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Warriors Tame Ninth-Ranked Lions

September 28th, 2016
Matt Lariviere

Two early goals and another to cap it off with just over a minute to play gave Westmont Men’s Soccer (5-3, 2-1 GSAC) what it needed to knock-off #9 Vanguard (6-2, 1-2) in Wednesday’s Golden State Athletic Conference match-up. The win was the first on the road this season for the Warriors.

“We obviously had a very good start to the game,” said Wolf. “To score any goals against Vanguard is noteworthy. To get a couple as quick as we did was very positive for us.”

Westmont went up 1-0 in the sixth minute when junior Josh Constant headed in a corner kick from junior Augie Andrade.

“Austin Lack did a great job to win the corner initially with a great individual effort,” said Wolf, “and Augie delivered a great ball. (Assistant coach) Johnny (Whalon) has been working very hard with the group on set pieces. I think all that time and energy really paid off.”

The second goal came in the 13th minutes when freshman Sean Nakaoka scored the first goal of his collegiate career while playing near his hometown of Irvine.

“The second goal was also initiated by Austin,” report Wolf. “He got loose on the right flank and served the ball to the back post. Matt Lariviere won the header at the back post and nodded the ball back across the six-yard box. Vanguard’s keeper got a hand to it, but Sean was there to finish the rebound with his head.

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Westmont Mourns Passing of Ravelomanantsoa

September 28th, 2016

Former Westmont Track and Field great Jean Louis Ravelomanantsoa passed away yesterday at the age of 73. The highly decorated athlete was a three-time NAIA champion, a three-time Olympian and a world record holder.

Ravelomanantsoa was already an accomplished track and field athlete when he found his way to Westmont. He represented Madagascar at both the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympic games. Competing in the 100 and 200 meter dash races, Ravelomanantsoa made his first Olympic finals in the 100 meters at the 1968 Mexico City games.

In the summer of 1970, Ravelomanantsoa was looking for educational opportunities in the United States. A misdialed phone call by his representative connected him with then Westmont head coach Jim Klein. A few months later, Ravelomanantsoa arrived in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ingrid, and their baby.

Representing the Warriors in the 1971 NAIA Indoor National Championships in Kansas City, Ravelomanantsoa not only claimed the title of national champion in the 60 yards, but did so by tying the world record of 5.9 seconds. Ravelomanantsoa later won the 60 yards at the National AAU Championship meet.

Lions Trip Up Warriors

September 27th, 2016
Renee Gonsalves (photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
September 27, 2016

Third ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (9-1-1, 2-1 GSAC) endured their first loss of the season when, after a scoreless 90 minutes, #10 Vanguard (8-2-0, 3-0 GSAC) scored a game-ending goal five minutes into the first overtime period to defeat the Warriors 1-0.

“In all, we created enough opportunities that gave us a chance to put the game away,” reflected head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “Unfortunately, we didn’t capitalize in those moments.”

Offensively, the Warriors had seven shots, three of which were on goal; the Lions had six shots and two were on goal.


Troesh Receives More Honors

September 27th, 2016
Kami Troesh

For the second time this year, Westmont libero Kami Troesh has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week.

In two three-set matches last week, Troesh tallied 22 serve receptions and 28 digs to help the Warriors extend their overall record to 17-0, including a 6-0 conference mark.

At Vanguard (5-12, 2-2) last Tuesday, Troesh produced eight serve receptions and 14 digs. Then against #13 Biola (13-7, 4-2) on Saturday night, the senior from Newport Beach added 14 serve reception and another 14 digs.

On the season, Troesh has tallied 298 digs and leads the GSAC in digs per game at 5.23. She has a serve reception percentage of .961 with a total of 223 receptions.

Troesh’s defensive prowess has helped Westmont to its best start in program history. With 55 percent of the regular season in the books, the #3 Warriors have yet to lose.

Lillywhite Honored Again

September 27th, 2016
Brooke Lillywhite (Photo by  Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
September 27, 2016

For the second week in a row, Brook Lillywhite was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals in the Warriors’ first two conference wins this past week.

Last Wednesday, Lillywhite scored a game winning penalty kick in the 67th minute to give the Warriors a 2-1 victory in their first conference match against Hope International.

Whalen Wins ITA West Regional NAIA Singles Championship

September 25th, 2016

By Kaci Mexico
September 24, 2016

Westmont Men’s Tennis found success in the first action of their season when they travelled to La Mirada to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA Small College West Regional Tournament. Luke Whalen captured the singles title, and John Joens and Philipp Sibbel made it to the final round of doubles play.

The Warriors had six players entered into the tournament – returning players Christian Mathis, Luke Whalen, Tommy Nightingale, and Jordan Strandness; and newcomers Phillipp Sibbel and John Joens.


Volleyball Unvanquished

September 24th, 2016
Block by Sam Neely, Mila Maricic, Jessica McCann

Playing in front of a large and boisterous home crowd, #3 Westmont Volleyball continued its record-breaking year with a three game sweep of #13 Biola (13-7, 4-2 GSAC). It was the first time Westmont has swept the Eagles since 2000. The Warriors won the Golden State Athletic Conference match by set scores of 25-21, 25-20 and 25-22.

With the victory, Westmont improves to 17-0 on the season and 6-0 in GSAC Play.

“Our players were definitely amped for the game and were ready to compete,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, “and compete they did.”

Westmont shut down the net by producing 13 team blocks on the night in just three set. Libby Dahlberg produced three solo blocks and seven block assists while Taylor Beckman added another five block assists.

“Our middles were closing very well,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, and our passing was great, again, as it has been all year.”

Beckman, Courtney Crosby and Kami Troesh led the way in the Warriors’ passing game. Troesh provided 14 service receptions and 14 digs. Beckman added 13 service receptions and nine digs. Crosby tallied 16 service receptions and three digs.

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Men’s Soccer Rolls to GSAC Win

September 24th, 2016
Gabriel McEwen

Westmont Men’s Soccer (4-3, 1-1 GSAC) remained undefeated at home by producing a 5-0 victory over San Diego Christian (5-5, 0-2) in the Warriors’ Golden State Athletic Conference home opener. Westmont freshman goalkeeper Lalo Delgado – who came to the Warriors from Carpinteria High School – earned his first collegiate shutout, producing six saves in the process.

The game winner came in the 18th minute of play when Austin Lack crossed a ball into the box that Gabe Thurner put away from three yards out. Westmont stretched its advantage to 2-0 just before halftime. In the 43rd minute, a shot by Drew Alltop rebounded off the Hawk’s keeper and found Josh Constant who buried the ball in the back of the net.

In the 62nd minute, freshman Gabriel McEwen collected a ball that popped out after a scramble in front of the net. A Warrior shot ricocheted off the face of a Hawks’ defender resulting in the ensuing scramble. McEwen made the score from four yards out.

The Warriors’ fourth goal came in the 69th minute. Yazi Hernandez was taken down in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Hernandez took the PK and converted the chance to give Westmont a 4-0 advantage.

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