Presidio Sports

WSoc: Lillywhite sparks Westmont in NAIA opener

Brooke Lillywhite had career day for Westmont, having a hand in all the scoring in a 5-0 win over Ottawa, Kan., in a first-round match of the NAIA women’s national soccer tournament at Thorrington Field on Saturday. …more

MBK: Westmont overtaken down the stretch

Westmont missed some shots down the stretch and came up short against Cal State Dominguez Hills, 73-65, in a nonconference men’s basketball game on Friday night in Carson.

“I think we played a nice game for a good portion of the time, we just couldn’t close the door,” Westmont coach John Moore said. “We had a few six- and eight-point leads, but I think our inexperience came back to haunt us. We had a couple of missed free throws and layups.” …more

WSoc: Westmont opens NAIA tourney against Ottawa

Westmont women’s soccer team, ranked fourth in the final NAIA National Coaches Poll, has been seeded seventh in the NAIA National Championship and will host Ottawa of Kansas (12-2-6) in an opening-round game on Saturday. Kick-off has been scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Braves have not lost since September 24 when they fell 2-0 to Baker (Kan.) – the only common opponent between Westmont and Ottawa. Westmont defeated Baker 2-0 on August 30 in a game played on Thorrington Field. …more

MBK: Westmont falls short against San Bernardino

Five players scored in double figures for the Westmont men’s basketball team but it still wasn’t enough against a solid Cal State San Bernardino team as the Warriors fell 81-77 on Saturday night.

“Tonight we played the CCAA Champions from last year– one of the top Division II programs here in California,” Westmont coach John Moore said. “They have won the CCAA Championship nine of the last thirteen years. So, next to Cal Poly Pomona, they will be one of the top teams in CCAA this year.” more

WSoc: Westmont wins first GSAC tourney title for Kiely

Goals by Tiffany Dimaculangan and Sofia Smati led fifth-ranked Westmont to a 2-1 win over No.10 Vanguard in the championship match of the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Friday at Thorrington Field.

The title gives Westmont (15-3) the GSAC’s automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship. …more

MBK: Slow start costs Westmont at Pomona

Westmont fell behind 22-0 at Cal Poly Pomona and never recovered, falling 85-62 in a nonconference men’s basketball game on Friday night.

The Warriors scored their first points 5:55 into the game on a 3-pointer by freshman Jerry Karczewski. more

WSoc: Westmont wins first GSAC tourney title for Kiely

Goals by Tiffany Dimaculangan and Sofia Smati led fifth-ranked Westmont to a 2-1 win over No.10 Vanguard in the championship match of the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Friday at Thorrington Field.

The title gives Westmont (15-3) the GSAC’s automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship. more

WVB: Westmont takes set from No. 3 Concordia

IRVINE – In a high energy match, the Westmont women’s volleyball team took a game off of #3 Concordia tonight in Irvine. Despite the eventual loss (25-16, 14-25, 23-25, 23-25), the Warriors put up a fight against a nationally ranked team who has a history of beating down teams in three quick games.

When you are taking the court against a team like Concordia, everything comes down to one thing: defense. It is crucial that the front row puts up a strong, solid block and touches more ball than not. Tonight, the Warriors did just that. With a high block count, they were able to slow down the heavy hitting offense that was continually coming at them. In the second to last match of her collegiate career, senior Ciena Colburn lead the team with six block touches and was closely followed by pin hitter Sydney Striff who earned five. more

WBK: Oregon handles Westmont with ease

For the second Sunday in a row, Westmont Women’s Basketball (2-0) played an exhibition game against a PAC-12 opponent. Today, the Warriors played at Oregon (0-0) and fell 81-44.

The Warriors’ Kristin Karr opened the scoring with a three-point bucket and later added two free throws to give Westmont a 5-2 lead just over two minutes into the opening frame. The Ducks responded with a layup by Jillian Alleyne and a three-pointer by Lexi Bando to take a 7-5 advantage. more

XC: Westmont women win first GSAC title in 15 years

The Westmont women won their first GSAC Cross Country Championship since 1999 on Saturday at Central Park in Santa Clarita.

It’s the 12th conference title in school history. Russell Smelley was honored as the 2014 GSAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, his fifth such conference honor, including men’s cross country and track & field. The Warriors, which placed seven runners in the top 20, scored 41 points followed by The Master’s with 54 and Biola with 78. more