found the head of Lopez. “Jackie got up in the air and scored a beautiful header goal – the kind of goal that is always fun to witness,” reflected head coach Chantel Cappuccilli.

Lillywhite produced the second goal in the 35th minute. 

“Brooke did a great job to receive the ball going forward and to recognize where the pressure was coming from and where the keeper was set,” explained Cappuccilli. “She then got herself into a position to crack a beautiful shot from just outside the 18 yard box.”

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Warriors Silence Ravens on the Road

August 27th, 2016
Destinee Adams (Photo by Lydia Grenko)

By Kaci Mexico
August 27, 2016

Seventh ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (2-0) deposed #4 Benedictine (0-1) after overcoming a 0-1 deficit just 45 seconds into the match. The Warriors ultimately defeated the Ravens 4-2.
The Ravens wasted no time in their home season opener when Maddison Sanders scored a goal 45 seconds into the game to earn a 1-0 lead.

“That first 45 seconds was a good wakeup call,” explained head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “Our ability to come back from that goal is important to me – yes lets fix the mistake, but mentally I appreciated our ability to hone in and regroup.”

The Warriors not only equalized the score before halftime, they took a 2-1 lead when Brooke Lillywhite scored two goals in under ten minutes – one in the 26 and 34th minutes.

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Castro Delivers Season Opener Win

August 27th, 2016
Francisco Castro scoring the winning goal versus Antelope Valley. Photo by Brad Elliott.

Francisco Castro’s collegiate playing career was just two minutes and 44 seconds old when he scored the winning goal in the season opener for Westmont Men’s Soccer (1-0). In fact, it was the only goal of the game, giving the Warriors a 1-0 victory over Antelope Valley (1-1) to start the 2016 season.

Castro entered the game in the 62nd minute, replacing midfielder Collin Scott. In the 65th minute, Castro was positioned in front of the goal when Gabe Thurner fired a shot that ricocheted off the cross bar. Castro, a freshman from Santa Paula, corralled the rebound before taking aim from 15 yards out and denting the back of the newly installed net.

The game was fairly evenly contested with the Warriors taking nine shots to the Pioneers’ nine. Both teams tallied five shots on goal. Antelope Valley held an edge on corner kicks, executing five to Westmont’s two.

Westmont was without the services of senior midfielders Matt Lariviere and Austin Lack, both of whom were serving a one game suspension due red cards incurred during the final game of the 2015 season. The Warriors started five newcomers to this year’s roster including three freshmen. Three more freshmen, including Castro entered the game from off the bench.

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Volleyball Displays Offensive Powers

August 27th, 2016
Amy Buffham

Westmont Volleyball cruised to two more victories on Friday to extend its record to 7-0 on the season. The #16 Warriors downed Oregon Tech in three sets (25-11, 25-15, 25-16) before sweeping Life Pacific (25-13, 25-18, 25-12).

The Warriors demonstrated their offensive prowess against the Hustlin’ Owls of Oregon Tech by producing a .333 attack percentage. Defensively, Westmont held Oregon Tech to a negative .010 attack percentage. Outside hitters Taylor Beckman and Jessica McCann were the focal point of the Warriors’ offense in the first game. Taylor Beckman tallied 11 kills while Jessica McCann added another 10.

Up 8-6 in the first set, the Warriors benefited from a Hustlin’ Owls service error. Amy Buffham then served for seven straight points to give Westmont a 16-6 advantage. After a 3-0 Oregon Tech run, Courtney Crosby served for five straight points, putting the Warriors up 22-9.

In the second frame, Westmont trailed early (5-2) before going on a 9-1 stretch to take control of the set. Beckman, McCann and Libby Dahlberg each had two kills during the run.

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Warriors Fend Off Raiders

August 24th, 2016
Sam Neely

Westmont Women’s Volleyball (5-0) continued its on court dominance with a sweep of #18 Southern Oregon (3-4) on Wednesday afternoon. The number 18 Warriors defeated the Raiders 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 to remain undefeated.

“We were very much in control of the match,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, whose team produced an attack percentage of .289 while holding its opponent to .029. “We did not let them get the momentum.”

The Warriors’ early season success is made all the more remarkable by the absence of one-third of the roster due to injury. Westmont is currently missing five members of the 15-player squad.

“We beat them with our serving and passing game,” said Cook. “Our setters (Alexa Nestlerode and Amy Buffham), did a nice job of distributing the passes across the net to all of our hitters. A lot of that was due to (libero) Kami (Troesh) who showed passing consistency throughout the match.”

Nestlerode tallied 22 assists in the match while Buffham added another 15. Troesh handled 15 serve receptions without an error and contributed 12 digs.

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UCSB, Westmont Meet in 54th Annual Bryant Cup

August 20th, 2016
Genaro Hurtado(Photo by Brad Elliott)

For the 54th time, Westmont and UCSB Men’s Soccer faced off in the Bryant’s Cup. UCSB claimed a 3-0 win in the exhibition event to improve its series advantage to 27-23-4.

Jouse Espana scored the first two goals for the Gauchos. In the seventh minute, Espana score from 25 yards out on a ball that deflected off a defender before finding the net. Epsana scored again in the 31st minute, heading in a serve from Randy Mendoza on the left side.

Nick DePuy added the final goal in the 51st minute, heading in a cross from Dalton Pando on the right side.

The Warriors’ best chance to score came in the eighth minute after Augie Andrade drew a foul in the box. Andrade took the resulting penalty kick, but his shot deflected off of the left post and back into the field of play.

“I think that the take away right now is that we had a good response in the second half,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “We were able to do some things on the ball that we struggled to do in first half. I thought we were able to move the ball better and keep it for some sustained periods of time. I thought we were able to get ourselves forward a little bit. I was pleased with the response.

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Warriors Sink Mariners

August 20th, 2016
Haley Parzonko(Photo by Kaci Mexico)

Westmont Women’s Soccer, the seventh ranked team in the NAIA, opened the 2016 season with a 3-0 win over Marymount (0-1) on Saturday. The Warriors tallied 16 shots and 14 corner kicks in the game.

“It is good for us to walk away from our first countable game with a win and a shutout,” said Westmont head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “It was an encouraging game that gave us some good things to work on moving forward.”

The first goal came in the 37th minute after a corner kick by Grace Lemley resulted in the ball at the top of the box. Destinee Adams won the ball and deposited it in the net.

A foul in the waning seconds of the first half resulted in a free kick for Haylee Lopes from the top of the 18. While Marymount was still setting up their wall, Lopes took aim and deposited the ball in the side netting, giving Westmont a 2-0 halftime lead.

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Volleyball Wins Two More

August 19th, 2016
Photo by Neil Morgan

By Kaci Mexico
August 19, 2016

Sixteenth ranked Westmont Women’s Volleyball went undefeated at the Biola Summer Slam and increased their record to 4-0 with a pair of wins against Montana Tech and #11 College of Idaho. The Warriors posted a 25-21, 25-20, and 25-21 sweep over Montana tech and then defeated College of Idaho in four sets, 22-25, 25-14, 26-24, and 25-22.

Against Montana Tech (2-1) Taylor Beckman led the way on both the offensive and defensive end. She had 14 kills and an attacking percentage of .367; she also tallied eight digs. Jessica McCann also led offensively and had ten kills with an attacking percentage of .429. Courtney Crosby and Kami Troesh were effective on the defensive end of the game – they had 12 and 13 digs respectively.

In the first set, the Warriors harnessed momentum from the start and went on a 6-1 run that consisted of two kills from Libby Dahlberg (9 kills) a kill from Beckman, and a service ace from Alexa Nestlerode. The Orediggers responded with an impressive 10-5 run to tie the game 11-11. Right away, Warriors earned back a lead and maintained it for the rest of the set.

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