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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

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.


#1 Cavaliers Edge #2 Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 12th, 2014
Kaci Mexico

It was an epic battle women’s soccer between the two top-ranked teams in the NAIA at Thorrington Field on Friday afternoon in front of more than 500 excited fans. In the end, top-ranked Concordia of Oregon (6-0-1) defended its number one ranking with a 2-1 win over second-ranked Westmont (5-1) in the NAIA Game of the Week.

“These are the ones that don’t make you feel very good,” said Westmont head coach Kristy Kiely, “the ones where you feel like you executed the game plan well, but you still don’t walk away with a win.”

The Warriors outshot the Cavaliers 16-12 (7-5 on goal) and held a 13-2 corner kick advantage. However, Westmont was unable to capitalize on the abundance of its chances.

“It’s the best start the team had all season,” noted Kiely. “They kept the ball for a long time. But, you have to score goals in this game. We had 13 corners and nothing to show for it. We missed a couple of sitters. Those things came back to haunt us later in the game, along with a couple of mistakes in the back.”

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1989 Warriors to Reunite

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 9th, 2014
Captains Peter Bourland, Michael Avery and Rob Ring accept the 1989 NAIA District III Championship Trophy.

A celebration is in the making to commemorate the success 25 years ago of the 1989 Westmont men’s soccer team. The squad of 20 individuals and two coaches won the NAIA District III Playoffs and then advanced to the NAIA National Championship where they reached the semifinal round.

This coming Saturday, September 13, the 1989 Warrior team will gather on the Westmont campus to cheer on the 2014 team, share stories from the past and renew acquaintances. Team captains Mike Avery and Rob Ring and head coach Bob Fortosis will be among the 13-15 members of the team expected to attend.

The Warriors won 18 games that season while dropping only three and tying three. In the District III playoffs, The Warriors defeated Biola 5-0 in the first game and then claimed the championship with a 4-0 win over The Master’s.

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.


Westmont-Claremont Rivalry Renewed

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 7th, 2014
Warriors enjoy a game of nationball classic against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Westmont Cross Country renewed a storied rivalry with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday at Chase Palm Park – and they ran a cross country race as well.

“(Claremont head coach) John Goldhammer and I started having our teams meet 20 years ago just for a dual meet to start the season,” explained Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “We made it low key and played games together. Then one day we looked at his literature and he was calling it the Nationball Classic. It became that the race was something to do for training and the Nationball game was the event. The pizza was the piece offering afterward.”

The nationball contest is played in three rounds. First the women verses women, then men verses men. Finally, everybody is all in. This year, Westmont won the women’s round before the Claremont men evened the score at one point each.


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 Skunk Eagles Behind Johnsen’s Hat Trick

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 6th, 2014
Daniel Johnsen

Westmont Men’s Soccer (2-1) scored four goals in a span of less than six and one-half minutes – including a hat trick by senior Daniel Johnsen – as the Warriors defeated Embry-Riddle of Arizona (2-1-1) by a score of 7-0. It marks only the ninth time in team history that a player has scored three or more goals in a game.

“DJ led so well today – verbally and in his approach to the game,” noted Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “When he got chances, he was clinical in front of goal. None of his goals were easy finishes. He was in a great frame of mind and played beautifully. It was a captain’s performance from him. He gets the man of the match.

The Warriors shot the ball 29 times – the most in ten years – placing 19 of those shots on goal. Embry Riddle was limited to eight shots, three of which were on goal.

“It was a very interesting game in that the conditions were very difficult and you weren’t sure how the teams were going to approach the game,” said Wolf of playing on artificial turf in triple-digit temperatures. “(Embry-Riddle) dropped back defensively in the first half and let us have the ball in our half of the field. The only thing we could really do was play balls over the top. There wasn’t much room to play in the midfield.”

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Lack Leads Men’s Soccer to Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 5th, 2014
Westmont Goalkeeper Josh Glover

An early goal from the Warriors’ Austin Lack is all that was needed for Westmont Men’s Soccer (1-1) to pick up its first win of the season. Goalkeeper Josh Glover earned the 1-0 shutout; posting four saves in the win over Westminster of Utah (5-1-1).

“The big take away was that we started very sharply, as we have on a number of occasions this year including our exhibition game,” explained Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “This time, we actually converted during that spell, which we hadn’t done. That felt like a step in the right direction. It was very nice to see Austin get a goal after having a number of chances in our opener.”

Lack’s goal came in the 10th minute of play and stood up for the win against a team that averaged two goals a game coming into today’s contest.

“Sebastian Kent played Austin a ball 30 yards away from the goal,” said Wolf, describing Lack’s goal. “Austin was down the middle of the field, but a little off to the left. He did a really nice job of turning the ball and he was able to beat his defender off the dribble. The keeper came out to close down the angle and may have touched a piece of the ball. However, Austin was able to put enough on the ball to get it by him.

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