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Calendar & Results

  • Tuesday, October 6

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • Soles de Mexicali
        Exhibition, 7:15 pm

  • Wednesday, October 14

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Lindsey Wilson, 3 pm

  • Friday, October 16

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Wm. Jessup, 3 pm

  • Saturday, October 17

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 12 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Menlo, 1 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 2:30 pm

Warriors Race Past Mustangs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 30th, 2015
Jessica McCann

Jessica McCann produced an offensive explosion in Santa Clarita as #16 Westmont Volleyball (12-4, 5-2 GSAC) swept The Mustangs of The Master’s College (11-8, 4-3) in tonight’s Golden State Athletic Conference match. McCann tallied 16 kills in 25 attempts, posting a .600 attack percentage.

“Our team was on point tonight,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “The only time we gave up a lead was in the first set. We were able to retake the lead and then stay confident and steady all throughout.”

Sarah McGough produced seven kills in 12 attempts without an error to claim a .583 attack percentage.

“Sarah played very well in her hometown,” noted Cook. “She was very strong for us offensively and set up strong blocks for us.

“We blocked very well, which was a big goal of ours,” said Cook. “We went into the match looking for at least five blocks. We worked on blocking a ton in practice on Monday. I’m very happy to see that it paid off.”

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Warriors Suffer Loss to Eagles

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 30th, 2015
Tim Heiduk

Westmont Men’s Soccer (4-4-1, 1-2 GSAC) could not find its way out of a 2-0 hole in La Mirada and ended up suffering a 3-1 loss to the Eagles of Biola (6-3-1, 2-0-1).

“We had to play a much better game than we did to compete with that group,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “We weren’t able to do that and as a result took the loss.”

The Warriors gave up an unfortunate goal in the 18th minute when Joey O’Keefe stole the ball from Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover and produced the game’s first goal.

“That put our team in difficult situation on the road against a very good team,” acknowledged Wolf. “In the end, we weren’t able to overcome that error. Their quality was able to dominate the day.”

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Battle of Top-20 Teams Leaves Warriors Wanting

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 27th, 2015
Miranda Beach. (Photo by Lydia Grenko)

It was a match that certainly lived up to its billing. Playing in the NAIA Volleyball Match of the Week, #16 Westmont and #10 Vanguard gave about 400 fans plenty to cheer about with thunderous attacks, acrobatic digs, lengthy rallies and tremendous intensity. In the end, however, Vanguard (11-4, 4-0 GSAC) prevailed in the Golden State Athletic Conference match, defeating Westmont (11-4, 4-2) in four sets (25-22, 15-25, 25-21, 25-21).

“They had a strong offense and we couldn’t stop them,” said Westmont head coach Patty Cook. “Vanguard came out hitting really strongly. They dug a lot of balls and were serving tough. They did their job well, especially Charlotte (Heerlyn) who was having a fantastic night.”

Heerlyn led all hitters with 21 kills. She made just three errors while producing an attack percentage of .439.

From an offensive perspective, the Warriors matched Vanguard well. Westmont produced 55 kills to Vanguard’s 54. Vanguard produced a .214 attack percentage while Westmont hit .205.

The difference in the game, however, was at the net. Westmont managed just three blocks against Vanguard’s 11.

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Eagles Edge Warriors in Top-20 Showdown

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 22nd, 2015
Alexa Nestlerode

Something had to give when #16 Westmont Volleyball (9-3, 4-1 GSAC) travelled to #1 Biola (13-0, 5-0) for a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown. The Warriors had won nine in a row prior to tonight while Biola came into the match with a 12-match winning streak. Both teams had won their previous 27 sets. Westmont had not dropped a set since August 28 and Biola since August 21.

The match lived up to the hype of two top-20 teams seeking to keep their respective streaks alive. Biola took the first set 25-19 but Westmont responded to claim the second set 25-20. Biola came from behind to take the third set 25-22 before Westmont forced a fifth and deciding set with a 25-23 win. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the number one team in the NAIA found a way to remain undefeated, winning the final set 15-9.

All three of Westmont’s losses this season have come in five sets to ranked teams (#21 Hastings, #6 Rocky Mountain and #1 Biola).

Westmont’s offense was led by outside hitters Taylor Beckman and Jessica McCann as well as middle blocker Libby Dahlberg. Beckman tallied 16 kills and posted a .351 attack percentage. McCann put down 15 kills with a .225 attack percentage while Dahlberg added 13 kills and a .280 attack percentage. Beckman also added 15 digs.

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Block Party in El Cajon

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 18th, 2015
Jessica McCann and Libby Dahlberg (photo by Nate Kurtzman)

In a match that featured a combined 18 team blocks, #18 Westmont (10-2, 3-0 GSAC) swept San Diego Christian (5-4, 0-3) in a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown by scores of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-18. The Warriors increased their match winning streak to nine matches. Westmont has now won their last 24 sets in a row and 27 of their last 28

The Hawks gave Westmont a difficult time at the net, tallying 11 team blocks including two solo blocks and five block assists from Molly Whitzmann. As a result, the Warriors posted an attack percentage of just .170, making 21 errors on 112 attack attempts.

The Warriors overcame, however, by holding San Diego Christian to just a .010 attack percentage with the Hawks committing 24 errors on 102 attempts.

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Left-Sided Power Prevails

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 13th, 2015
Emma Harrah (photo by Nathan Ngo)

Outside hitters Jessica McCann and Taylor Beckman powered Westmont Volleyball (9-2, 2-0 GSAC) to its eighth win in a row on Saturday evening at Murchison Gymnasium. The Warriors defeated Golden State Athletic Conference newcomer Menlo in straight sets (25-8, 26-24, 25-11).

McCann and Beckman each produced a .348 attack percentage with McCann tallying 11 kills and Beckman nine.

“Anytime my outsides hit over a .250 percentage, I’m thrilled,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “From an outside hitter, .250 is a good percentage, .350 is an amazing percentage. I am proud of Jessica and the strides she’s made to keep the ball in play when she doesn’t have a full swing. She’s come a really long way in that and it is showing in her hitting percentage as she makes fewer errors.”

On Saturday, the Warriors tallied eight team blocks with freshman Libby Dahlberg involved in half of them.

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Volleyball Earns Win in GSAC Opener

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 11th, 2015
Taylor Beckman led the Warriors with 14 kills.

Taylor Beckman smashed down 14 kills to lead Westmont Volleyball (8-2, 1-0 GSAC) to a 3-0 win in its Golden State Athletic Conference season opener against William Jessup. Westmont (8-2) won by scores of 25-13, 25-23, 25-14. Beckman made just one hitting error in 23 attempts to post an attack percentage of .565.

“Taylor is an incredible player who will come into her own even more as the season advances,” asserted Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “She is hungry, she is aggressive and she is one of our more steady players.”

The win is the seventh in a row for Westmont – the last five by three game sweeps. Westmont has won its last 21 sets and 24 of its last 25.

“It’s always nice to get a win in your first conference match,” noted Cook. “It was a lot closer than we wanted it to be. William Jessup has improved over the last two years. They were showing it with some of their offensive power. They found a way around and through our block in the second set. We had to make adjustments, which we did.”

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Volleyball Takes Home Opener

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 9th, 2015
Jessica McCann

All 16 players on the #21 Westmont Volleyball roster made it onto the court last night as the Warriors (7-2) extended their winning streak to six matches with a three-game sweep of Capilano of British Columbia (0-3). The Warriors, who posted set scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-11, have won their last 18 sets.

The Warriors jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the opening set and never looked back. The second set was much more closely contested. With the score tied at nine, however, Westmont scored the next three points – two on kills by Libby Dahlberg who finished with nine kills and a .600 attack percentage.

The Blues caught the Warriors again at 15, but Westmont rallied with a 5-0 run that included a service ace and a kill by Taylor Beckman (six kills, .250 attack percentage) and a kill by Jessica McCann (10 kills, posting a .250 hitting percentage) to take control of the set.

In the third set, Westmont used a 7-0 run to turn a 4-4 tie into an 11-4 advantage. McCann had back-to-back-to-back kills during that stretch.

Kami Troesh, who was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week, tallied 18 serve receptions without an error and added 17 digs.

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