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Sorenson Wins ITA West Regional NAIA Singles Championship

September 24th, 2016

By Kaci Mexico
September 24, 2016

Westmont Women’s Tennis had the first action of the season when they travelled to La Mirada to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA Small College West Regional Tournament. Most notably, Freshman Cade Sorenson claimed the singles Championship.

The Warriors had three players entered into the tournament – returning sophomore, Isabel Lee; and newcomers, Cade Sorenson and Symone Jacques.

The first singles round was played on Thursday September 22 – Lee had a bye, Sorenson defeated Madeline Heer of Biola 6-0, 6-1 and Jacques defeated Monique Nila of Hope International when Nila withdrew due to injury. In the first doubles round on Thursday, Lee and Sorenson were defeated by Elizabeth Kelley and Tia Okano of Arizona Christian by a score of 5-8.


Warriors Complete a Full Deck of Goals

September 24th, 2016
Photo by Brad Elliott

By Kaci Mexico
September 24, 2016

Third ranked Westmont Women’s soccer (9-0-1, 2-0 GSAC) reached a season total of 52 goals when they defeated San Diego Christian (6-4-0, 1-1 GSAC) by a score of 10-0 in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference matchup. Additionally, Grayce DeGroot led the Warriors in their offensive efforts with a hat trick in the first half.

“I am indescribably proud and the way that they played as a team today,” expressed head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “My notes before the game, defensively and offensively were play for each other and they did -they executed as a team.”

Six different players scored, seven different players had assists, and six of the Warriors’ goals were scored by players who did not start. The Warriors took 22 shots, 16 of which were on goal, and had a shooting percentage of 45.5.


Lillywhite’s PK Earns Warriors First GSAC Win

September 21st, 2016
Brooke Lillywhite (Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
September 21, 2016

It took a converted penalty kick from Brooke Lillywhite in the 67th minute, to clinch third ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (8-0-1, 1-0-0 GSAC) its first Golden State Athletic Conference win of the season. The Warriors defeated the Hope International Royals (3-2-1, 0-1-0 GSAC) by a score of 2-1.

Within the first twenty minutes of play the undefeated Warriors had all of the offensive action – with three shots and a corner kick. However, in the 21st minute the Royals capitalized on their first chance on goal after they drew a foul and earned a free kick from thirty-four yards out. Leigha Williams took the free kick and found the head of Jazzmyn Esquivel to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.

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Westmont Claims First Place with Win over Vanguard

September 20th, 2016

Taylor Beckman tallied 10 kills and a .421 attack percentage to lead #3 Westmont Volleyball to a sweep of Vanguard (5-11, 2-1 GSAC) in tonight’s Golden State Athletic Conference match. As a result, the Warriors improved their record to 16-0 overall and 5-0 in GSAC play. The Warriors recorded set scores of 25-8, 25-19 and 25-9.

The Warriors used a balanced attack to take down the Lions with five players producing six or more kills. Sam Neely connected for a team high .583 hitting percentage and notched seven kills. Libby Dahlberg, Cassidy Rea and Mila Maricic added six more kills each, hitting .455, .444 and .421 respectively.

As a team, Westmont produced an attack percentage of .337 while holding Vanguard to under zero.

In the first set, the Warriors committed just one attack error in 20 attempts. Up 11-6, Westmont went on a 14-2, including winning the final eight points, to claim the first set.

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Warriors Unlucky in Fullerton

September 20th, 2016
Gabe Thurner

A day trip to Fullerton for Westmont Men’s Soccer (3-3, 0-1 GSAC) ended in a less than desirable result. The Warriors suffered a 2-0 loss to Hope International (6-0-2, 1-0) in the first Golden State Athletic Conference game of the year. Both goals came off of set pieces.

“Today was a game that is typical of soccer in which you can do a lot of things right and still not win,” said Westmont assistant coach Johnny Whallon. “It’s frustrating because we are disappointed with the result, but at the same time there are things we did really well on the field. Finding the final piece – putting the ball in the back of the net – is the one thing we didn’t have and we paid for it.”

Before three minutes expired from the clock, the Warriors found themselves in a 1-0 hole. A shot by the Royal’s Cesar Cruz-Martinez resulted in a call of a handball in the box against the Warriors and a penalty kick awarded to Hope. Cruz-Martinez took the PK and beat Westmont goalkeeper Spencer Petty on the right side.

“The game started off on a tough note to get the handball call,” noted Whallon. “That is just the way the ball bounces. It puts you behind early and it is a different game from that moment on.”

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Sea Lions Upend Warriors

September 19th, 2016
Genaro Hurtado (left) and Lalo Delgado

Westmont Men’s Soccer head coach Dave Wolf took his Warriors to Point Loma Nazarene to do battle with his brother Phil’s Sea Lions. Unfortunately for the Warriors (3-2), the young brother got the better of the older as Point Loma recorded a 3-1 win.

All of the scoring occurred in the first half. In just the fourth minute, Indiana Fuller touched in a pass from Will Cline to put the Sea Lions up 1-0. Cline then scored the next two goals. In the 18th minute, Cline scored from the top of the box on a pass from Eduardo Gallardo. In 30th minute, Cline scored an unassisted goal after he dribbled through the Warrior defense.

Westmont’s lone goal came in the 41st minute when Gabe Thurner converted a penalty kick.

The game brought to a conclusion the Warriors’ non-conference season. Both of the Warriors’ losses have come against NCAA Division II teams. Against NAIA schools, the Warriors are 3-0.

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Warriors and Cougars Stalemate

September 17th, 2016
Amber Rojas (Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
September 17, 2016

After 110 minutes of fervent play, that included two ten minute over-time periods, seventh ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (7-0-1) tied the Azusa Pacific Cougars (2-2-1). The final score was 0-0.

In the first half, the Cougars outshot the warriors 3-0; however, in the second half the shot count was more even-keeled as the Westmont had five to Azusa Pacific’s six shots.

In the first overtime period, the Cougar’s had three shots, including one shot on goal and in the second overtime period both the Warriors and the Cougars each had a significant opportunity to clinch the victory.

For the Cougars, Lindsey Ryals fired off a shot in the 104th minute, but was denied by Westmont goal keeper, Amber Rojas. Rojas made five key saves throughout the game – two of which were in overtime.

Warriors Close Out First Month Undefeated

September 17th, 2016
Cassidy Rea (11) and Libby Dahlberg (6) both go up on a set from Alexa Nestlerode (14)

Westmont Volleyball, ranked third in the NAIA, extended its winning streak to 15 games on Saturday afternoon in Murchison Gymnasium. The Warriors (15-0, 4-0 GSAC) continued their record setting start, which began on August 18, by defeating the Hawks of San Diego Christian (6-8, 0-4 GSAC) in straight sets (25-16, 25-22, 25-14).

With a 10-9 lead in the opening frame, Taylor Beckman delivered a kill of a set from Amy Buffham that sparked a 6-1 Warrior run. The Hawks scored the next four points to pull within two (16-14), but the Warriors ended the threat by scoring the next six including two kills by Cassidy Rea and one each from Jessica McCann and Libby Dahlberg.

A bid by the Hawks to tie the match at one set each produced a thrilling second set. With the scored tied at 21, Sam Neely connected to put the Warriors ahead by one. Neely and Mila Maricic made it 23-21 when they blocked an attack by the Hawk’s Alyssa Eicher.

After a Hawks’ timeout, Eicher made good on an attack at the net, reducing the Warriors’ margin to one point (23-22). Westmont responded with back-to-back kills by Maricic and Beckman, giving the Warriors a two-set-to-none lead.

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