Daily Pilot

College Roundup: Vanguard baseball splits

Host Vanguard University won the second game, 9-1, after dropping the opener, 5-2, against Westmont in Golden State Athletic Conference play on Saturday. more

Men’s Basketball: Lions handle Eagles

Saturday, the Lions play host to No. 23-ranked Hope International, which already knocked off Concordia and is coming off a second-place regular-season conference finish last year to Westmont. The game tips off at 7:30. more

Women’s Basketball: No. 1 Lions respond: Reigning NAIA champion Westmont makes second-half run, but Ballestero-led Vanguard prevails on road.

In a hostile Westmont gym in which they had lost two straight against the two-time defending Golden State Athletic Conference champion that claimed its first NAIA crown last season, the Lions pulled away for a 77-71 triumph that solidifies the Costa Mesa school’s status as national championship contender. more

College Roundup: VU women dominate

The Lions visit reigning GSAC and NAIA champion Westmont on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Westmont (11-4, 2-0) is ranked No. 12. more

Faulkner: Trio makes VU title threat

A challenge is expected from No. 8-ranked Westmont (8-4), the defending NAIA and GSAC champion which lost two-time NAIA and GSAC Player of the Year Tugce Canitez, a 6-2 center, to graduation. more

College Roundup: OCC women’s XC wins So Cal Championships: Womens Soccer

Westmont 4, Vanguard 0

SANTA BARBARA — The visiting Lions were blanked for the third time this season by the Warriors in the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday.

The win propels No. 3-ranked Westmont (15-0-3) into the title game on Friday at Concordia. more

Women’s Soccer: VU’s Davidson shares honor

Davidson, the GSAC Player of the Year and a first-team NAIA All-American as a junior after transferring from a community college in Arizona, has 11 goals and seven assists for the No. 11-ranked Lions, who take a 15-3 record into Thursday’s GSAC Tournament semifinal at Westmont. more

Women’s Soccer: VU’s Davidson shares honor

Westmont senior goalkeeper Lindsey Smith shared Player of the Year laurels with Davidson, while Concordia’s Chris Gould is the Coach of the Year. more

Women’s Basketball Preview: Lions primed for title run

GSAC member Westmont last season joined Azusa Pacific (2012) as NAIA champions from the SoCal conference in which Vanguard has wound up on top 10 of the last 16 seasons. more

Women’s Soccer: Lions move on to semis Defender McCutcheon scores lone goal to help Vanguard earn third shot at Westmont.

“I am so proud of [McCutcheon],” Dodge said after her performance propelled the No. 3-seeded Lions into Thursday’s semifinal at No. 2-seeded and No. 3-ranked Westmont. more