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  • Thursday, March 26

    • Women's Tennis
      • Arizona Chr. 5 WC 4
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC 8 Arizona Chr. 1

  • Friday, March 27

    • Track & Field
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Xavier (La.)., 2 pm
    • Baseball
      • WC 17 Wm. Jessup 2

  • Saturday, March 28

    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC vs. Wm. Jessup
        in Marysville
        Doubleheader, 12 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Xavier (La.)., 2 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Pt. Loma Naz., 2 pm

  • Monday, March 30

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Williams, 1:30 pm

  • Tuesday, March 31

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 12 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 2 pm



  • Friday, April 3

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 pm
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts Sam Adams
        Combined Events, 11 am

  • Saturday, April 4

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Claremont, 3 pm
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts Sam Adams
        Combined Events, 11 am
    • Track & Field
      • WC at California Invite
        San Diego, CA, 10 am
          Live Results

  • Tuesday, April 7

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 1:30 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 1:30 pm

  • Wednesday, April 8

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Pt. Loma Naz., 2 pm


  • Saturday, April 11

    • Track & Field
      • WC at Mangrum Invite
        San Marcos, CA, 10 am
    • Baseball
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Biola, 1 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Biola, 2 pm

  • Sunday, April 12

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Wm. Jessup
        Rain make-up, 1 pm
          Live Stats

  • Wednesday, April 15

    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells

  • Thursday, April 16

    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells

  • Friday, April 17

    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Baseball


  • Wednesday, April 22

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Antelope Vly, 3 pm

  • Friday, April 24

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts the GSAC
        Championship, 11 am
    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Concordia, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts the GSAC
        Championship, 11 am
    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Concordia
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament

Warriors Advance in Triple-Overtime Thriller

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 21st, 2015
Aysia Shellmire

It took an extra 15 minutes of play, but Westmont (27-6) has advance to the semifinals of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championships by defeating the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist (27-6) in triple overtime by a score of 83-81.

Across town, Westmont men’s team was competing in the quarterfinals NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championships and just two minutes before the end of the women’s game, the men also advanced by defeated Mid-American Christian by a score of 78-66.

As a result, Westmont has two teams that will play in their respective national tournament semifinals on Monday. Prior to this season, the Warriors had never had both basketball teams win in the first round in the same year.

The women’s quarterfinal was a battle of defensive minded teams from start to finish. Westmont fell behind 7-1 in the first four minutes but a bucket in the paint by Aysia Shellmire sparked a 12-0 run to put Westmont in front 13-7.

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Warriors Defense Shines in Second Round

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 21st, 2015
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By Christy Cain
March 20, 2015

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Let’s take a walk down Westmont men’s basketball memory lane for a second. At the beginning of 2014-15 season was a team that was split down the middle with eight returners and eight newcomers. This was a team that was rated seventh out of nine teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll. This was a team that held a record of 7-6 come January 1 (a month and a half into season). This was a team that took twelve weeks to receive votes in the NAIA National Rankings and thirteen weeks to officially jump into the Top 25. The odds have been stacked against this group of men from day one.

But the best thing about this team, is that they have never cared. And you know what? Tonight, with a 65-61 win over Campbellsville (Ky.), this is a team that has worked their way into the top eight in the country.

“Who would have thought,” marveled head coach John Moore. “Who would have thought after our pitiful performance at Pomona at the beginning of the year that this team, who held a record of 7-6, would be here in the final eight of the NAIA National Tournament. Those fifteen guys in the locker room and our five coaches may be the few people who believed back then. They never had any doubt.”

To say that tonight’s game was exciting would be an understatement. It quite literally had a “David and Goliath” feel to it as the young Warriors took the court against a team stacked full of height (six players over 6-5′) and talent. They fought their way point for point through the first half. With opponents who controlled the key, it was up to our shooters to make some magic tonight. And they did not disappoint.

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Warriors Upset Top Seed

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 21st, 2015
Cora Chan

“We are so hyped right now,” declared sophomore guard Cora Chan after fourth-seeded Westmont (26-6) upset top-seeded Westminster of Utah in the second round of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.

The Warriors advance to tomorrow’s quarterfinal match-up where they will take on second-seeded Oklahoma Baptist (27-5).

“We came with the mind set of fighting, no matter what,” said Chan. “Even though we were the underdog – they were supposed to beat us by 20 – we didn’t let that affect us. We focused on ourselves and our motto of ‘She before me,’ and played with each other – all together.”

“We knew that we were going to have to fight really hard to beat at team as good as Westminster,” said freshman forward Lauren McCoy who tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds. “They are the number one defensive team and the number one three-point percentage team in the nation. We knew we had to lockdown on their shooters and had to execute our offensive game plan. Even as good as they are, we knew that if we trusted in what we did and what our coaches have set up for us, we were going to get the looks we need.”

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Kansas City Midnight Madness

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 20th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) For the first time in twelve years, Westmont men’s basketball team will be progressing to the second round of the NAIA Men’s National Tournament. After six days of preparation and practices in Kansas City, the men finally tipped off around 11 p.m. this evening against Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)—an hour and a half later than their scheduled tip-off. Tonight the men took the term “Midnight Madness” to a whole new level, defeating the LC State Warriors 77-60.

“We have been here a long time and we have had more than enough time to prepare,” opened head coach John Moore. “Honestly, we could not get this game here soon enough.”

The eagerness of the team was evident from the moment they stepped onto the court tonight. If you are around this group of men long enough, you realize that there is a certain fire in their eyes when they are locked in and ready to play.

Tonight, that fire was unstoppable.

Westmont sank an impressive 15 for 24 (62.5 percent) shots from the field in the first half of the game, five of those coming from beyond the three-point arc. Daniel Carlin made his presence known right off the bat and truly brought the “Thunder from Down Under” in the paint during the first twenty minutes of play. While going up against defenders who were just as tall as him, Carlin fought for good positioning in the key and earned six points and four rebounds in the first half alone.

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Warriors Show Their Mettle in First Round Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 19th, 2015
Krissy Karr

Westmont Women’s Basketball (25-6) has moved on to the second round of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship with a 74-63 first round win over The Scots of Arkansas’ Lyon College (27-7). Junior guard Krissy Karr scored 18 points while posting six assists and four steals. Senior guard Esther Lee added 17 points to help lead the Warriors to the win.

Sophomore post Aysia Shellmire tallied 12 points and six rebounds while freshman post Lauren McCoy notched a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to go with three blocks. Sophomore guard Cora Chan collected seven points, eight rebounds and four assists.

The Warriors struggled in the first half, shooting just 30.3 percent (10 off 33) from the field. Lyon, on the other hand, made 14 of 29 from the floor (48.3 percent). The Scots led by as much as 10 points in the first half (29-19) and claimed a six-point advantage 36-30 at intermission.

“The first half was a bit of a struggle because they were hedging our guards hard,” noted Lee. “We couldn’t seem to get good looks.”

“We played a very good Lyon team and we had our backs against the wall for a majority of the game,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “I’m so proud of how we stuck with it, kept fighting and kept believing.

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Warriors Win Doubleheader to Sweep Series

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 14th, 2015
Daniel Butler

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Westmont’s Russ Carr Field, the Warriors’ bullpen was treated to great seats for a doubleheader against Arizona Christian (8-18, 8-16 GSAC) and allowed to sit back and enjoy the Golden State Athletic Conference games as spectators – except for one of the 16 innings.

Westmont starter Daniel Butler (3-0) pitched eight innings in the opening game, giving up just one run on seven hits as the #21 Warriors (22-7, 16-6) posted a 3-1 victory over the Firestorm. Butler struck out five and allowed just one walk. Closer Hector Lujan made the only appearance from the pen, facing just three batters in the ninth to record his fourth save of the year.

In the second of the twin bill, Andrew Vasquez threw a complete seven-inning game shutout, allowing just two hits while striking out 13 of the Firestorm’s batters. Vasquez improved his record to 5-1 as the Warriors posted a 5-0 win. Saturday’s wins completed a three-game sweep of the Firestorm.

Westmont first baseman Alex Bush produced a one-out double in the opening inning of the first game and then advanced to third when Will Barring flied out to deep right field. Bush later scored on a wild pitch.

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Warriors Give New Meaning to ‘Survive and Advance’

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 14th, 2015
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Westmont Men’s Basketball is making their second trip to the NAIA National Championship in three years. The experience of gathering with 31 other elite teams from across the nation to battle it out over seven days is filled with drama and excitement. Moments of anxiety, tension, praying for the best and dreading the worst are all part of the postseason experience.

All those emotions, however, are supposed to come after the opening tip-off – not after take-off.

The Warriors’ trip to Kansas City began at two o’clock in the morning when they boarded a shuttle bus headed for Los Angeles International Airport. Their first flight to Denver went off without a hitch – it was Flight 4870 from Denver to Kansas City that brought the unexpected.

“Just after take-off, we heard a loud noise,” explained Westmont head coach John Moore. “It got everyone’s attention but the plane kept going so we thought everything was going to be fine.”

Warriors Take Series Opener from Firestorm

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 13th, 2015
Russell Harmening

Westmont bats unloaded at Russ Carr Field as #21 Westmont (20-7, 14-6 GSAC) posted an 11-3 Golden State Athletic Conference win over Arizona Christian (8-16, 8-14). The Warriors exploded for 14 hits including four for extra bases while Russell Harmening picked up his league-leading seventh win of the season.

Harmening pitched a scoreless six innings, allowing six hits while striking out seven. He did not allow a walk. On the season, Harmening (7-1) has tallied 54 strikeouts against just 10 walks. His season ERA is now 1.30.

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Michael Stefanic hit a ball to left field that took one hop and jumped the outfield fence for a ground-rule double. Steven Pollex, who led off the inning with a single to right, scored from second on the play.

In the third inning, designated hitter Derek Rodigo connected for his first home run of the year – a two run shot that hit the top of the second fence in left field.

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