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Anderson Powers Warriors’ Comeback Win

October 23rd, 2016
Sean Nakaoka

With a 2-1 Golden State Athletic Conference win over William Jessup (7-7-1, 2-5-1 GSAC), Westmont Men’s Soccer (9-4-1, 6-2-1) has taken solo possession of first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings. Westmont trailed 1-0 in at halftime, but rallied with goals in the 64th and 69th minutes to claim the victory.

William Jessup scored in the 10th minute when Oscar Magana crossed the ball to Jacob Rodriguez in front of the goal. Rodriguez needed just one touch to put the ball in the net and give the northern Warriors a 1-0 lead.

“I thought we looked tired,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf of the teams’ first half performance. “Obviously it was a quick turnaround from Thursday, but (William Jessup) had the same. Especially in the first half, I thought they were just a little bit tougher than we were.”

“Then I think we found a little bit more in the second half,” said Wolf. “We got a little more pressure, closed up the spaces a little bit more and we made a couple of plays that ended up getting the result for us. Jeremiah Anderson obviously had a lot to do with that – drawing the penalty kick and scoring the second.”

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Women’s Soccer Finishes Strong at Home

October 22nd, 2016
Left: Grace Lemley; Middle: Brooke Lillywhite; Right: Sophie Fuller (photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
October 22, 2016

In its last home Golden State Athletic Conference game of the season, eleventh ranked Westmont Women’s soccer (14-2-1) improved to 7-2 in conference when they conquered William Jessup by a score of 3-1.

Westmont wasted no time and took an early 2-0 lead when Maddi Berthoud and Jackie Lopez each scored a goal within the first 15 minutes of play.

The first goal happened in the ninth minute when freshman Haley Johnson hit a perfectly placed cross from the right sideline to freshman Maddi Berthoud who scored on a one-time volley from five yards out.


Dahlberg Leads Warriors to Win

October 22nd, 2016
Courtney Crosby

Sophomore middle blocker Libby Dahlberg tallied 11 kills for the Warriors and sophomore right side hitter Sam Neely added nine more as #1 Westmont swept the Hawks of San Diego Christian (11-13, 3-8 GSAC) in a Golden State Athletic Conference match-up. The undefeated Warriors are now 26-0 overall and 11-0 in GSAC play.

Defensively, Dahlberg tallied a total of six blocks – three solo and three assists. Dahlberg leads the GSAC in both hitting percentage (.389) and in blocks per set (1.25).

In the back row, Courtney Crosby led the Warriors with six digs while Taylor Beckman had five and Alexa Nestlerode and Kami Troesh each added four.

Win in Wolf’s 500th Game Moves Warriors into First

October 20th, 2016
Photo by Lydia Grenko

A 3-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win by Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-4-1, 5-2-1 GSAC) over #20 Menlo (11-3-1, 5-1-1) has moved the Warriors into a tie with the Oaks for first place in the GSAC standings. Menlo and Westmont both have 16 points (three for a win, one for a tie) and are two points ahead of #17 Hope International (10-1-4, 4-1-2).

The game proved to be great way to celebrate Westmont head coach Dave Wolf’s 500th career game – all of which as coach of the Warriors. During his 26 years of coaching, Wolf has accumulated a record of 305-147-48 (.658).

Westmont first scored in the 12th minute on a penalty kick taken by Gabe Thurner. The penalty kick was awarded after Augie Andrade was fouled in the box. Mason Garell sent a pass into the box from beyond the midfield stripe. Andrade settled the ball, beat his defender and dribbled from right to left 15 yards from the goal. Before Andrade could get off a left-footed shot, he was pushed in the back to the ground, thereby drawing the foul.

Warriors Uproot Oaks

October 20th, 2016
Destinee Adams (photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
October 21, 2016

With four goals by four different players, #11 Westmont women’s soccer (13-2-1, 6-2 GSAC) uprooted the Oaks of Menlo College (7-5-2, 2-4-1 GSAC), defeating them by a score of 4-1.

“At this point in the season, I am not necessarily surprised to see four goals coming from four different players because I think that speaks to our depth and our availability to rotate players,” explained head coach Cappuccilli. “I am confident in any one of my players who finds themselves in the attacking third of the field, to be able to finish and I think we have seen that so far this season.”

The Warriors scored the first three goals of the game in the first half, within 13 minutes of play.


Westmont Tagged as Number One

October 18th, 2016

For the first time in program history, Westmont Volleyball is the top-ranked team in the NAIA. The Warriors, who are the only undefeated team out of 219 NAIA programs, have earned their number one ranking by producing a 25-0 record.

So, what does the number one team do after learning they have moved to the top of the list?

“My team is playing freeze tag in the gym,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, “and I need to get back in there and be the referee.”

Cook is determined to help her team keep everything in perspective.

“The temptation would be to feel pressure, but we would be foolish to let that get to us,” reflected Cook. “Nothing has changed on our end. We are still going to play our own game and play every single match like it is the most important match of the season. We need to continue to keep our heads down and stay humble and hungry.”

Delgado Named GSAC Defender of the Week

October 18th, 2016
Lalo Delgado

For the second time this season, Westmont freshman goalkeeper Lalo Delgado has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defender of the Week.

Delgado, who makes his home in Oxnard and came to the Warriors from Carpinteria High School, picked up his third shutout of the season in a 2-0 win at San Diego Christian last Monday. In the process, Delgado picked up six saves.

On Saturday, Delgado faced off against #17 Hope International (10-0-4, 4-0-2 GSAC), the GSAC’s second-place team, and held the high-scoring Royals to just one penalty kick goal to help earn the Warriors a 1-1 tie. Delgado tacked on two more saves in the double-overtime game, bringing his total to eight on the week and 26 on the season.

In seven games this year, Delgado has posted a goals-against average of 0.65 and accumulated a record of five wins against one loss.

Lillywhite Honored for the Third Time

October 18th, 2016
Brooke Lillywhite ( photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
October 18, 2016

For the third time this season, senior midfielder Brooke Lillywhite was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Lillywhite earned this honor after she had one assist and three goals in two GSAC wins this past week.

She scored two goals in the Warriors’ 4-1 victory over San Diego Christian last Monday October 10. The first of these came in the 17th minute when Lillywhite capitalized off of a corner kick by Grace Lemley; and the second goal came when she put away a penalty kick in the 75th minute.