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  • Tuesday, Nov. 25

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts CSU San Marcos, 5:30 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 28

    • Men's Basketball
      Menlo Tournament
      • WC at Menlo, 4 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 29

    • Men's Basketball
      Menlo Tournament
      • WC vs Cal Maritime, 2 pm

Conquered by Concordia

Submitted by: Christy Cain - November 11th, 2014
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By Christy Cain

(IRVINE, Calif.) In a high energy match, the Westmont women’s volleyball team took a game off of #3 Concordia tonight in Irvine. Despite the eventual loss (25-17, 12-25, 23-25, 23-25), the Warriors put up a fight against a nationally ranked team who has a history of beating down teams in three quick games.

When you are taking the court against a team like Concordia, everything comes down to one thing: defense. It is crucial that the front row puts up a strong, solid block and touches more ball than not. Tonight, the Warriors did just that. With a high block count, they were able to slow down the heavy hitting offense that was continually coming at them. In the second to last match of her collegiate career, senior Ciena Colburn lead the team with six block touches and was closely followed by pin hitter Sydney Striff who earned five.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, the Eagles have stand-out outside hitter Hannah Andrews who was a powerhouse on the pin tonight. With a grand total of 21 kills, Andrews could not be stopped. While the Warriors were getting a block up, they were unable to consistently dig the heavy hitter.

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Mitchell, Adams Named GSAC Players of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 11th, 2014
Destinee Adams and Mallory Mitchell were named GSAC Players of the Week

Westmont senior forward Mallory Mitchell and freshman defensive midfielder Destinee Adams have been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively.

Mitchell was recognized after delivering two goals and an assist in #5 Westmont’s 4-0 win over San Diego Christian in a GSAC Championship semifinal game. Mitchell’s assist came on the Warriors’ first goal when she passed the ball sharply to Brooke Lillywhite who headed it in for the score.

Mitchell scored in the 50th minute after the ball passed from Christine Adams to Kaci Mexico to Mitchell. Mitchell’s shot from 10 yards out made the score 2-0. Just over two minutes later, Mitchell scored again, landing a shot from 20 yards out from the left side.

Karr Scores 26 in Warrior Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 10th, 2014
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Playing its fourth game in as many days, #13 Westmont Women’s Basketball (3-0) pushed its way through an 80-76 win over Northwest Christian (Ore.) to complete its Oregon road trip on Monday evening. Kristin Karr led the way for the Warriors with 26 points, five rebounds and three assists.

The Warriors jumped out to a 9-2 lead on a three-pointer by Esther Lee, two lay-ups by Lauren McCoy and a jumper by Karr. However, the Beacons (2-1) scored the next nine points to take an 11-9 lead with 12:47 remaining in the opening frame.

Westmont’s Morgan Haskin responded with a 6-1 run consisting of two free throws sandwiched between two layups. As a result, the Warriors went up 15-12 with the clock showing 10:31 to play before intermission.

Northwest Christian rallied, however, and took a 19-18 lead with 7:12 left in the first half. Westmont snatched back a brief lead (22-21) when Haskin scored on another layup, but then Hannah Fredrickson (15 points, six assists) scored to give Northwest Christian a lead they would not relinquish until nearly four minutes into the second half.

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Ducks Down Warriors in Exhibition

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 9th, 2014
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For the second Sunday in a row, Westmont Women’s Basketball (2-0) played an exhibition game against a PAC-12 opponent. Today, the Warriors played at Oregon (0-0) and fell 81-44.

The Warriors’ Kristin Karr opened the scoring with a three-point bucket and later added two free throws to give Westmont a 5-2 lead just over two minutes into the opening frame. The Ducks responded with a layup by Jillian Alleyne and a three-pointer by Lexi Bando to take a 7-5 advantage.

Esther Lee then hit from beyond the arc to give the Warriors what turned out to be their final lead of the game. The Ducks went on an 11-2 run to take an 18-10 advantage with 13 minutes left in the first half.

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Warriors Lance Knights

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 9th, 2014
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Senior Esther Lee scored 19 points to lead Westmont Women’s Basketball (2-0) to a 77-63 victory over Warner Pacific (1-4) of Oregon on Saturday. Lee connected on five of 13 three-point attempts and was seven of 16 from the floor. She also tallied four assists and three steals.

“It wasn’t pretty all the time, but we had a great first half,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “We had another great shooting night, shooting 48 percent from the floor (29 of 60).”

The Warriors put together a 41-22 first half and then weathered a second half rally by the Knights. Warner Pacific’s’ Lindsay Loe (eight points, nine rebounds) opened the game with a quick basket. Westmont took the lead when Lee hit from beyond the arc on the Warriors’ first possession and never trailed again.

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Going Out With a Bang

Submitted by: Christy Cain - November 9th, 2014
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) To some, tonight is just another Saturday night. But to three seniors on the Westmont women’s volleyball team, it was the last time that they will ever compete in Murchison Gymnasium. With the stands full of friends and family cheering them on, the team went out with a bang and defeated The Masters in four games (25-14, 26-28, 25-22, 25-13).

“I was telling the girls after the game that it was a really great team effort. We didn’t play like individuals out there. We looked like a team and had great production from all areas of the court. I thought our seniors played with the same intensity that they have brought all season long. It was fun to see good games from each of them tonight, ‘” opened head coach Patti Cook.

After flowers were handed out, hugs were given and respect was paid to the seniors and their families, the Warriors took the court and never really looked back. There was a underlying motivation to not only get the seniors one final win in The Murch, but to compete well as a team in their last season home game together.

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Women’s Cross Country Wins GSAC Championships

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 8th, 2014
GSAC Cross Country Champions

For the first time since 1999, #9 Westmont Women’s Cross Country has claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference championships. The Warriors tallied 41 points at the 5,000 meter race; beating #16 The Master’s who claimed second place with 54 points. Biola, ranked #13, notched third place with 78 points.

“They were never really in danger of falling behind,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley who was named the GSAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. “They were in good position the whole way and improved their position over the last mile. They were challenged, but they did what they needed to do.”

Four Warriors were named to the All-GSAC team as a result of finishing in the top 14. Kelly Collins placed second in a time of 18:12 while Jessica Meyers was fourth in a time of 18:22. Corrine Cherne claimed seventh place with an 18:36 finish while Heidi Nichols was 12th crossing the finish line in a time of 19:02. It is the first time since 1998 that four Warriors have earned all-conference honors.

“Heidi and Corrine, as senior leads, really were the spark plugs of this success,” credited Smelley. “For the first three years, they had good days and mediocre days and average days. This whole season they have had good races because they focused in, decided they could do it and decided that they wanted to do it. They made it happen and the team followed their leadership.”

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Women’s Basketball Prevails in Shootout

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 8th, 2014
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In what Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore called a “really good basketball game and a really good win,” #13 Westmont opened the season by prevailing 84-75 over Corban (Ore.) on Friday night in Salem.

Westmont (1-0) had four players in double figures led by junior transfer Kristin Karr with 19. Corban (2-1) was led by Jade Lowery who scored 24 points, pulled down six rebounds and recorded four assists”

“I have a lot of respect for how Corban played tonight,” said Moore. “They played well, they shot the ball well, the played hard defense and pressed us the whole game.

“I was proud of how my young team responded. I thought we played with a lot of composure. We got a lead and were able to keep it despite a number of runs that Corban made. We executed well on the offensive end and scored at a high percentage. We did a good job on the boards and that was the difference in the game – our ability to get 16 offensive rebounds.

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