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  • Tuesday, Oct. 21

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Vanguard, 4 pm

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Vanguard, 4 pm

  • Thursday, Oct. 23

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Arizona Chr., 7 pm

  • Saturday, Oct. 25

    • Cross Country
      • WC at Biola NAIA West
        Coast Jamboree. 9 am
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Biola, 12 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Biola, 2:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 1 pm

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at W. Jessup, 2:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts CSU San Marcos, 5 pm

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at W. Jessup, 2:30 pm

  • Friday, Oct. 31

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts W. Jessup, 7 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 2

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at UCLA
        Exhibition, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. First Round
        Opponent and Location TBA
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Biola, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Nov. 5

    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. First Round
        Opponent and Location TBA
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts News Release
        Exhibition, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 7

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Semifinals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/4
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Corban, 3:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 8

    • Cross Country
      • GSAC Championships
        Santa Clarita,. 9 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Semifinals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/5
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Warner Pacific, 5:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts The Master's, 7 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 9

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Oregon
        Exhibition, 2 pm

  • Monday, Nov. 10

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Northwest Chr., 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Concordia, 7 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 14

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Finals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/7
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Lewis-Clark State, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 15

    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Finals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/8
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC vs. San Bernardino
        At Cal Poly Pomona, 5 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Hope Intern'l, 7 pm

 

Women Win at Vanguard Invitational

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 12th, 2014
Kelly Collins

Westmont Women’s Cross Country will be looking to see their #17 ranking improve after winning the Vanguard Invitational and finishing ahead of second-ranked Biola on Saturday.

Westmont sophomore Kelly Collins won the 5,000 meter race in a time of 17:40. Collins finished 3.5 seconds ahead of Loyola Marymount’s Kyra Burke.

“It all kind of clicked for the runners this week,” said assistant coach Lindsey Connolly. “This is what we thought they could do the whole season. They were at the front the whole race and mixed it up with Biola.”

Senior Corrine Cherne finished sixth for the Warriors in a time of 18:07. Junior Jessica Meyers claimed 13th place in a time of 18:23 and senior Heidi Nicholls notched 14th, completing the course in a time of 18:29. Sophomore Hailey Alexander completed the scoring for the Warriors finishing 18th in a time of 18:41

“Our team spread was 1:01, which was an improvement from 1:16 the previous Saturday at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational,” said Connolly.

[results]

Literally, a Last Second Goal

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 12th, 2014
Tanner Wolf

It took 89 minutes and 59 seconds to decide the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer game on Saturday at Thorrington Field.

Throughout the game, Westmont (7-9-1, 4-1-1 GSAC) pounded away, taking 25 shots including 11 that were on goal – but none found the net. Not until, literally, the last second of regulation.

With less than a minute to go, Westmont earned a corner kick. Junior Tanner Wolf sent the ball from the left corner toward the goal, but the Warriors couldn’t get a shot off and Arizona Christian (3-9, 0-5 GSAC) successfully cleared the ball.

As the public address announcer counted down the final 10 seconds, the ball was bounding away from the goal.

Nine, eight, seven – with a foot planted on the midfield stripe, Kolby McInally served a pass into the box. It went untouched as it made its way to the left side of the goal. Six, five, four, three – the ball passed diagonally across the face of the goal while Tanner Wolf raced toward it.

[box score] [photos] [video]

Barnard and Lindqvist Nearly Claim Championship

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 10th, 2014
Josh Barnard (left) and Carl Lindqvist display national runner-up hardware.

Westmont’s Joshua Barnard and Carl Lindqvist came within one point of claiming the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College NAIA Doubles Championship today, but had to settle for the title of runner-up.

Barnard, a senior and Lindqvist, a junior, earned a spot in the national tournament by winning the West Regional held at Biola two weeks ago. Conducted at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, South Carolina, the national tournament brought together the eight regional winners.

Barnard and Lindqvist started play on Thursday by defeating Alex Haizel and Boris Peshiv of St. Francis (Ill.) in the opening round. The Warrior duo prevailed 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinal match which was held this afternoon.

“In the semifinals, we were down a set and a break and Josh and Carl did a great job of totally turning the momentum around,” said Westmont head coach Mark Basham.

[results]

A Battle at Biola

Submitted by: Christy Cain - October 7th, 2014

By Christy Cain

(LA MIRADA, Calif.) Tonight’s five game volleyball match in La Mirada, Calif. seemingly had “upset” written all over it as the unranked Westmont Warriors took on #5 Biola University. The Eagles came out strong and then quickly self-destructed throughout the sets, giving the Warriors an opportunity to capitalize on their opponents errors. Unfortunately for Westmont, Biola was able to rally back in the end and win the match 3-2 (25-13, 16-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-8).

The outstanding Eagles lineup came out firing on all cylinders as the match began, tallying 18 kills to the Warriors’ eight. Their junior outside hitter Joclyn Kirton was a powerhouse on the pin who raked in seven of her 15 kills in the first set of the match.

Westmont simply did not have an answer to their offense and it looked like it was going to be a quick match.

That was until the Warriors kicked it into overdrive in the second set, where they went on a 10-0 run that left the Eagles shell shocked and unable to gain their composure, even after using their two timeouts. The run was made up of three aces from Madison Serrano, two kills by Westmont and five errors from Biola. This streak breathed life back into the Warrior women, giving them the energy and drive that they needed to close out the second set 25-16.

[box]

Short and Sweet

Submitted by: Christy Cain - October 4th, 2014

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Sixty-four minutes was all it took for the Westmont women’s volleyball team to take down Hope International in a three game sweep tonight in Murchison Gymnasium (25-14, 25-13, 25-15).

The fastest match of the season can by highly attributed to the stellar defensive performance that the Warriors put on tonight. This match was seemingly a complete 180 degree turn from the defensive struggle that unfolded last Tuesday in Westmont’s loss against The Masters. “I am feeling really good about this win. We worked our tails off in practice this week on our defense. We focused on all defensive work and intentionally made them better. That Masters game pointed out that we can be undisciplined, move quite a bit on defense and not be in the right places, so we worked on all aspects of moving and defending. It was great to see our hard work pay off on the court tonight” said Cook.

In volleyball, a good defense starts with the serve and with five aces on the match, the Warriors were able to catch Hope off guard and maintain some strong serving streaks. The longest run came from Freshman Taylor Beckman who went on a 12 point serving rampage that widened the point margin so much that the Royals were never quite able to rally back and recover. Beckman tallied three of the team’s five aces and was a force to be reckoned with at the service line. When asked about the freshman’s performance, Cook said, “I spoke about her to the team after the game and pointed out how awesome she did. She has a tendency to rush her serve and tonight it was evident that she was taking her time to fully set up every single serve.”

[box]

Cross Country Performs Well Despite Travel Woes

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 4th, 2014
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Westmont men’s and women’s cross country athletes had a rough start to the day as they traveled south for the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday. The Warriors were scheduled to leave campus at 4:15 a.m. However, the bus that was scheduled to pick them up broke down on its way up the Montecito foothills.

”We had to send the men on in their own cars,” reported Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “It was a little bit helter-skelter.”

The women, along with Smelley, waited for a replacement bus which eventually departed at 5:30 a.m.

“When we arrived, the men were through the first mile and the women’s only had 40 minutes to warm up,” said Smelley.

Such is the life of traveling for the student-athlete. It doesn’t always go as smooth as coaches and athletes would like. Despite the change in travel plans, the men’s team turned in a good performance.

[men's results] [women's results] [photos]

Warrior Offense Explodes in Second Half

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 4th, 2014
Tiffany Dimaculangan

After two games in which #8 Westmont Women’s Soccer (8-3, 3-2 GSAC) did not score, the Warriors exploded for four goals in the second half of today’s Golden State Athletic Conference game against Hope International (5-6, 0-4) and came away with a 4-0 victory.

“The first half was a dual where we were just hanging with each other,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely of the scoreless opening frame. “The second half is where we finally came alive. I think we are still recovering. This program and these players are not used to losing back-to-back games. I think there was finally a response to that.”

The game was played on a turf field in triple-digit temperature.

“Hope was fantastic,” said Kiely of their hosts. “They watered the field before the game and at halftime and tried to make sure that the players were taken care of. But it was quite hot. We saw a lot of rotation and our players who came off the bench got it done for us today.”

The first goal came off a free kick by Tiffany Dimaculangan less than two minutes into the second half.

[box score]

Shorthanded Warriors Fall to Royals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 4th, 2014
Jonathan Yeeles

After losing three starters to injury in Wednesday’s game against Biola, Westmont Men’s Soccer (6-3-1, 3-1-1) found it hard to kick start its offense today and fell to Hope International (8-2-1, 4-0) by a score of 2-0 in a Golden State Athletic Conference affair.

“We definitely were thin with Cody Howen, Tanner Wolf and Patrick Wynne all out of the line-up” acknowledged Wolf. “We had to do some shifting and shaking. I thought we produced some pretty reasonable football during the course of the game but couldn’t quite produce enough in the final third of the field. We have three critical pieces in terms of final third activity and Cody and Tanner are two of the three.”

Complicating the thin lineup was playing in triple-digit temperatures on a turf field.

“We need the weather to cool down,” said Wolf. “It has been a very warm 10 games this season. The conditions were really hard today.”

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