Presidio Sports

MSoc: Westmont knocked off in GSAC Tournament

The season has come to a premature end for Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-6-2) which fell to The Master’s (10-8-1) in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. The Mustangs scored a goal in each half to claim a 2-1 win and move on to the semifinals where they will match up with top-seeded Hope International (13-4-1).

“I have seen today’s game before,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Between the boxes, I thought we played beautifully. There wasn’t a game this year that I didn’t enjoy watching our team play. But in the end, if you can’t turn good territorial play – good possession and good passing rhythm – into goals, then you are going to see games like today.” more

WVB: Westmont falls short of Biola

The Westmont women’s volleyball team was able to run away with one game against No.4 Biola but could not contain Amy Weststeyn as the Warriors were ousted in four sets, 19-25, 25-27, 25-23, and 18-25 on Tuesday. more

WSoc: Westmont to host San Diego Christian in semifinal

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Westmont (13-2) has learned its opponent for Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer semifinal game. The Warriors will host the Hawks of San Diego Christian (7-8-2). Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

The sixth-seeded Hawks earned their way into the GSAC Tournament by defeating #20 Concordia (11-7-1) on the final day of the regular season. In today’s first round game, San Diego Christian upset #12 The Master’s by a score of 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. more

WSoc: Lillywhite’s five goals sets Westmont scoring record

ROCKLIN – It ended with a 6-0 win by #6 Westmont Women’s Soccer (13-3, 6-2 GSAC) over William Jessup (6-11, 1-8). It ended with a recorded setting performance as Brooke Lillywhite tallied five of the Warriors six goals on seven shots. It ended with at least a share of the GSAC Regular Season Championship.

It started before the team took the field. It started in a team room down from the athletic offices of Westmont’s host. It started with singing that drew the William Jessup coaches and administrators out of their offices. more

Priester taking new Santa Barbara Track Club to elite territory

A Gold Medal at the Thorpe Cup, two athletes on the podium at the USA Track & Field Championships, hosting the world-record holder in the decathlon… it’s been that kind of year for the newly formed Santa Barbara Track Club. At the reigns is Josh Priester, a multi-events coach with the vision of establishing Santa Barbara as an elite training destination for some of the world’s best track & field athletes. … SBTC’s effort to connect with the local Santa Barbara community has been expressed by establishing multiple All-Comers Meets at Westmont College this summer and hosting a summer youth camp. more

Santa Barbara, Westmont to host Special Olympians from around world

The City of Santa Barbara announced Wednesday that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games “Host Town” program from July 21-24, 2015, and Westmont College will offer housing and training facilities for the athletes. … Westmont College has agreed to provide housing and training facilities for the 100 visiting Special Olympics athletes. more

Odell turns over San Marcos coaching reins to Boucher

Dave Odell said the time was right for him to hand over the coaching reins of the San Marcos boys varsity basketball team. Odell stepped down after two years at the helm, guiding the Royals to back-to-back CIF playoff appearances, including the 3-AA quarterfinals in 2013. Assistant coach Landon Boucher will take over the position. Boucher, like Odell, played his college basketball at Westmont. more

Fifteen Chargers continuing athletic careers in college

Tyler Bradford took the traveling element out of his college choice, making the decision to stay in Santa Barbara and compete for Westmont College. more

SB swimmer’s moving words lift spirits of coach Walsh

Westmont survived the desert heat, swept Arizona Christian in Phoenix last week and find themselves in the hunt for first place in the GSAC.

Coach Robert Ruiz said the team can finish in first place or fifth after this weekend’s regular-season series finale against The Master’s at Russ Carr Field. With a record of 33-14, the Warriors’ next win will tie the program record for most wins in a season. more

CBB: Westmont continues to roll

PHOENIX — Westmont Baseball completed a season sweep of Golden State Athletic Conference opponent Arizona Christian by taking both ends of a doubleheader on Thursday at Firestorm Field. The Warriors won the opening game 11-2 and rallied to win the second game 17-8.

The Warriors (33-14, 20-13 GSAC) are now one win away from tying the program record for most wins in a single season. The 1989 team, coached by John Kirkgard, posted a record of 34-16. more