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  • Saturday, Oct. 1

    • Cross Country
      • WC at Mustang
        Invitational, 8:45 am
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Hope Int'l, 7 pm

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Biola, 3:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts The Master's, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Biola, 3 pm

  • Friday, Oct. 7

    • Volleyball
      • WC vs. Saint Mary
        Sioux City, Iowa
        5:30 pm CDT/3:30 pm PDT
      • WC at Dordt
        Sioux City, Iowa
        8 pm CDT/6 pm PDT

  • Saturday, Oct. 8

    • Cross Country
      • WC at Vanguard
        Invitational, 9 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Arizona Chr., 1:30 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Arizona Chr., 11 am
    • Volleyball
      • WC vs. Concordia
        Orange City, Iowa
        3:30 pm CDT/1:30 pm PDT
      • WC at Northwestern
        Sioux City, Iowa
        6 pm CDT/4 pm PDT

  • Monday, Oct. 10

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 11 am
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 12 pm

  • Friday, Oct. 14

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Wm. Jessup, 4 pm

  • Saturday, Oct. 15

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

  • Thursday, Oct. 20

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Menlo, 12:30 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Menlo, 3:00 pm

  • Friday, Oct. 21

    • Volleyball
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Oct. 22

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Wm. Jessup, 12:00 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Wm. Jessup, 2:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Arizona Chr., 7 pm

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at The Master's, 3 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Biola, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at The Master's, 3 pm

  • Saturday, Oct. 29

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7 pm

Volleyball Unvanquished

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 24th, 2016
Block by Sam Neely, Mila Maricic, Jessica McCann

Playing in front of a large and boisterous home crowd, #3 Westmont Volleyball continued its record-breaking year with a three game sweep of #13 Biola (13-7, 4-2 GSAC). It was the first time Westmont has swept the Eagles since 2000. The Warriors won the Golden State Athletic Conference match by set scores of 25-21, 25-20 and 25-22.

With the victory, Westmont improves to 17-0 on the season and 6-0 in GSAC Play.

“Our players were definitely amped for the game and were ready to compete,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, “and compete they did.”

Westmont shut down the net by producing 13 team blocks on the night in just three set. Libby Dahlberg produced three solo blocks and seven block assists while Taylor Beckman added another five block assists.

“Our middles were closing very well,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook, and our passing was great, again, as it has been all year.”

Beckman, Courtney Crosby and Kami Troesh led the way in the Warriors’ passing game. Troesh provided 14 service receptions and 14 digs. Beckman added 13 service receptions and nine digs. Crosby tallied 16 service receptions and three digs.

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Westmont Claims First Place with Win over Vanguard

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 20th, 2016

Taylor Beckman tallied 10 kills and a .421 attack percentage to lead #3 Westmont Volleyball to a sweep of Vanguard (5-11, 2-1 GSAC) in tonight’s Golden State Athletic Conference match. As a result, the Warriors improved their record to 16-0 overall and 5-0 in GSAC play. The Warriors recorded set scores of 25-8, 25-19 and 25-9.

The Warriors used a balanced attack to take down the Lions with five players producing six or more kills. Sam Neely connected for a team high .583 hitting percentage and notched seven kills. Libby Dahlberg, Cassidy Rea and Mila Maricic added six more kills each, hitting .455, .444 and .421 respectively.

As a team, Westmont produced an attack percentage of .337 while holding Vanguard to under zero.

In the first set, the Warriors committed just one attack error in 20 attempts. Up 11-6, Westmont went on a 14-2, including winning the final eight points, to claim the first set.

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Warriors Close Out First Month Undefeated

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 17th, 2016
Cassidy Rea (11) and Libby Dahlberg (6) both go up on a set from Alexa Nestlerode (14)

Westmont Volleyball, ranked third in the NAIA, extended its winning streak to 15 games on Saturday afternoon in Murchison Gymnasium. The Warriors (15-0, 4-0 GSAC) continued their record setting start, which began on August 18, by defeating the Hawks of San Diego Christian (6-8, 0-4 GSAC) in straight sets (25-16, 25-22, 25-14).

With a 10-9 lead in the opening frame, Taylor Beckman delivered a kill of a set from Amy Buffham that sparked a 6-1 Warrior run. The Hawks scored the next four points to pull within two (16-14), but the Warriors ended the threat by scoring the next six including two kills by Cassidy Rea and one each from Jessica McCann and Libby Dahlberg.

A bid by the Hawks to tie the match at one set each produced a thrilling second set. With the scored tied at 21, Sam Neely connected to put the Warriors ahead by one. Neely and Mila Maricic made it 23-21 when they blocked an attack by the Hawk’s Alyssa Eicher.

After a Hawks’ timeout, Eicher made good on an attack at the net, reducing the Warriors’ margin to one point (23-22). Westmont responded with back-to-back kills by Maricic and Beckman, giving the Warriors a two-set-to-none lead.

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Worth the Wait

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 17th, 2016
Mila Maricic

After spending the first month of the 2016 season on the road, #3 Westmont Volleyball (14-0, 3-0 GSAC) was excited to finally have a chance to play in front of its home fans this evening. However, the Warriors would have to wait even longer before taking on Arizona Christian (1-5, 0-3) in the Golden State Athletic Conference match on Friday night.

Unfortunately, the Firestorm’s bus blew a tire near Phoenix and was delayed arriving at the Westmont campus. When the game finally got underway an hour and twenty minutes late, Westmont was ready to go. In a 56-minute affair, the Warriors defeated the Firestorm in straight sets (25-13, 25-10, 25-9).

“Today was a good solid team win,” offered Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “We came out strong. Arizona Christian came out strong as well. I was really impressed with their aggressiveness after dealing with a popped tire. They came out aggressive and strong, but we just played our game. When we play our game, we can overpower a lot of teams.”

The Warriors produced a .426 attack percentage by committing just four hitting errors over the three-set match while connecting on 33 of their 68 attacks. The Warriors’ offensive efficiency in the match ranks sixth best in program history.

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Volleyball Makes It Official, Best Start in Program History

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 10th, 2016
Amy Buffham 18) sets Mila Maricic

Westmont Volleyball, ranked number three in the NAIA, has achieved a milestone. By defeating Menlo 3-0 (25-9, 25-19. 25-22), the team is off to its best start in program history with a 13-0 record. The Warriors, who have yet to play at home this year, are looking forward to finally playing in front of their own fans on Friday, September 16.

At Menlo (5-8, 0-2 GSAC), Westmont (2-0 in conference play) posted a .315 attack percentage over three sets while holding the Oaks to .051. Sam Neely led the way for the Warriors offensively with 10 kills and a .368 attack percentage. Jessica McCann, who did not have a hitting error, notched nine kills and a .474 attack percentage.

The Warriors cruised to an easy victory in the first set. Like last night against William Jessup, Buffham proved her value from the service line. The sophomore setter served for seven straight points to move the Warrior advantage from 8-4 to 15-4.

The second set was more closely contest. Down 9-8, Westmont scored the next six points to take a 14-9 lead, and never looked back.

The third set was closer still. With the game tied at 17, Menlo scored the next two points on a couple of Warrior errors. Westmont responded by scoring the next four points including a kill by Mila Maricic, a block by Maricic and Sarah McGough and a block by Maricic and McCann.

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Westmont Runs Streak to an Even Dozen

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 9th, 2016
Sam Neely

Westmont Volleyball (12-0, 1-0 GSAC) opened the Golden State Athletic Conference with a sweep of William Jessup (3-4, 0-1). In so doing, the Warriors tied the best start in program history.

It was also the first time the Warriors took the court as the number three ranked team in the NAIA.

“I encouraged the team to have confidence instead of pride and to know the difference,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook regarding the newly minted ranking. “We should carry ourselves with a lot of confidence, but not let it slip over into pride. That is where people could take advantage of us.

“I tell the players not to worry about the ranking, but just keep playing our game. If anything, the ranking should just give us confidence and help us be more steady players. We don’t want to get caught up in rankings; we want to stay in the moment and keep playing our solid, steady game.”

Westmont dominated the first set, resulting in a 25-4 victory. Up 11-4, Westmont earned a side out on a kill by Cassidy Rea. Setter Amy Buffham then stepped to the service line and served for 13 straight points. During the run, Sam Neely produced three kills and Buffham recorded two aces.

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Volleyball Ranked at Number Three in the NAIA

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 6th, 2016
Westmont Volleyball's number three ranking in the first NAIA 2016 regular season coaches' poll set  marks a program best.Photo by Brad Elliott.

Undefeated Westmont Volleyball (11-0) was named the number three team in today’s 2016 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top-25 Poll. The ranking is the highest national ranking in program history for a regular season poll.

The highest previous regular season poll ranking was held by the 1993 squad that was listed at number four on September 20, 1993. The ’93 team, under the direction of head coach Cathy Rex, claimed the GSAC Championships with a record of 11-1.

At the NAIA National Tournament, the Warriors went 4-0 in poll play to advance to the single-elimination bracket. After defeating Graceland (Iowa) in the quarterfinals, Westmont fell to Hawaii-Hilo in the semifinals. However, the Warriors rallied to claimed third place in the NAIA National Tournament by defeating Henderson State (Ark.) in straight sets.

Middle blocker Kelly Barnes and outside hitter Anne Malmberg led the 1993 team and were named NAIA All-Americans.

Trio Sweeps GSAC Player of the Week Honors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 5th, 2016
Upper (l-r): Libby Dahlberg, Amy Buffham. Lower: Kami Troesch

Westmont Volleyball’s successful start of the 2016 season has garnered a sweep of the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week Awards. Sophomore middle blocker Libby Dahlberg, sophomore setter Amy Buffham and senior libero Kami Troesh registered the trifecta when they were named the GSAC Attacker of the Week, Setter of the Week and Defender of the Week respectively.

The 11-0 Warriors played in the Cal State San Marcos Tournament last Friday and Saturday and walked away with wins over three NCAA Division II opponents and one NAIA opponent. On Friday the Warriors defeated Sonoma State 3-2 (25-14, 22-25, 23-35, 25-18 and 15-13) and then triumphed over Fort Lewis (Colo.) 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-20). On Saturday, Westmont claimed a 3-2 victory over Cal State San Marcos (17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 15-8) before dispatching Johnson and Wales (Colo.) 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-8, 25-14).

Dahlberg tallied 42 kills over the four matches (2.47 per set) while posting a .295 attack percentage. She also produced 27 blocks (8 solo, 19 block assists) and 13 digs. On the season, Dahlberg – last year’s GSAC Freshman of the Year – is hitting .389 with 108 kills.

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