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The Season is over for Men’s Soccer

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 5th, 2014
Patrick Wynne

The season has come to a premature end for Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-6-2) which fell to The Master’s (10-8-1) in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. The Mustangs scored a goal in each half to claim a 2-1 win and move on to the semifinals where they will match up with top-seeded Hope International (13-4-1).

“I have seen today’s game before,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Between the boxes, I thought we played beautifully. There wasn’t a game this year that I didn’t enjoy watching our team play. But in the end, if you can’t turn good territorial play – good possession and good passing rhythm – into goals, then you are going to see games like today.”

The Master’s scored first in the game, taking a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. Zach Klindworth passed the ball to GSAC Player of the Year Humphrey Mahowa who beat a Warrior defender to get open and then put the ball in the net.

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Warrior Trio Makes All-GSAC

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 5th, 2014
All-GSAC honorees Joshua Glover, Muhammad Mehai, Tanner Wolf. (left to right)

Included on the 2014 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Team are three Warriors:

   · Red shirt sophomore goalkeeper Joshua Glover of Norwich, England
   · Junior defender Muhammad Mehai of Carpinteria
   · Junior midfielder Tanner Wolf of Santa Barbara

As the Warriors’ stopper, Glover leads the GSAC with a goals-against average of 0.92 this season. He has tallied 57 saves and has a record of 7-5-2. Glover has also notched three shutouts and two combined shutouts.

Men’s Soccer to Host First Round Game

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 1st, 2014
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Though idle on Saturday, Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-5-2, 5-3-2 GSAC) received good news about the upcoming Golden State Athletic Conference Championship that begins next week.

Due to a tie between Biola (7-5-4, 4-3-3) and William Jessup (5-9-2, 1-7-2) in Rocklin this afternoon, Westmont finished fourth in the GSAC standings and will host The Master’s (9-8-1, 5-4-1) in the first round of the tournament. The game will be played at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 at Thorrington Field.

Westmont hosted The Master’s on September 27 and played to a scoreless tie. The Warriors outshot the Mustangs 21-14 in the contest and placed eight shots on goal to The Mustangs’ five.

The winner of Wednesday’s game will advance to the semifinals where they will face either top-seeded Hope International (13-4-1, 8-2) or second-seeded Concordia (11-3-2, 7-1-2). The semifinal game will be played on Saturday, November 8.

Wednesday’s game will be broadcast online and is available free of charge at http://www.westmont.edu/sportsvideo.

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.

By MARK PATTON
SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS SENIOR WRITER

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.”

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