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  • Friday, Aug. 26

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Master's Classic
          WC vs. Oregon Tech, 10 am
          WC vs. Life Pacific, 12:30 pm

  • Saturday, Aug. 27

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Antelope Vly., 3:30 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Benedictine
          8 pm CDT/6 pm PDT

  • Sunday, Aug. 28

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Baker
          7 pm CDT/5 pm PDT

  • Friday, Sep. 2

    • Volleyball at San Marcos Tourm.
        WC vs. Sonoma State, 2 pm
        WC vs. Ft. Lewis, 4 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 3

    • Cross Country hosts Nationaball Classic, 8:30 a.m.
    • Volleyball at San Marcos Tourm.
        WC vs. CSU San Marcos, 12 pm
        WC vs. Johnson & Wales, 4 pm
    • W. Soccer hosts Soka, 4 pm
    • M. Soccer at UC San Diego, 5 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 7

    • W. Soccer at Redlands, 3 pm

  • Friday, Sep. 9

    • Volleyball at Wm. Jessup, 7 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 10

    • Cross Country at Biola Inv., 8:30 a.m.
    • W. Soccer hosts Embry-Riddle, 12 pm
    • Volleyball at Menlo, 2 pm
    • M. Soccer hosts UC Merced, 3 pm

  • Monday, Sep. 12

    • M. Soccer hosts Marymount, 3 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 14

    • W. Soccer hosts Bethesda, 3 pm

  • Friday, Sep. 16

    • Volleyball hosts Arizona Chri., 7 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 17

    • M. Soccer at Pt. Loma, 11:30 am
    • Volleyball hosts San Diego Chr., 2 pm
    • W. Soccer at Azusa Pacific, 7 pm

  • Tuesday, Sep. 20

    • M. Soccer at Hope Int'l, 1 pm
    • Volleyball at Vanguard, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 21

    • W. Soccer at Hope Int'l, 12 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 24

    • M. Soccer hosts San Diego Chr., 12 pm
    • Volleyball hosts Biola, 2 pm
    • W. Soccer hosts San Diego Chr., 2:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Sep. 27

    • W. Soccer at Vanguard, 4 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 28

    • M. Soccer at Vanguard, 4 pm

Warriors Fend Off Raiders

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 24th, 2016
Sam Neely

Westmont Women’s Volleyball (5-0) continued its on court dominance with a sweep of #18 Southern Oregon (3-4) on Wednesday afternoon. The number 18 Warriors defeated the Raiders 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 to remain undefeated.

“We were very much in control of the match,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, whose team produced an attack percentage of .289 while holding its opponent to .029. “We did not let them get the momentum.”

The Warriors’ early season success is made all the more remarkable by the absence of one-third of the roster due to injury. Westmont is currently missing five members of the 15-player squad.

“We beat them with our serving and passing game,” said Cook. “Our setters (Alexa Nestlerode and Amy Buffham), did a nice job of distributing the passes across the net to all of our hitters. A lot of that was due to (libero) Kami (Troesh) who showed passing consistency throughout the match.”

Nestlerode tallied 22 assists in the match while Buffham added another 15. Troesh handled 15 serve receptions without an error and contributed 12 digs.

[box score] [photos]

Volleyball Wins Two More

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - August 19th, 2016
Photo by Neil Morgan

By Kaci Mexico
August 19, 2016

Sixteenth ranked Westmont Women’s Volleyball went undefeated at the Biola Summer Slam and increased their record to 4-0 with a pair of wins against Montana Tech and #11 College of Idaho. The Warriors posted a 25-21, 25-20, and 25-21 sweep over Montana tech and then defeated College of Idaho in four sets, 22-25, 25-14, 26-24, and 25-22.

Against Montana Tech (2-1) Taylor Beckman led the way on both the offensive and defensive end. She had 14 kills and an attacking percentage of .367; she also tallied eight digs. Jessica McCann also led offensively and had ten kills with an attacking percentage of .429. Courtney Crosby and Kami Troesh were effective on the defensive end of the game – they had 12 and 13 digs respectively.

In the first set, the Warriors harnessed momentum from the start and went on a 6-1 run that consisted of two kills from Libby Dahlberg (9 kills) a kill from Beckman, and a service ace from Alexa Nestlerode. The Orediggers responded with an impressive 10-5 run to tie the game 11-11. Right away, Warriors earned back a lead and maintained it for the rest of the set.

[game one box] [game two box]

Volleyball Opens Season with Twin Sweeps

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 18th, 2016
Alexa Nestlerode

With a freshly minted #16 preseason ranking, Westmont Volleyball opened the season a pair of wins at the Biola Summer Slam. The now 2-0 Warriors posted a 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 sweep over #8 Eastern Oregon before clamming a 25-17, 25-17, 25-20 win over Great Falls (Mont.).

Against Eastern Oregon (1-1), Taylor Beckman and Libby Dahlberg led the way, producing 12 and 11 kills respectively. Dahlberg added a solo block and three block assists to help shut down the Mountaineers, limiting Eastern Oregon to a .132 team attack percentage. Westmont tallied a .281 attack percentage.

In the first set, Westmont jumped out to a 4-0 lead courtesy of kills from Emma Harrah (6 kills), Dahlberg and Samantha Neely (9 kills). The Mountaineers closed to within one point (7-6) on a Westmont error, but the Warriors took control of the game by scoring on nine of the next 12 serves.

The second set started out more closely contested. Leading 6-5, the Warriors reeled off a 10-1 run. Neely and Beckman each had three kills during that stretch with Jessica McCann (4 kills) and Dahlberg adding one each.

In the third set, Eastern Oregon held a 14-11 lead before a pair of kills by Neely, a service ace by libero Kami Troesh (24 digs) and a kill by Dahlberg gave Westmont a 15-14 advantage. A kill by the Mountaineers’ Makayla Lindberg tied the match.

[game one box] [game two box]

Rea, Trimm Added to Volleyball Roster

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 21st, 2016
Cassidy Rea (left) and Payton Trimm

Westmont Volleyball head coach Patti Cook has announced the signing of two recruits who will join the team for the 2016 season. Cassidy Rea, who hails from Ventura, played for the Bulldogs of Buena High School. Payton Trimm of Visalia played for Mt. Whitney High School.

“I am very excited to have these two outstanding individuals join our team,” said Cook. “They are both committed to excellence on the court and in the classroom and they understand what it looks like to represent a Christian college. The fact that they are both left-handed is very unique and it will be fun working with their style of play.”

A first team All-Channel League selection, Rea was a three-year varsity right-side hitter who served as team captain for two years. Rea, who was named to the All-Ventura County team, also played for the Ventura Volleyball Club for six years.

“It is always nice to have local players join our team,” said Cook. “Cassidy provides excellent height and presence at the net and will be a force to be reckoned with as she continues to develop her game. She is incredibly gifted in the classroom as well and has received the elite Augustinian scholarship.”

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.

[box score]

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.

[box score]

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.

[box score] [photos]

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