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Season Ends with Thriller on Thorrington

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 6th, 2015
Blake Homan's game tying goal with under two minutes in regulation.

Rallying from a two-goal deficit while playing two-men down, Westmont Men’s Soccer (9-6-2) scored twice in the waning minutes of regulation to take Hope International into overtime. The Warriors held their ground in the first overtime, but finally succumb to the Royals’ greater numbers, falling 4-3 in the second overtime period.

Hope International scored in the 12th minute when Thales Serra shot from 35 yards out and found the top right netting. The Royals advanced their lead by one in the 65th minute off of a beautifully executed set piece. Jonathan Canales sent a free kick from 40 yards out to the front of the goal. Oleg Parent flicked the ball on with his head, redirecting it past Westmont keeper Josh Glover.

Down two goals, Westmont made some adjustments.

“Once the second goal was scored, we changed the shape a little bit and got an additional player forward, which was Timmy (Heiduk),” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Then it was kind of mayhem. From there until the end, you are looking for set pieces and corners and balls into the box.

The challenge intensified when Matt Lariviere picked up his second yellow card, in the 72nd minute, resulting in his ejection from the game.

Just four minutes later, however, Westmont made its first mark on the scoreboard. Dash Wulterin, standing near the left side line. sent the ball to Blake Joyner near the middle of the field. Joyner forwarded it on to Heiduk as the freshman was breaking for the left post. Heiduk snuck the ball between the keeper and the post.

Four Named to All-GSAC Team

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 6th, 2015
All-GSAC selections Blake Joyner, Wilton Quintero, Muhammad Mehai and Tanner Wolf.

A quartet of Warriors has been named to the 2015 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Team as announced by the conference office this week. The recipients are:

    ·  Senior defender Blake Joyner of Santa Ynez
    ·  Senior midfielder Muhammad Mehai of Carpinteria
    ·  Junior midfielder Wilton Quintero of Temple City
    ·  Senior midfielder Tanner Wolf of Santa Barbara

“I thought Blake was deserving of selection last year and didn’t receive it. For him to cap off his career with this recognition is terrific,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf.

Joyner has played in all 16 games this season and has logged more minutes (1490) than anyone else on the Warrior team. With a goal against San Diego Christian and three assists on the season, Joyner has tallied five points in addition to his defensive contributions.

“From the standpoint of fitness and work ethic, Blake is a real pro in the way he goes about his business,” said Wolf. “Day in and day out, he is a consistent role model in all the attributes we are looking for in players.”

Warriors Down Hawks to Gain #3 Seed

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 1st, 2015
Asher Booth

A pair of second half goals in a span of less than three minutes resulted in a 2-1 Golden State Athletic Conference victory by Westmont Men’s Soccer (9-5-2, 6-3-1GSAC) over San Diego Christian (11-7, 6-4).

As a result, Westmont has finished the GSAC regular season tied with The Master’s for third place and will enter the GSAC Tournament as the number three seed. Westmont will host sixth-seeded Hope International (8-10, 3-7) in the first round of the Tournament on Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Fans were still settling into their seats when San Diego Christian scored its goal. An errant Warrior pass was picked up by a Royal’s defender and forwarded to Pedro Henrique in the center of the field, Henrique dribbled directly up the field, firing from about 25 yards out. Henrique’s shot found the right side netting.

The Warriors’ first goal came in the 50th minute after a foul in the box by the Hawks. As Austin Lack dribbled toward the top of the 18 on the right side, Asher Booth was shoved from behind in the box just as the ball was being passed to him. Westmont was awarded a penalty kick.

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Kabogoza Scores Game-Winner for Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 27th, 2015
Davies Kabogoza

The Warriors’ Davies Kabogoza scored the first game of his collegiate career to give Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-5-2, 5-3-1 GSAC) a 1-0 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over Hope International on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Warriors conclude a three-game road trip with two wins and a tie.

Kabogoza, who hails from Uganda, entered the game in the 38th minute. Seven minutes later , he scored the game’s lone goal just seconds before the end of the first half.

“We were attacking down the left-hand side of the field and turned over the ball,” reported Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Austin Lack re-won it back on the edge of the box, digging the ball out of a tackle. He rounded a defender close to the end line and slotted the ball across the top of the six. Davies was there to scramble it home. We didn’t know it at the time, but it turned out to be the key moment of the match.

“Davies has not had the opportunity to play a lot,” continued the coach, “but he has kept at it. His score epitomized what the day was for us, which was contributions from a lot of different people. We had to have those contributions because of how physically tired we were. We felt like we’ve been on that bus for a month.

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Westmont Wins in Warriors v. Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 24th, 2015
Gabe Turner 442

A goal in the 72nd minute by Tanner Wolf ended a seesaw battle in Rockin, giving Westmont Men’s Soccer (7-5-2, 4-3-1 GSAC) a 3-2 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over William Jessup on Saturday afternoon.

“We found a way to win,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf, “which was the top priority. After the third goal, we managed well the last 15 minutes of the game to preserve the win.”

Wolf’s game winner was made possible by a bullet of a serve by Matt Lariviere.

“Matt played a ball across the face of the goal with enough speed to prevent the keeper from getting to it,” described Wolf. “Tanner tapped it in with the inside of his left foot.”

Westmont’s first goal came in just the second minute of the game off the foot of Muhammad Mehai.

“Brandon Talsma had a throw in,” reported the coach. “Mo was able to get to it and volley a quality shot into the top corner.”

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The Oaks Prove Hard to Fell at Home

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 22nd, 2015
Matt Lariviere

More often than not, the men’s soccer teams of the Golden State Athletic Conference have found the Oaks of Menlo (8-5-3, 2-4-3) to be knotty. Of the five home games played by Menlo, three have ended in ties – including today’s game against Westmont (6-5-2, 3-3-1), which produced a scoreless braid.

Biola, which sits atop the GSAC standings and is ranked at #23, was the first victim in Menlo’s entangling tendencies. The Eagles suffered the same fate as the Warriors – no goals, just a tie.

The Master’s, ranked 17th, did manage a goal at Menlo, but gave one up as well, producing yet another contorted result.

San Diego Christian also felt the constriction of the Oaks’ branches; ending regulation with a 1-1 tally. The Hawks, however, escaped the tightening bonds with a golden goal in overtime to claim the only win of a GSAC team on the Oaks turf.

“I was disappointed not to get the three points today,” acknowledged Westmont head coach Dave Wolf, “It’s difficult to play on Menlo’s home field and it proved to be the case again today.”

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Lions Roar Past Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 17th, 2015
Blake Joyner. Photo by Lydia Grenko

Westmont Men’s Soccer (6-5-1, 3-3 GSAC) scored first in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference game, but #6 Vanguard (11-2, 5-1) produced four unanswered goal to claim a 4-1 win at Thorrington Field.

Freshman Tim Heiduk took advantage of a ball sent into the box by Blake Joyner to score in just the third minute of play. Joyner served the ball into the top of the box toward Brandon Talsma. Vanguard’s keeper reacted to a fake shot by Talsma, but the ball continued to Heiduk who scored from 12 yards out.

Just seconds later, Vanguard evened the score when Brian Torres, who was dribbling down the center of the field, passed the ball to Ivan Azpeita. Azpeita scored from 10 yards out on the right.

Vanguard took the lead in the 37th minute of play, going up 2-1. Jesus Fregoso took a penalty shot which Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover saved. However, the ball bounced back into play and Fregoso was able to deliver the rebound into the back of the net.

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Warriors Down #17 Mustangs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 7th, 2015
Wilton Quintero's game winning penalty kick. Photo by Nathan Ngo.

Penalty kicks were the deciding factor in Westmont Men’s Soccer’s 1-0 win against #17 The Master’s (8-3-1, 2-2 GSAC). With the win, the Warriors (6-4-1, 3-2) moved into second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings.

“It is the kind of signature win that this group has been really close to getting but hasn’t quite gotten over the hump,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Now, we have.”

“I thought The Master’s was very good,” noted Wolf. “Statistically, it turned out fairly even. If I had to judge the run of play, they had the edge. To keep a team that is that good going forward off of the board is a big accomplishment. Defensively, their back four were physically very powerful. It was very difficult to get anything against them.”

The first of the two critical penalty kicks came in the 64th minute after Westmont committed a foul in the box. Lloyd Virgil took the shot for the Mustangs and sent a hard shot on the ground toward the left post. Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover dove to his right and pushed the ball past the goalpost to prevent the score.

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