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Volleyball Makes It Another Short Night

October 4th, 2016
Cassidy Rea

Second-ranked Westmont Volleyball opened up a two game lead in the Golden State Athletic Conference by sweeping The Master’s (14-6, 6-2 GSAC) on Tuesday night by scores of 25-20, 25-14 and 25-13. With the win, Westmont maintains its undefeated record and improves to 19-0 overall and 8-0 in GSAC play.

The Warriors have now won 27 straight sets and has finished the first rotation of GSAC play without giving up a single set.

“Our game is usually not outside hitter heavy, but it was tonight,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, “and it was great to see the outside hitters get a bunch of sets and do really well. Because we have been able to spread the offense so much, we have saved their arms, so they are feeling fresh.”

At least part of the reason for the change in offensive strategy had to do with middle blocker Libby Dahlberg sustaining an injury in the first set. With the score at 15-12 in favor of the Warriors, Dahlberg went to the ground during the middle of a rally and the official blew the play dead.

Cook and the athletic trainer came onto the floor during the game break eventually helping Dahlberg to her feet. After a few aided steps, Dalberg took a few steps on her own and then stopped, indicating that she wanted to continue playing.

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Cross Country Runs Well at Mustang Invitational

October 2nd, 2016
Blake Fonda

Westmont Men’s and Women’s Cross Country competed in the Mustang Challenge on Saturday. The 17th-ranked men’s team finished fourth among the nine competitors and first among NAIA teams. The ninth-ranked women’s team finished sixth of 13 teams and second among NAIA competitors.

The men’s 8,000 meter race was won by UC Irvine who recorded 35 points. The Anteaters’ Isaiah Thompson won the race in a time of 24:59.6. UCLA finished second with 58 points while Cal State San Marcos scored 73 points to claim third.

Sophomore Blake Fonda was the first Warrior to cross the finish line, completing the course in 26:01.4 for 18th place. Three more Warriors followed closely behind: junior Roberto Bazan was 22nd in a time of 26:07.7, freshman Michael Oldach took 23rd in a time of 26:09.4 and sophomore Kyle Fredrickson was 24th with a mark of 26:13.5. Junior Thomas Hamlin completed the Westmont’s scoring with a time of 26:44.1 and a 33rd place finish. The result was a team spread of 42.7 seconds.

Westmont scored a team total of 120 points, three better than fourth-ranked The Master’s who finished fifth. The Master’s had a team spread of over 64 seconds. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) took sixth place with 130 points.

[men’s results] [women’s results] [photos]

Westmont Volleyball Makes It Seven Sweeps in a Row

October 1st, 2016
Alexa Nestlerode

Westmont’s Libby Dahlberg owned the center of the net whenever she was in the front row during tonight’s Golden State Athletic Conference match against Hope International (9-7, 4-3 GSAC). The sophomore led the Warriors with 11 kills, posted a .471 attack percentage and tallied six blocks – three of them solos – as #3 Westmont swept the match 25-16, 25-11, 25-12.

When Dahlberg wasn’t in the front row, junior Mila Maricic took over as middle blocker. Maricic connected for kills on seven attempts (no errors) for an attack percentage of .714. She also provided two block assists.

With the win, Westmont improved to 18-0 and 7-0 in conference play. The Warriors have not given up a set in conference play.

Also impressive tonight was outside hitter junior Taylor Beckman who tallied eight kills while also providing 20 serve receptions without and error. Freshman right side hitter Cassidy Rea added another seven kills with a .400 attack percentage.

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