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  • Wednesday, Oct. 29

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC 3 W. Jessup 1

  • Friday, Oct. 31

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts W. Jessup, 7 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 2

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at UCLA
        Exhibition, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Biola, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Nov. 5

    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. First Round
        Opponent and Location TBA
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts News Release
        Exhibition, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 7

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Semifinals
        WC hosts TBA, 2:00 p.m.
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Corban, 3:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 8

    • Cross Country
      • GSAC Championships
        Santa Clarita,. 9 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Semifinals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/5
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Warner Pacific, 5:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts The Master's, 7 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 9

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Oregon
        Exhibition, 2 pm

  • Monday, Nov. 10

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Northwest Chr., 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Concordia, 7 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 14

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Finals
        WC hosts TBA, 2:00 p.m.
        If victorious 11/7
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Lewis-Clark State, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 15

    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Finals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/8
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC vs. San Bernardino
        At Cal Poly Pomona, 5 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Hope Intern'l, 7 pm

Warriors Finish Regular Season with Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 29th, 2014
Jonathan Yeeles

Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-5-2, 5-3-2 GSAC) ended the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season with a 3-1 win at William Jessup (5-9-1, 1-7-1). The Warriors scored all three of their goals in the first half.

“I think the first half was outstanding,” offered Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “To come here and be up 3-0 at halftime – it looked a little bit like we got a little bit of our swagger back. This has not been an easy place for GSAC teams to come. So, I felt very positive at halftime.”

Westmont got on the scoreboard in the 19th minute when Tanner Wolf fired a shot after receiving a pass from Cody Howen.

“I got the ball from out wide and I turned,” described Howen. “Coach has been encouraging us to be calmer around the 18 with a demand to score goals but to try to stay composed and be patient. I love finding Tanner because I know that it is going to be good. I was on the left corner of the 18. He shot it from a couple of yards outside the 18.”

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Biola Blanks Westmont

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 25th, 2014
Blake Joyner

Westmont Men’s Soccer (7-5-2, 4-3-2 GSAC) had hoped for a different result on Senior Day at Thorrington Field, but suffered a 2-0 Golden State Athletic Conference loss to Biola (7-5-3, 4-3-2). The Warriors outshot the Eagles 9-6 but placed only two of their shots on goal.

“You can only ask your defense to do so much,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “We have conceded 13 goals in 14 games. However, we don’t have enough quality in the final third of the field. Some of that you can attribute to injury impacts we have experienced, but some of it is just down to people making plays. Today, we didn’t have a shot on goal until the 56th minute. If that is where you are at in a really meaningful game, then that is a tough spot to be in.”

As a result of the loss, Westmont falls into a tie with Biola for fourth place in the GSAC standings. At stake is a home game in the first round of the upcoming GSAC Tournament. The third and fourth place teams are awarded home games and host the sixth and fifth place teams respectively. The top two seeds receive first round byes and host the winners of the first round games in the semifinals.

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Two Late Goals Result in Warrior Loss

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 21st, 2014
Rodrigo Diaz-Valdes

Westmont Men’s Soccer (7-4-2, 4-2-2) didn’t find what it was looking for in Costa Mesa on Tuesday as the Warriors dropped a Golden State Athletic Conference game against Vanguard (8-6-1, 4-3-1) by a score of 2-0. The Warriors had hoped to improve its claim on a first round bye in the upcoming GSAC Tournament, but instead were dealt a serious blow to those chances.

The Warriors had trouble generating offensive chances and eventually gave way in a game that started with more than 78 minutes of scoreless soccer. Westmont was outshot 14-8 and placed only four shots on goal compared to Vanguard’s seven.

Vanguard’s first goal came in the 79th minute when Jesus Fregoso shot from outside the box on the left side and put the ball in the upper right corner. With seconds remaining on the clock, Brian Pautausso added another goal from 21 yards out to seal the deal.

As a result, Westmont falls into fourth place in the GSAC standings with 14 points (three points for a win, one for a tie). Despite the loss, the Warriors remain ahead of fifth place Vanguard who has 13 points. Just ahead of Westmont in third place is The Master’s (8-6-1, 5-2-1) who was idle today but claims 16 points.

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Eagles and Warriors Tie

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 19th, 2014
Sebastian Kent

Westmont Men’s Soccer (7-3-2, 4-1-2 GSAC) settled for a 1-1 tie with Concordia (8-3-2, 4-1-2) in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference game at Thorrington Field. The Warriors scored in just the second minute and held on to a 1-0 lead until giving up the equalizer in the 75th minute of play.

“You saw a couple of good goalkeeper performances today,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “I think Josh Glover is having a great year. One of the issues that we have eliminated this year is that we have not given up any bad goals – at all. And, Josh has taken a couple of pretty sure goals away.

“On paper, this match-up was the team in the league that scores the most goals (Concordia) versus the team in the league that concedes the least (Westmont). Holding them to one goal is noteworthy and obviously, Josh played a big part.”

The Warriors’ early goal came after Austin Lack dribble down the field and fired a ball that ricocheted off Concordia goalkeeper Jordan Brinkley’s foot and up into the air. Matt Lariviere was on the right side of the net and headed the ball into the goal for the score.

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The homefires are raging for Westmont

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 17th, 2014
Westmont soccer player Tanner Wolf, (left) stands next to his father Dave, the team's head coach, during a training session on Thursday. GERRY FALL / NEWS-PRESS.  Reprinted with permission from the Santa Barbara News-Press.


October 17, 2014

Reprinted with permission from the Santa Barbara News-Press.

Fire may destroy, but it also spawns new growth.

And at Westmont College in 2008, it planted a seed in the heart of Tanner Wolf.

The Tea Fire that raced through the hills of Montecito that November laid waste to most of the school’s faculty housing, including the home of men’s soccer coach Dave Wolf.

“My wife Jill and I weren’t real sure how each kid was being impacted by it,” said Wolf, a father of five. “But I think for Tanner, especially, the team actually became a bit of a safe haven for him.

“And concurrent with my family experience was this really unique thing that was happening with the team.”

Literally, a Last Second Goal

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 12th, 2014
Tanner Wolf

It took 89 minutes and 59 seconds to decide the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer game on Saturday at Thorrington Field.

Throughout the game, Westmont (7-9-1, 4-1-1 GSAC) pounded away, taking 25 shots including 11 that were on goal – but none found the net. Not until, literally, the last second of regulation.

With less than a minute to go, Westmont earned a corner kick. Junior Tanner Wolf sent the ball from the left corner toward the goal, but the Warriors couldn’t get a shot off and Arizona Christian (3-9, 0-5 GSAC) successfully cleared the ball.

As the public address announcer counted down the final 10 seconds, the ball was bounding away from the goal.

Nine, eight, seven – with a foot planted on the midfield stripe, Kolby McInally served a pass into the box. It went untouched as it made its way to the left side of the goal. Six, five, four, three – the ball passed diagonally across the face of the goal while Tanner Wolf raced toward it.

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Shorthanded Warriors Fall to Royals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 4th, 2014
Jonathan Yeeles

After losing three starters to injury in Wednesday’s game against Biola, Westmont Men’s Soccer (6-3-1, 3-1-1) found it hard to kick start its offense today and fell to Hope International (8-2-1, 4-0) by a score of 2-0 in a Golden State Athletic Conference affair.

“We definitely were thin with Cody Howen, Tanner Wolf and Patrick Wynne all out of the line-up” acknowledged Wolf. “We had to do some shifting and shaking. I thought we produced some pretty reasonable football during the course of the game but couldn’t quite produce enough in the final third of the field. We have three critical pieces in terms of final third activity and Cody and Tanner are two of the three.”

Complicating the thin lineup was playing in triple-digit temperatures on a turf field.

“We need the weather to cool down,” said Wolf. “It has been a very warm 10 games this season. The conditions were really hard today.”

Warriors Gain Road Victory

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 1st, 2014
Jonathan Yeeles (Photo courtesy Biola Sports Information)

Westmont Men’s Soccer (6-2-1, 3-0-1 GSAC), ranked at number 25 in the NAIA Coaches Poll released yesterday, survived a battle at Al Barbour Field and defeated Biola (4-4-1, 1-1-1 GSAC) by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday night in a Golden State Athletic Conference game.

The Eagles outshot the Warriors 20-12 and placed nine shots on goal to the Warriors’ eight. However, Westmont keeper Josh Glover recorded eight saves to preserve the win.

In the 20th minute, an assaulted on the Eagle’s net led to the first Warrior goal. The first shot from Cody Howen was saved by Biola goalkeeper Joshua Crichton. Jonathan Yeeles collected the rebound and fired off a second shot that was once again saved by Crichton. However, Yeeles pounded away again off yet another rebound and this time found the netting.

The Warriors’ second goal came three minutes into the second half. Matt Lariviere beat a defender and then sent a high shot over the keeper’s head.

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