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Westmont College twice rallied from deficits Wednesday but had no answer to two late Yvonne Ploeg goals and saw its season come to an end with a 4-2 loss to No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in the NAIA women’s soccer quarterfinals in Orange Beach, Ala. more

UCSB PAIR SNAGGED RIGHT AWAY: Schmetz, Baiden among locals taken in MLS SuperDraft

Schmetz, 23, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound defender from Düsseldorf, Germany, was UCSB’s backline leader, and the Gauchos struggled after a knee injury ended his senior season in late October. Schmetz, who played as a freshman at Santa Barbara-based NAIA school Westmont, was a three-year starter at UCSB. He was limited by injury to eight games as a junior. more

2013’S BIGGEST STORIES No. 10: College success

Azusa Pacific’s women (16-3-1) won the Pacific West Conference title, but the Cougars, finishing their transition from the NAIA, aren’t eligible for the NCAA Division II playoffs until next year. So they went off to the National Christian College Association of America tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., and pulled out four victories — with a 2-1 overtime decision over Dallas Baptist in the final — to claim their second national title.

Westmont’s women (17-2-5) reached the NAIA women’s final, losing to Concordia, Ore. more

NCCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Azusa Pacific women romp into semifinals

Westmont 1, Davenport, Mich. 0:
 The second-seeded Warriors (17-1-4), from Santa Barbara, advanced to the semifinals at the NAIA women’s championship in Orange Beach, Ala., toppling seventh-seeded Davenport (19-3-1) on an overtime own goal.

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS Concordia advances to women’s quarterfinals

No. 2 seed Westmont (16-1-4), from Santa Barbara, will face in the quarterfinals seventh-seeded Davenport, Mich. (19-2-1), a 3-2 overtime winner over Cumberland, Tenn. Wednesday’s other games are Concordia, Ore. (19-1-1) against Embry-Riddle, Fla. (16-4-1) and Northwood, Fla. (16-1-1) against Robert Morris, Ill. (15-4-1). more

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS Westmont women push into quarterfinal

Westmont, from Santa Barbara, had chances for a second goal early in the second half, but Alison Hensley fired wide on a 59th-minute penalty kick after Hornibrook was taken down in the RedHawks’ box, and Kaci Mexico’s 65th-minute goal on header from a free kick was waved off for a disputed foul. more