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Dos Pueblos Water Polo Star Ryann Neushul Follows Sisters to Stanford

Her sisters were standout water polo players at Stanford. So, would Dos Pueblos senior Ryann Neushul follow the same path to The Farm. The answer on National Letter Intent Day was yes. Neushul made it official on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday, signing to attend Stanford during a ceremony at Dos Pueblos. … “After coaching at Westmont for year, he talked my name up with the head coach back there,” Coffey said. more

Jackie Lopez’s Goal is Enough for Westmont to Advance to GSAC Soccer Final

Senior midfielder Jackie Lopez scored off a cross from senior Haley Parzoko into the goal in the 47th minute and NAIA No. 9 Westmont Women’s Soccer held on for a 1-0 win over No. 15 The Master’s (14-5-1) in a Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal game at Vanguard on Wednesday afternoon. more

Free-Throw Shooting Leads Westmont Men’s Basketball Past La Sierra

Westmont Men’s Basketball made 29 of 34 free throws and defeated the Golden Eagles of La Sierra 81-70. “I think we just didn’t play collectively well. We’re still finding ourselves,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “Collectively, we just aren’t as good as we need to be at this point,  that’s partially because we have so many new guys.” more

Athletic Round Table: Short Bus Trip Could Make Big Difference for Westmont Men’s Soccer

Westmont hosts the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament this week, and coach Dave Wolf has a plan to get his team to play better at home. “We’ve actually struggled a little bit at home this year,” Wolf explained at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press conference at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “We were much better on the road, so I’m going to trick my team into believing they’re playing an away game on Thursday. I’m going to rent a Santa Barbara Air Bus and they’re going to drive us 100 feet from the locker room to our game field.” more

Ethan Parrish, Jason Teng, Madison Funk, Emma Fraser Honored as Athletes of the Week

The Dos Pueblos boys water polo team is on an impressive run at the end of the season. And a big reason for it has been the play of senior Jason Teng and sophomore Ethan Parrish. … The female honorable mention choices for the past week are Pisci Abrego (Laguna Blanca cross country), Alison Minnich (Dos Pueblos volleyball) and Taylor Beckman (Westmont volleyball). more

This Week in Local Sports

It’s a week of postseason action. On Wednesday, the Dos Pueblos boys water polo team plays Servite in the CIF-SS Division 3 semifinals at the Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine. In soccer, the Westmont men’s and women’s teams play in the semifinals of the GSAC Tournament. The women play The Master’s on Wednesday at Vanguard while the men host the tournament and also play The Master’s on Thursday at 2 p.m. more

Westmont Goes Unbeaten in GSAC Volleyball for 2nd Straight Year

For the second year in a row, Westmont Volleyball finished the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season undefeated. With a 3-1 win over Menlo on Saturday afternoon, the NAIA sixth-ranked Warriors concluded the regular season with a record of 30-3 overall and 14-0 in GSAC play. The Warriors now have a 30-match conference winning streak. more

Second-Half Defense is Difference in Westmont Basketball Win

Westmont Men’s Basketball defeated Occidental by a score of 69-62 on Saturday in Los Angeles. It was a second half defensive effort that ended up being the difference for the Warriors. Occidental came out of the gate shooting extremely well. In the first half, they shot 58.6 percent from the floor and led by as much as seven. The score at halftime was 38-33 in favor of Occidental. more

Freshmen Lead the Way for Westmont Women in 86-44 Rout

Red-shirt freshman Madison Kast had a near perfect shooting night and tallied 19 points while true freshman Cassidy Tiegs tacked on 18 more, leading NAIA seventh-ranked Westmont to an 86-44 rout over Multnomah in a nonconference women’s basketball game on Saturday in Portland, Ore. more

Westmont’s Michael Oldach Wins GSAC Cross Country Title

Sophomore Michael Oldach became just the second Westmont men’s cross country runner to win the GSAC Individual Championship. On a drizzly morning, Oldach completed the 8,000-meter race in a time of 24:39.7 to claim first place. more

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