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  • Wednesday, Sept. 24



  • Thursday, Sept. 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at ITA West Regional
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at ITA West Regional

  • Friday, Sept. 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at ITA West Regional
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at ITA West Regional

  • Saturday, Sept. 27

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at ITA West Regional
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at ITA West Regional
    • Westmonster 5K, 8 am
    • Volleyball
      • WC vs Menlo
          at W. Jessup, 1 pm
      • WC vs W. Jessup, 7 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts The Master's, 12 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts The Master's, 2:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Sept. 30

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Biola., 7 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at The Master's, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Biola., 7 pm

  • Saturday, Oct. 4

    • Cross Country
      • WC at Pomona-Pitzer Inv. 8 am
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Hope Int'l., 12 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Hope Int'l., 2:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Hope Int'l, 7 pm

Saturday Afternoon Shutout

Submitted by: Christy Cain - September 20th, 2014
heidi thompson

By Christy Cain

September 20, 2014

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) After less than 24 hours since their last match, the Westmont women’s volleyball team took the court again today at Murchison gymnasium. Despite the quick turnaround, the Warriors were able to come out in full force this afternoon to win a quick three game match against Arizona Christian (25- 13, 25-21, 25-16).

The Warriors came quickly out of the gate in the first set, gaining an immediate 3-0 lead and never allowing the Firestorm to close the gap. Westmont’s offense was on fire and they not only out killed the Firestorm, but doubled their kill count with Westmont tabbing 14 kills to Arizona Christians’ seven. Senior Heidi Thompson ran a very evenly distributed offense that resulted in every single Westmont attacker on the court tallying between two to four kills in the first game. Thompson was not only setting the ball out to all of her hitters, but was continually dumping the ball over the net, racking up four kills for herself this afternoon.

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Home Sweep Home

Submitted by: Christy Cain - September 20th, 2014
Senior Madison Serrano will power the Warriors outside attack.

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) The Westmont Women’s volleyball team notched their first home match sweep of the season tonight in Murchison gymnasium. After a long, hard week of practice, the women we able to come out and execute their plan well in a three game win over San Diego Christian (25-16, 25-18, 25-22).

”Leading up to this match, we had a rough week of practice. One, because school is getting harder and two, because of the heat. Our gym was 90+ degrees and we were both physically and mentally slow,” explained head coach Patti Cook. “After last week, we knew that we needed to focus on getting our mental state back to being healthy. Physically, we can take on any opponent. But mentally we need to be sharp. We worked hard, we grinded, we did sprints in the hot gym and just pushed through.”

Their hard work paid off.

With 37 kills on just 92 attempts the Warriors were able to come out swinging with a .293 hitting percentage while keeping the Hawks under .140 percent. It was obvious that Westmont was there to play and playing to win.

“We could have gone into this game two different ways. We could have been fearful and on our heels because San Diego Christian has had a few big wins. We also could have been overconfident and gone into the game too lax. Both ends of the spectrum would have been detrimental to our play. So we focused on being somewhere in the middle,” debriefed Cook. Thankfully the Warriors did just that.

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Warriors Swept in Three

Submitted by: Christy Cain - September 13th, 2014

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) It was a quick show tonight in Murchison Gymnasium as #3 Concordia took down Westmont in a three game match (25-18, 25-20, 25-19).

Concordia came out swinging in game one, fighting hard and consistently putting the ball on the ground. With 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .314, they offense was a force to be reckoned with. Going against a strong offense put the Warrior’s off balance throughout the first game. They struggled with digging playable balls, so their offense had to resort to using off speed shots and tips to earn points. While this was effective for a while, the Warriors did not put enough power behind the ball to continually earn the points that they needed. The Eagles handily won game one 25-18.

“What it came down to was that their arms, their heavy hitters, their heavyweight champions beat out our heavy weight champions when it came to offense. Our passing was not as on point as we needed it to be in to be against their solid block. They played scrappy defense and are an all-around great team,” debriefed head coach Patti Cook after the match.

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Driven by Defense

Submitted by: Christy Cain - September 8th, 2014
Kami Troesh

By Christy Cain

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) The lady Warriors lit up the gym tonight in Carlsbad, Calif. with an impressive defensive performance against Cal State University San Marcos. While it took the Westmont volleyball team a few plays to gain momentum, once they did, there was no stopping them in the 3-1 victory over the Cougars (25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 25-23).

The first set of the match was played point-for-point between the teams until the Warriors were able to go on a 10-1 scoring streak to put them at a 23-17 lead. After a timeout was called by San Marcos , the Warriors were able to close out the game 25-18.

“We started out pretty slow, but worked our way out and picked up some speed. Once we started being more aggressive on our attack, things started to go our way,” debriefed Head Coach Patti Cook.

While most of the Warriors matches this season have been centered on an effective offense, what enabled them to win this match was the complete team effort on defense. The rest of the match was driven by Westmont’s ability to control and maintain the ball.

The game of volleyball starts with a serve- it is what catches the other team’s offense off guard and allows your side of the net to get set on defense. It is safe to say that Westmont’s serving tonight was right on point.

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Warriors Grind Out a Five Game Win

Submitted by: Christy Cain - September 6th, 2014
Sydney Striff

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) It was not pretty, but a win is a win.

The women’s volleyball team took the court on Saturday against the University of La Verne and after five sets, snuck away with a win (25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-8).

Both of the teams came out with a bang, racking up the kills in the first set- battling back and forth. “It was neck and neck. La Verne is a good team. They had a strong block and really good defense,” explained head coach Patti Cook.

While the Leopards tallied 15 kills to the Warriors 12, they also tallied more errors, which the Warriors capitalized on and won the set 25-21.

Things went a bit downhill from there. Throughout the next three sets, Westmont made 24 attacking errors and 6 service errors, making it very difficult for them to find a healthy and continual rhythm in their offense. Thankfully, La Verne was making mistakes as well (27 attack errors, 3 service errors). By the end of game four, both teams were each sitting right around 30 total errors on the match.

Since neither team was able to string together more than two or three points in a row, the sets were all very close. It was not until the fifth game of the set that Westmont took off running and did not look back. The Warriors rallied some energy and took down the Leopards 15-8. Westmont tallied seven kills and two blocks to win the final set of the match, allowing everyone in the gym to breathe a collective sigh of relief.

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Warriors Win Home Opener

Submitted by: Christy Cain - September 2nd, 2014
ciena

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) It was an exciting night at Murchison Gymnasium as the Westmont women’s volleyball team defeated La Sierra University 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 25-27, 25-14) in their first home game of the season.

After coming off multiple tournament appearances in the last few weeks, it was time for Westmont to showcase their talent and abilities on their home court. In front of a crowd of parents, students and family members cheering them on, the Warriors did just that.

Game one of the four game match could be characterized as well-balanced. Both the pin hitters and the middles were running effective combinations, putting the ball on the ground time and time again. Westmont out-killed La Sierra 13-7 in this game, partially because of the effective offense but more-so because of a scrappy defense. The Warriors tallied 17 digs to the Golden Eagles’ eight, making it difficult for their opponent to rally any points.

“The main goals were to be really aggressive, work on our blocking and solidify our defense. We wanted to make sure that we were stopped and in our proper spots on contact. As a result, our blocking was on tonight! We were closing seams and the defense was set around the block which made everyone’s job a little easier,” exclaimed head coach Patti Cook.

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Day Two Delivery

Submitted by: Christy Cain - August 31st, 2014
ciena

By Christy Cain

August 30, 2014

(IRVINE, Calif.) The Westmont women’s volleyball team had an all- around impressive performance today at the Asics/ Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine, Calif. The Warriors came out strong with a fantastic team display in a win against NCAA Division II Azusa Pacific University (16-25, 18-25, 25-21, 27-25, 15-9)

Before transferring to Division II, the Cougars were a part of the Golden State Athletic Conference, making them a well-known opponent of Westmont athletic teams. With an all-time series record of 39-45 against Azusa, the Warriors could have been considered the underdogs of this match.

But records don’t matter when you step on the court. Westmont was ready to perform—and they put on quite the show.

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Finding a Rhythm

Submitted by: Christy Cain - August 29th, 2014

By Christy Cain

August 29, 2014

(IRVINE, Calif.) After a shaky start to the 2014 season, today was exactly was exactly what the Westmont women’s volleyball team needed. From the moment the Warriors stepped on the court this morning at the Asics/ Wyndham Labor Day Classic, they were focused and ready to go –the energy was high and the execution was even higher

This was the first time that Westmont had played against Menlo College (Calif.) since defeating them in the opening round of the 2013 NAIA National Championship. While this was a rematch of sorts for Menlo, Westmont had a record to withhold. Prior to this match, the Warriors were 5-0 against The Oaks and after this three game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-15) the perfect record still stands.

From the first point of the match, all aspects of the game seemed to work for the Warriors. The passing was on point, senior setter Heidi Thompson, was dishing the ball to the hitters who were consistently putting the ball away.

As most players know, the game of volleyball begins with the pass. Thankfully for the Warriors, Libero Kami Troesh took control of the back row. Troesh finished with 16 serve receive attempts, zero errors and 17 digs in just three games. This made Thompson’s job a little bit easier, allowing her to finish with 40 assists on the match. Senior Madison Serrano led the offensive charge with a total of 14 kills while Freshman Taylor Beckman put on an outstanding show, completing the match with an errorless 13 kills on 22 attempts.

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