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  • Monday, Nov. 30

  • Friday, Dec. 4

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 5

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Claremont, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 12

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 18

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Pacific Union, 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 19

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts NW Indian, 7:30 pm

Dahlberg, Beckman, McCann Honored by GSAC

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 16th, 2015
Top: All-GSAC Selection Jessica McCann, Taylor Beckman. Bottom: All GSAC Selection and GSAC Freshman of the Year Libby Dahlberg.

Westmont middle blocker Libby Dahlberg has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-GSAC Team. Sophomore outside hitter Taylor Beckman and junior outside hitter Jessica McCann also received all-conference honors.

Dahlberg tallied 230 kills (2.61 per set) and recorded a team-high .342 attack percentage (third in the GSAC). She also led the Warriors’ defense at the net, notching 12 solo blocks and 72 block assists for a total of 84 (seventh in the GSAC).

“Libby was so much fun to watch and coach this year,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “We knew when we got her as a recruit that she was going to be a good player for us, but she exceeded our expectations. She just got better and better as the season progressed. I think she absolutely deserves this and I’m glad the GSAC coaches agree. She is a major impact player for us.”

McCann was the team leader in kills with 244 (2.68 per set – ninth in the GSAC), while posting a .205 attack percentage. McCann’s season totals include 148 serve receptions, 75 digs, and 26 total blocks.

Volleyball Downs Sea Beggars

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 8th, 2015
Alexa Nestlerode

Samantha Neely tallied 11 kills on 16 attempts without committing an attack error as #14 Westmont Volleyball (20-6) swept the Sea Beggars of Providence Christian (6-22) in a non-conference volleyball match on Saturday. The Warriors won by set scores of 25-13, 25-11, 25-20.

Providence Christian College, founded in 2005 and based in Pasadena, is in its first year as a member of the NAIA. This is the inaugural season for Sea Beggars Volleyball.

Neely posted a hitting percentage of .688. Taylor Beckman recorded seven kills with a .429 attack percentage while Emma Harrah and Mila Maricic both had a .385 attack percentage with seven kills each.

Tied at eight in the first set, Westmont scored five of the next six points to take a 13-9 lead and spark a 17-5 run to claim the opening frame.

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McCann Shines as Warriors Overthrow Royals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 3rd, 2015
Jessica McCann

Westmont Volleyball (19-6, 11-4 GSAC) avenged a previous Golden State Athletic Conference win by sweeping the Royals of Hope International (12-11, 8-6 GSAC) on Tuesday night by scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-15. On October 3, Westmont lost to Hope International in four sets on the Royals’ home court. Tonight’s win, comes on the heels of Westmont four-set victory over then top-ranked Biola last Friday night.

Junior outside hitter Jessica McCann tallied 14 kills for the Warriors on 21 attempts with just one error for a .619 attack percentage. Missy Fuerst (.500 attack percentage), Sydney Striff (.368 attack percentage) and Libby Dahlberg (.250 attack percentage) each added eight kills to the Warriors’ cause.

The hit parade netted Westmont a .370 team attack percentage for the match compared to .108 for Hope International.

The Warriors came out swinging in the first set, scoring on seven of the first eight points on their way to a 20-7 lead. As a team, Westmont posted a .412 attack percentage in the first set.

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Warriors Overcome #1 Biola in Murchison Thriller

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 1st, 2015
Taylor Beckman

Westmont’s Murchison Gymnasium was rocking on Friday night as #17 Westmont Volleyball (18-6, 10-4 GSAC) defeated top-ranked Biola (23-3, 12-2) in four-sets (25-20, 25-22, 24-26, 30-28). The stands were packed for the Golden State Athletic Conference match-up) with boisterous students and fans who celebrated every Warrior point with gusto and rushed the court for a gigantic group hug when the final point was won.

“The crowd was unbelievable,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “They were a huge advantage for us tonight and a contributing factor. They helped fuel our team with a lot of adrenaline and power. ”

The win broke a seven-game series winning streak by the Eagles which dated back to the 2012 season.

Four different Warriors recorded double-digit kills in a match that featured the highest level of volleyball played in Murchison Gymnasium in quite some time. As a team, the Warriors recorded a .221 attack percentage while holding the Eagles to .193. The Warriors tallied 11.5 team blocks against eight for Biola.

Sophomore Taylor Beckman posted 13 kills while producing a .257 attack percentage and recording seven blocks. Freshman Libby Dahlberg (.233 attack percentage) and senior Sydney Striff (.348 attack percentage, 6 blocks) each contributed 11 kills. Junior Jessica McCann produced 10 kills with a .192 attack percentage.

“What a fantastic match,” said a thrilled Cook. “I don’t know if we could have played any better. That was about the best we’ve played all year and what a time to do it. Our offense was amazing. Biola was also playing well.

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Volleyball Drops Match at Vanguard

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 27th, 2015
Amy Buffham

A trip to Orange County didn’t end the way #17 Westmont Volleyball (17-6, 9-4 GSAC) had hope. The Warriors had designs on upsetting #7 Vanguard (18-4, 11-0) and handing the Lions their first Golden State Athletic Conference lost. Unfortunately, it was Vanguard who improved their record with a 3-1 victory (29-27, 21-25, 25-14, 25-18).

Trailing 20-14 in the first set, Westmont produced a 9-3 run to tie the game at 23. The run began with a kill by Taylor Beckman and was fueled by a kill from Sarah McGough, two service aces by Alexa Nestlerode, two kills by Jessica McCann and a kill by Missy Fuerst.

The two teams scored four times each to advance the score to 27-27 before Vanguard took advantage of a kill by Taylor Jackson and a Westmont attack error to claim the first set.

With the score tied at five in the second set, Westmont unleashed another run, this time scoring 11 of the next 13 points. Vanguard whittled away at the Warriors’ advantage, pulling to within one point at 22-21. However, after a Warrior timeout, Beckman and Fuerst delivered back-to-back kills and Vanguard committed an attack error to end the set and tie the match at one set each.

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Volleyball Extends Winning Streak

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 24th, 2015
Sydney Striff

Westmont Volleyball (17-5, 9-3) ran its winning streak to five matches on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 24-26, 25-19) win over San Diego Christian (11-11, 3-9) in Murchison Gymnasium.

Senior Sydney Striff led the #16 Warriors with 13 kills and posted a .333 attack percentage.

“Sydney had nice kills at key points in the match,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “She was one of our clutch hitters today.”

Freshman Libby Dahlberg added 11 kills and seven blocks while posting a .381 attack percentage and senior Missy Fuerst added 10 kills with a .385 attack percentage and six blocks.

“Missy impressed me with her blocking today,” said Cook. Also impressive to the coach was junior libero Kami Troesh.

“Kami was on fire with nice saves digs,” advanced Cook. “She had one of the best games that I have seen.”

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Warriors Sweep Firestorm

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 23rd, 2015
Samantha Neely

Warrior setters spread the ball around in Friday night’s Golden State Athletic Conference match as six different players had between five and seven kills apiece in #16 Westmont Volleyball’s three-game sweep of Arizona Christian (0-11, 2-19). The Warriors, who improved to 16-5 overall and 8-3 in GSAC play, doused the Firestorm by scores of 25-11, 25-9 and 25-8.

As a team, Westmont posted an attack percentage of .357, producing 39 kills on 84 attempts. Westmont also scored from the service line, tallying ten aces including three each by Alexa Nestlerode and Jessica McCann.

McCann and Sydney Striff led all Warriors with seven kills each while Taylor Beckman (.625 attack percentage) and Sarah McGough (.600 attack percentage) each added six. Emma Harrah (.444 attack percentage) and Marissa Fuerst (.333 attack percentage) contributed five kills each to the Warriors’ totals.

The Warriors used long runs to take control of each set. With the scored 8-6 in the opening frame, Westmont went on an 8-0 run that included two kills each by Beckman and Striff.

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Troesh Honored as Player of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 21st, 2015
Kami Troesh

Junior libero Kami Troesh of Westmont (15-5, 7-3 GSAC) has been honored as the Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week. The Newport Beach Native was selected because of her performance on last week’s road trip to Northern California.

Troesh produced a total of 39 digs and 36 serve receptions in two games last week. Against William Jessup on Friday, she tallied 22 digs and 15 serve receptions in a four-set match. She also recorded three service aces. At Menlo in Saturday’s three-set match, Troesh notched 17 digs and 21 serve receptions.

For the season, Troesh is averaging 4.14 digs – which is second in the GSAC – and 5.35 serve receptions per set.

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