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  • Wednesday, Feb. 25

    • Women's Tennis
      • Azusa Pacific 7 WC 2

  • Friday, Feb. 27

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts UC Santa Cruz, 12 pm
    • Baseball
      • WC at The Master's, 2 pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 28

    • Baseball
      • WC at The Master's
        Doubleheader, 11 am
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Biola, 11 am
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Biola, 1 pm
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Biola, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Biola, 7:30 pm

Warriors Roll into Second Round

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 23rd, 2014
Brooke Lillywhite

Westmont Women’s Soccer (16-3), the fourth ranked team in the NAIA and the seventh seed in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, has advanced to the second round of the tournament with a 5-0 win over the Braves of Ottawa (Kan.)

The Warriors dominated time of possession and took 30 shots to Braves’ seven while putting 18 of their attempts on goal. Westmont sophomore midfielder Brooke Lillywhite participated in all five goals, scoring two and garnering three assists.

The first goal came in the just the fourth minute of play. Lillywhite forwarded a ball past two defenders as senior forward Kaci Mexico broke for the goal. Mexico dribbled left and then fired from eight yards out into the upper back netting.

In the 29th minute, sophomore defender Grace Lemley crossed a ball from the left sideline to Lillywhite in the center of the field. Lillywhite flicked it on to junior forward Kelsey Steck who scored from five yards out to make the score 2-0.

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Women’s Soccer to Host Ottawa in Opening Round

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 18th, 2014
Women's Soccer Logo Final

Westmont Women’s Soccer (15-3), ranked at number four in the final NAIA National Coaches Poll, has been seeded seventh in the NAIA National Championship and will host Ottawa of Kansas (12-2-6) in an opening round game on Saturday. Kick-off has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Ottawa is coached by Marc Gordon who is in his fifth year with the Braves. Gordon led this year’s team to a second place finish in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with a record of 7-0-2. In the championship game of the KCAC tournament, Ottawa tied Kansas Wesleyan 1-1 in the final game, but claimed an automatic berth in the national championship by prevailing in penalty kicks 4-2.

The Braves have tallied 13 shutouts this season with sophomore goalkeepers Erin Stengel and Samantha Gitmed credited with nine and four shutouts respectively. Stengle has a goals-against average of 0.34 while Gitmeds is 0.47. Ottawa has outscored its opponents 35-8 this season. The Braves have allowed just two goals in their last 12 games.

The Braves have not lost since September 24 when they fell 2-0 to Baker (Kan.) – the only common opponent between Westmont and Ottawa. Westmont defeated Baker 2-0 on August 30 in a game played on Thorrington Field.

Warriors Win GSAC Crown

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 14th, 2014
2014 GSAC Tournament Champions

Goals by Tiffany Dimaculangan and Sofia Smati led #5 Westmont Women’s Soccer to a 2-1 win over #10 Vanguard (16-3-1) as the Warriors claimed the 2014 Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship. As a result of the win, Westmont (15-3) received the GSAC’s automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship.

“I am thankful that we won in the way that we did,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “It gives us a lot of momentum moving into what will no doubt be a tough game next Saturday. I am really proud of the seniors. This is the product of several years of hard work by a lot of individuals.”

The Warriors, who are expected to host a first round game, will learn their opening national tournament opponent on Monday.

Regarding today’s GSAC Championship game, Kiely reflected, “I think our team was good for about 80 minutes of the game, but it was enough. There was a span of about 10 minutes were we gave up some good opportunities. Other than that, I thought we were fantastic. I thought the players worked very hard.”

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Mitchell, Adams Named GSAC Players of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 11th, 2014
Destinee Adams and Mallory Mitchell were named GSAC Players of the Week

Westmont senior forward Mallory Mitchell and freshman defensive midfielder Destinee Adams have been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively.

Mitchell was recognized after delivering two goals and an assist in #5 Westmont’s 4-0 win over San Diego Christian in a GSAC Championship semifinal game. Mitchell’s assist came on the Warriors’ first goal when she passed the ball sharply to Brooke Lillywhite who headed it in for the score.

Mitchell scored in the 50th minute after the ball passed from Christine Adams to Kaci Mexico to Mitchell. Mitchell’s shot from 10 yards out made the score 2-0. Just over two minutes later, Mitchell scored again, landing a shot from 20 yards out from the left side.

Warriors Win in Semis, Advance to Championship

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 8th, 2014
Westmont goalkeeper Lauren Dorr

For the second time in as many years, Westmont Women’s Soccer (14-3) has advanced to the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. The fifth-ranked Warriors earned a spot in the finals with a 4-0 win over San Diego Christian (7-9-2) at Thorrington Field.

Westmont, which is the number one seed in the tournament, will host second-seeded and 10th-ranked Vanguard (16-2-1) at one o’clock on Friday.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard in the 16th minute when sophomore Brooke Lillywhite headed in a sharp pass from senior Mallory Mitchell. The scored remained 1-0 throughout the half but the Warriors struck quickly in the second half.

From the left side of the field, senior Christine Adams passed the ball to senior Kaci Mexico in the middle in the 50th minute. Mexico advanced the ball to Mitchell who scored from 10 yards out. Just over two minutes later, Mitchell scored again, landing a shot from 20 yards out from the left side.

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Women’s Soccer to host Hawks in Semis

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 4th, 2014

Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Westmont (13-2) has learned its opponent for Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer semifinal game. The Warriors will host the Hawks of San Diego Christian (7-8-2). Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

The sixth-seeded Hawks earned their way into the GSAC Tournament by defeating #20 Concordia (11-7-1) on the final day of the regular season. In today’s first round game, San Diego Christian upset #12 The Master’s by a score of 2-0 to advance to the semifinals.

In the other first round game, Biola (13-5) posted a 3-0 win over Concordia. Biola will face #11 Vanguard (15-2-1) in the other semifinal game. The winners of the semifinals will meet up on Friday, November 14 to decide the GSAC Tournament champion and recipient of the conference’s automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship.

Lillywhite Honored as Player of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 4th, 2014
Brooke Lillywhite

Sophomore Brooke Lillywhite of Huntington Beach has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. The midfielder established a new school record when she scored five goals last Tuesday against William Jessup in Westmont’s regular season finale.

Lillywhite’s first goal came in the second minute of the game off of a rebound to give Westmont an early 1-0 lead. Just two minutes later, she scored again, this time off a cross from Mallory Mitchell.

In the 21st minute, Lillywhite snatched the ball from a defender, then fired from the top of the 18 yard box to complete a hat trick. A mere 32 seconds later, Tiffany Dimaculangan crossed a ball from right to the far post and Lillywhite headed it into the lower right corner.

Five Named to All-GSAC Team, Kiely Named GSAC Coach of the Year

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 4th, 2014
(Top row) All-GSAC honorees: Tiffany Dimaculangan, Sophie Fuller, Sophie Judd. (Bottom row) All-GSAC honorees: Mallory Mitchell, Kelsie Steck. GSAC Coach of the Year Kristi Kiely.

Five members of the Westmont Women’s Soccer (13-2, 8-2 GSAC) team have been named to the 2014 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Team and Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely has been named the GSAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

The five Warriors named to the all-conference team are:
   · Senior midfielder Tiffany Dimaculangan of Glendora
   · Senior center back Sophie Judd of Edmonds, Washington
   · Sophomore center back Sophie Fuller of Orinda
   · Senior forward Mallory Mitchell of Coronado
   · Junior forward Kelsey Steck of Valencia

Dimaculangan, considered one of the top midfielders in the NAIA, has scored five goals and recorded four assists for the Warriors. Mitchell has notched a team high 16 points on six goals and four assists. Steck, who has missed the last two games with an injury, has tallied six goals and three assists.

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