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12 Team Blocks, WC Wins 3-1

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10_Vb_TeamSat., Oct. 30, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
Santa Barbra, Calif. -- San Diego Christian (8-17, 1-15 GSAC) fell on Saturday night to Westmont College (12-13, 6-10 GSAC), posting 12 team blocks in one of their closer matches, taking the Warriors to 4 sets (25-23, 17-25, 23-25, 20-25).

Lauren Howard led the Hawks in kills, hitting a .333 clip for 12 kills. She also posted 2 block assists, 3 aces and 5 digs. Sigourney Rockmore had 11 kills behind Howard, also recording 2 block assists. The blocking highlights for SDC came from senior Rachel Blair who had three solo blocks, a block assist and 8 kills and Shelby Broberg who had 6 block assists and a solo block. Libero Jessica Brazynetz had 11 digs in the Hawk effort.

SDC finished well in the first set, getting the upper end of the tied scores in the 20's. Having been in the lead from the first serve, SDC had a 6 point lead at 17-11. Westmont then went on a 8-2 run to tie the score at 19. It was tight through the remaning points as the Warriors went up by two at 22-20 on back to back kills. A kill by Rockmore tied the game at 23, fourth tie in 7 plays. Two errors from the Warriors pushed the Hawks to a first set win.

Set two had the Warriors hitting .400, swooping out to a 10-4 lead and a eventual 25-17 win. SDC got 9 kills off, hitting .161 in the second.

SDC's effort to keep Westmont within reach in the third came up short in the final points. Westmont had control through 19-13, when a three point series for the Hawks brought them within three. The Warriors then widened the gap again to 23-18. Rockmore put away a kill to start the 4-point run bringing SDC within one at 23-22, but Westmont nudged the Hawks off for the final two points they needed for the 25-23 win.

Westmont clinched their 12th win in the fourth, pulling away early and maintaining a healthy gap for the 25-20 win.

San Diego Christian comes home for their second to last home match of the year against No. 10 Concordia University on Tuesday (Nov. 2) beginning at 7:00pm.

4-2 HIU, Final Game

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FI_news2Sat., Oct. 30, 2010 [Box Score][Final Stats]
Fullerton, Calif. -- San Diego Christian (1-14-1, 0-10 GSAC) closed out their season with a 4-2 loss on Saturday to Hope International University. Hope International (9-8-1, 4-5-1 GSAC) finishes the regular season on an upnote, making the GSAC playoffs for the first time in the school's history.

SDC couldn't put away their chances in the first, scoring their first goal on a successful penalty kick from Cesar Cruz in the 59th minute. At that point, HIU lead 2-1, adding another at the 69th minute mark. SDC looked to be making a comeback when they connected off of Freddy Irigoyen (pictured left) long throw. Brent Oglesby was credited with the header goal that brought the Hawks within 1 with 12 minutes remaning in regulation.

HIU put the insurance goal away on a misguided clearance in the 87th minute, deflating the Hawks chances of tying the game and taking the Royals into overtime.

SDC had thirteen shots to HIU's 14, giving three saves to HIU keeper Tyler Golden. Alex Cozzi had three saves in the net for the Hawks in the second.

Senior Luke Shankula ended his four year career with the Hawks having played in 61 games. He had 6 total goals (2 gm winners) and 1 assist for 13 points.

Cesar Cruz (15 gms) and Brent Oglesby (16 gms) led the Hawks with 2 goals each. Cruz also recorded an assist during the season. Freddy Irigoyen, the Hawks assist leader, finished with 2 assists.

In goal, the Hawks collected 85 saves, giving up 42 goals in 1456 minutes.

Season Ender, HIU Wins

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team_WS_newsSat., Oct. 30, 2010 [Box Score][Final Stats]
Fullerton, Calif. -- The Hawks ended their 2010 season at Hope International University on Saturday, falling 4-1 to the Royals (6-8-3, 1-6-3 GSAC). SDC finishes the season with a 4-11-3 overall record and eleventh in the Golden State Athletic Conference with a record of 0-8-2.

Down 2-0 into the second half, the Hawks looked to put a goal on the board. In the 56th minute, a pass in the box from Christy James to Hannah Waggoner allowed them to do just that. But to the Hawks demise, the Royals would hold them scoreless for the remainder and tack on two more goals themselves by games end.

Waggoner rounded out her junior season leading the Hawks with 7 goals (14 pts). Junior Nicole Quintanilla came in second with four goals, 2 assists (10 pts) with two of her goals on the books as game winners.

Senior Sarah Le ended her college career with the Hawks having played in 36 games totaling 2 goals, 4 assists and 8 points. Senior Clare Wohlfeil wrapped up her time at SDC with 4 goals, 3 assists and 11 pts in 36 games and Bianca Silva, also a senior, had 2 goals and 1 assist (5 pts) in 35 games.

Last but not least, senior Goalkeeper Emily Garbez closed out her four years with the Hawks, having played in 51 games. She recorded 237 saves and allowed 77 goals in her 3,351 minutes in goal.

Season Opener Exhibition, No. 10 Westminster

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BRobinsonWed., Oct. 27, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- No. 10 Westminster College (1-0, 0-0 FC) out of Salt Lake City, Utah scooped up the 81-73 win over the Hawks in an exhibition contest on Friday. Despite the loss, San Diego Christian (0-0, 0-0 GSAC) opens the season encouraged, anticipating the coming GSAC schedule.

Junior transfer Brittany Robinson finished 7-12 from the field, 5-9 from three point land for 20 points. She also posted 2 rebounds, 3 assist and 4 steals. Lone senior Melissa Villalobos was 6-11 for 11 points, 2-2 from the line and had 3 assists and 6 steals.

The Hawks took the lead from the tip-off, going up 14-8 on a jumper by Freshman Heather Serven six minutes in. Westminster inched their way back, taking their first lead of the game, 18-17, with nine minutes left. The Griffins would maintain the lead, distancing themselves by as many as seven points. Six team steals and eight of Villalobos' fifteen points came in the last nine minutes, as the Hawks cut the Griffin lead to two at by the half, 37-35.

Villalobos and Robinson carried the Hawks in the first, scoring 12 and 11 points respectively. Westminster's Dani Evans had 18 points, going 9-14 and 4-6 from behind the 3-point line for 24 points by games end.

WC extended their lead to five on an opening three-pointer by Allie Eastman who had the second highest point total for the Griffins with 17. With 14:27 left, SDC capped off an 18-6 run with a Robinson three-pointer, showing a seven point lead. It looked promising for the Hawks, but the two-time defending Frontier Conference champions came from behind, building a 12-point lead and the eventual 81-73 win.

Both the Hawks and Griffins shot 15-24 (62.5%) from the field in the second half. Westminster shot 21-23 from the line (91.3%) while SDC was 7-11 in free throws.

The Hawks go on a long stretch of road games over the next weeks, kicking it off with Pacific Union College. Tip-off is scheduled for Friday, November 5, at 12:00pm in Angwin, California. 


5-1 Loss to No. 16 CUI

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HW_news12Wed., Oct. 27, 2010 [Box Score]
Irvine, Calif. -- It was a rough outing in Irvine on Friday afternoon as the Hawks (4-10-3, 0-7-2 GSAC) played their rescheduled game against the No. 16 Concordia Irvine Eagles (10-4-3, 5-2-2 GSAC), falling 5-1.

Hannah Waggoner's (pictured left) sixth goal of the season put the Hawks up 1-0 with 31 seconds left in the first. Clare Wohlfeil was credited with her second assist on the goal. The lead was short lived as CUI's Alyssa McDonald, who would score a hat trick by games end, evened the game in the 53rd minute. McDonald's game winner went in the 57th minute, followed by three more goals (61, 66, 87) to give CUI home field advantage in the first round of GSAC.

SDC keeper Katelyn Ogle had 7 saves in the first half and Emily Garbez took the brunt of the Eagles punch posting 5 saves in the second.

With one game remaning in the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season play, the Hawks will finish out their season at Hope International University on Saturday, October 30 starting at 12:00pm.

Last Home Game Goes to CBU

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FZ_10Wed., Oct. 27, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The No. 8 California Baptist University Lancers (14-2, 8-1 GSAC) handed the Hawks a 6-0 loss in the last San Diego Christian College (1-13-1, 0-9 GSAC) home game on Wednesday.

It was uneventful opening 20 minutes, with an evenly played game taking place in the middle of the field. During that time, CBU had breaks at goal, but only recorded 6 shots out of their opportunities. Their goal drought didn't last long when a mistimed step-in in the box by a Hawk defender gave CBU a penalty kick in the 20th minute that they would take a 1-0 lead on. Nine minutes later, Heitor Santarem's patience at the top of the 18 paid off as he cracked one far post to put the Lancers up by 2.

The Hawks had their looks at goal in the second, often taking one pass to many, allowing CBU defenders to step in. SDC's Frank Zimmerman (pictured left) kept it from being 3-0 in the 37th minute when he deflected a CBU shot on the goal line. CBU would put away four goals in the 60, 69, 83 and 87 minutes, finishing the game having taken 23 shots.

SDC had three shots on Lancer keepers, totaling 8 on the day and Hawks keeper Bojan Maric finished with 5 saves in the SDC net.

SDC's last game of 2010 is on Saturday, October 30th at Hope International University. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30pm at CSU Fullerton.

2nd McCalmont Double-Double

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Tues., Oct. 26, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Kim McCalmont with her second double-doule of the season totalled 11 kills (.250), 14 digs and one ace in the 3-0 loss on Tuesday to the No. 14 ranked Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions. The Hawks drop to an overall record of 8-16, and a 1-14 record in GSAC while the Sea Lions improve to 14-10 overall, 8-7 in conference.

Lauren Howard had 8 digs, 1 solo block and a block assist and Jessica Brazynetz finished with 8 digs. Setters Cassidy Mertens and Rachel Allen had 15 and 12 assists respectively.

The lead teetered back and forth in the opening set with Loma propelling to an eventual 17-11 lead starting with three aces from Nicole Eiler. SDC had Loma stalled at 24 for three points, but PLNU pushed out the last point, ending the set at 25-18. PLNU hit .400 with 18 kills in the first.

In set two, Alyssa Pitkin served the first 7 straight points. On McCalmont's serve at 6-12, the Hawks brought themselves within 2 on errors by the Sea Lions. Unfortunately Loma would recover from the setback taking the Sea Lions to a 25-14 win.

Set three was the best overall set for the Hawks, but they were nudged out of a win by the Sea Lions at set point, 25-23. SDC took a 10-8 lead on a series of Sea Lion attack errors, stretching their lead to 5, 16-11, on Allen's one ace of the night. Pitkin's serve pulled the Sea Lions within one on an ace, tying it up on the next point at 18. It was tight to the end as kills by Howard, Sigourney Rockmore and McCalmont balanced out the Sea Lion's two blocks, keeping them neck and neck to 23-23. Loma took the set and match on the final two points.

SDC travels to Westmont College on Saturday (Oct. 30) to play the Warriors at 7:00pm in Santa Barbra.

Quintanilla Breaks SDC Goal Drought

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NQ2_newsTues., Oct. 26, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat
El Cajon, Calif. -- Junior Nicole Quintanilla (pictured left) put away two unassisted goals in the Hawks (4-9-3, 0-6-2 GSAC) 4-2 loss on Tuesday to the No. 10 ranked California Baptist University Lancers (11-4-1, 5-3-1 GSAC). The goals are the Hawks first since playing Point Loma Nazarene in the beginning of October.

SDC took a few minutes to find their feet in the back as they were missing three from their original starting line up due to injuries from Saturday's APU game. While the Hawks sorted it out, CBU worked the ball in the SDC half, taking five shots with two being on frame. On their 6th shot, Kylee Nicassio one touched a cross in near post for their first goal in the 17th minute. CBU scored again in the 34th and 37th minutes, carrying the 3-0 lead into the half.

Junior Katelyn Ogle had 5 saves in the 8 shots taken on her, 14 total by the Lancers. Nicoline Jorgensen had two shots on her in the first.

With the 3-0 cushion, Cal Baptist played with composure, but less urgency than in the first half, giving room for Quintanilla (56) to rock a shot from twenty yards out that tucked under the crossbar, right over Jorgensen's reach. CBU then scored ten minutes later on a deep shot that skipped right under SDC keeper Emily Garbez who had 6 saves in the half.

SDC's second and final goal came in the 69th minute off a foul 40 yards out. Quintanilla took the free kick, teeing up for her second goal of the game on a high floating shot that slipped through Jorgensen's grip.

The Hawks have a make up game on Friday, October 29 at Concordia University at 1:00pm and then turn around on Saturday (Oct. 30) to play their final game of the season at Hope International University in Fullerton.

Second Half Woes, APU Win

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news1Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Bianca Silva, Clare Wohlfeil, Emily Garbez (pictured left) and Sarah Le (pictured below) were honored before Saturday's contest with No. 3 Azusa Pacific University (12-1-2, 7-1-1 GSAC). It was the last weekend home game of 2010 that the Hawks (4-8-3, 0-5-2 GSAC) unfortunately dropped 2-0 to the Cougars.

It was a defensively based game for the Hawks who held the nationally ranked Cougars to only three shots on goal in the first half. APU worked to find a rythum, but were unsuccessful until a free kick in the 50th minute.

The SDC foul set up a header pass by Kelsey Walker that Jacquline Conforto one touched to break the 0-0 tie. SDC continued to play tight in the back through the physical APU challenges, hoping to even the score.

But before the Hawks could put one away, another goal snuck in on a cross from Natalie Sun to the head of Laura Feehs in the 84th minute.

Senior Emily Garbez came out of the goal with 8 saves in 81 minutes. The Cougars finished with 23 shots, 10 on goal while SDC had four shots, but none reaching the hands of keeper Alexa Douglas.

The Hawks host the California Baptist University Lancers on Tuesday, October 26th beginning at 3:00pm.

No. 20 APU Wins 2-1

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Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Senior Day at San Diego Christian (1-12-1, 0-8 GSAC) honored the Hawks lone senior, Luke Shankula, who had spent four years with SDC soccer. Unfortunately, the Hawks fell 2-1 to the No. 20 Azusa Pacific University Cougars (13-3-1, 6-2-1 GSAC). Despite the loss, the Hawks had something to celebrate alongside Shankula's four year stint - solid play and a quality goal against a nationally ranked team.

APU played calmly through the middle, avoiding a few over the top ball attacks in the first thanks to their 6-foot back line. But in the 12th minute, APU was knocked off their game when SDC's Frank Zimmerman scored on a diving header in the box on a low cross from Salvador Velazquez. Zimmerman's goal broke the 460 minute stretch of the Hawks holding a lead in a game.

As play continued, it was apparent that the normal APU height advantage was diminished. The Cougars took time to adjust to the wet conditions that last weeks rain left behind while, SDC's low center of gravity kept them on their feet.Once they found their footing, an unfortunate turn of events gave APU their confidence back, tying the game at one in the 25th minute when the referee awarded them a penalty kick.

SDC was antsy on the through ball, finding themselves offside 7 times. APU had ten corner kick and multiple set piece opportunities, but threaded the game winner in the 82nd minute during the flow of play.

SDC's Bojan Maric (pictured above) finished with 12 legitimate saves in goal. Maric kept the Hawks in the game with quick reactions on the Cougars 14 shots on goal (23 shots total).

California Baptist University comes to El Cajon for the Hawks final home game of the season on Wednesday, October 27, starting at 3:00pm.

Tough Night, CBU Win

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cm_newsSat., Oct. 23, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College (8-15, 1-13 GSAC) took on the No. 6 California Baptist University Lancers (24-4, 11-3 GSAC) at Steele Canyon HS on Saturday night, falling 25-12, 25-15, 25-15.

Rachel Blair led the team with 10 digs. Sigourney Rockmore had 2 kills, 2 aces, 4 digs and 2 block assists. Cassidy Mertens (pictured left) had 13 assists, Shelby Broberg put up a solo block and two block assists, and Lauren Howard topped out the kills for the Hawks with five.

It was a rough night across the board for SDC, who stayed with CBU through the first 7 points of the first and second set, but couldn't find footing after the 7-7 tie. SDC had trouble surfacing to a positive hitting percentage through all three sets, while Cal Baptist hit a team .355, posting 10.5 blocks.

SDC plays No. 14 Point Loma Nazarene University on Tuesday (Oct. 26) at 7:00pm.

Lady Hawks Place 8th at Biola

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Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 [MW Results]
Orange, Calif. -- On a traditionally tough course, the Hawks women placed 8th with a average time of 20:54.08 at the Biola Invitational at Irvine Park, California. Out of the 124 runners, SDC's Hannah Lettau (pictured left) placed 63rd, running 20:23.2.

Jackilyn Lowry put up a time of 20:32.5, placing 70th and Katarina Medici placed 86th with at time of 21:16.3. Jessica Smith from Simon Fraser picked up the win with a 17:39.0 time on the 5K course.

For the men, Will Graham finished the 8K course in 28:27.1, over a minute faster than his time on the course last year.

The Hawks will run in the GSAC Championships on Saturday, November 6 in Fresno, California.

Rockmore, Double-Double vs APU

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Tues., Oct. 19, 2010 [Box Score]
Azusa, Calif. -- It was an encouraging match for San Diego Christian (8-14, 1-12 GSAC) on Tuesday against the No. 13 Azusa Pacific University Cougars (22-4, 9-4 GSAC) despite the 3-1 loss (12-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-10).

Rockmore, led the Hawks with 15 digs and 11 kills, recording her first double-double of her career. Lauren Howard was the kill leader with 12. She also had 9 digs, three block assists and an ace. Cassidy Mertens had a season high, 29 assists and Shelby Broberg had a season high 4 solo blocks and 3 block assists in the match.

The Hawks have a knack for coming alive in the second set, regardless of the opponent. In the last four games, SDC has won or been within four of their opposition. The story was so against the Cougars. The Hawks hit .361

Broberg blocked APU out of their first potential lead in the second, posting 2 solo blocks. The Hawks led until APU evened the set at 12-12, then again at 13 and 14. A series of three Howard kills broke the final tie, giving SDC the 17-14 lead. The Cougars attempted to sneak back, but met two more blocks from Kim McCalmont/Valaree Bergmann and Broberg/Howard with the Hawks finishing them off with two kills.

The other sets were similiar in that APU pulled away near early double-digits building a considerable gap the Hawks couldn't catch up to.

SDC plays again on October 23 (Saturday) at 7:00pm against California Baptist University. The game has been moved from the Ryan Athletic Center to the Steele Canyon High School gymnasium.

Hawks Fall 2-0 to CUI

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Tues., Oct. 19, 2010 [Box Score]
Irvine, Calif. -- In stormy weather, the Hawks (1-11-1, 0-7 GSAC) traveled to play the Concordia University Eagles (7-6-1, 2-4-1 GSAC), falling 2-0.

It was a scoreless match through the half, until CUI's Neil Anaya put a ball in past the keeper from 12 yards out in the 57th minute. CUI Mickey Mendoza put the insurance goal in on a hooking shot in the 74th minute to seal the game.

San Diego Christian was outshot 21-10 by the Eagles. They did, however have more shots on goal (8-6), but Mike Radchuk got a hand on all eight. Bojan Maric had four saves in the net for SDC.

SDC will honor their senior on Saturday starting at 3:00pm in their second to last home game against No. 20 Azusa Pacific University.

Postponed, Lightning

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Tues., Oct. 19, 2010
Irvine, Calif. -- The women's soccer game against Concordia University was suspended on Tuesday night in the 56th minute due to lightning. Because the game did not reach the 70th minute, the game will be replayed from the beginning at a date to be determined.

Concordia's Audrey McKay scored in the 24th minute on a shot from 30 yards out to take the lead. Hannah Waggoner put the equalizer away for the Hawks in the 49th minute, only to have the game called minutes later, voiding both goals from season totals.

SDC will host No. 3 Azusa Pacific University on Senior Day, Saturday, October 23 at 1:00pm.

SDC Hits .421 in 2nd vs FPU

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10_Vb_TeamSat., Oct. 16, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -- No. 1 Fresno Pacific University (21-0, 11-0 GSAC) lengthened their win streak to 64 matches with the 3-0 win over San Diego (8-13, 1-11 GSAC) 25-13, 25-21, 24-15.

Highlights for the Hawks included hitting .421 in the second set, leading 14-11 over FPU. The Sunbirds stepped up to their challenge, hitting .550 to counter the Hawks 12 kills.

Kim McCalmont held the overall stats for the night with 8 kills and 2 solo blocks and 2 block assists. Lauren Howard had 9 kills, hitting a .304 clip with an ace, Jessica Brazynetz had the team high dig count with 6 and Cassidy Mertens had 23 assists and 2 kills.

Fresno ran the floor in the first set, where SDC hit .042 with 7 kills, three from Howard. The third set had SDC with a one point lead at 3-2, but a mix of Sunbird kills and SDC errors let the lead slip leading to the FPU win.

FPU setter Emily Carroll had 38 assists and three Sunbirds had double-digit kills. Martina Gregusova led the game with 13, hitting a .500 clip, and Lisa Schilling hit .615 with 10 kills and 2 errors in 13 attempts.

No. 13 Azusa Pacific hosts the Hawks on Tuesday, October 19 as the second half of the GSAC schedule continues.

Maric, Big Saves Keep Hawks Close

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dc_newsSat., Oct. 16, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Despite the 2-0 loss to Fresno Pacific University on Saturday, the Hawks were encouraged as they put together their best showing of 2010 season. SDC played 65 minutes of comeptitive, high energy soccer only to find that two untimely mistakes would allow the Sunbirds to clinch their fifth GSAC win. SDC is now 1-10-1 overall and 0-6 in conference. Fresno improves to 8-5 overall and 5-1 in GSAC.

Fresno's size was daunting, but SDC's speed and effort from the kickoff put the Hawks even with the Sunbirds. SDC keeper Bojan Maric came up big in the fourth minute on FPU's dangerous one on one opportunity, with a split second reaction save on the six. (Dylan Chavez pictured left)

SDC connected well through the middle during the first half, just shy of a finishing on multiple occasions. They held the 0-0 tie to the half, also not committing a foul in the entire first half, while FPU recorded 12 themselves.

In the 63rd minute, Jordan Abad rocked a shot that FPU keeper Gildardo Villaruel made an leaping save that tipped Abad's shot off the crossbar. FPU cut through the silence in the 65th minute when Gustavo Da Silva put away a misdirected clearance near post for the game winning 1-0 lead.

Three minutes later, Paul Islas, who had been denied all game by Maric saves, juked a Hawk defender finishing near post to go ahead 2-0.

Maric only had 4 saves, but all four were game saving touches. Villaruel collected 2 saves on the Hawks 8 shots.

The Hawks go to Irvine on Tuesday, October 19, to play Concordia University at 3:00pm.

FPU 3-0, 4th GSAC Loss

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ko_newsSat., Oct. 16, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- It was a tough loss on Saturday for the Hawks (4-7-3, 0-4-2 GSAC), as they fell 3-0 to the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds (5-7-1, 3-3 GSAC). SDC has been unable to put goals away for the last three games.

Possession was fairly equal early on, with SDC having the first opportunity at goal in the second minute on a pass to Hannah Waggoner's feet from Christy James that she touched just wide of the frame.

SDC keeper Katelyn Ogle (pictured left) intercepted a few threatening passes across the face of the goal from FPU's wingers, keeping SDC in the game. Fresno ran wild in the SDC 18-yard box, but couldn't get a shot off through the Hawk defense.

In the second, with the tie still stalled at 0-0, FPU countered after a unsuccessful SDC corner kick, with Jae Slocum sprinting down the left side of the field, chipping a ball cross field to a wide open Jessica Pereschica who took the ball on a bounce, heading it over Garbez at the top of the 18. Three
later, in the 67th minute, Tori Alvarez sent a line drive across the face of the goal from the right side, deflecting off an SDC defender to make it 2-0 in the 72nd minute. Fresno had the momentum after the second goal, allowing SDC little room to move forward with any quality chances.

Continuing with energy, Fresno put away the game on a beautiful connection between Pereschica and Mariah Alvidrez in the Hawks perimeter, produced a shot at the top of the box out of Garbez's reach.

Ogle had two saves in the first and Garbez pulled down 5 saves in the second. Sarah King had 6 saves in the net for the Sunbirds. SDC had 7 of 11 shots on goal.

SDC takes on Concordia University on Tuesday, October 19 at Concordia in Irvine, California. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm.

Women Finish Third At CSUSM

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jl_newsSat., Oct. 16, 2010 [W Results][WT Results][M Results]
El Cajon, Calif. -- At 8:00am on Saturday, the Hawks reported to their second to last race of 2010 at CSU San Marcos' Mangrum Track and Soccer Field.

In the 131 runner field, the Hawks Jackilyn Lowry (pictured left) finished 38th with a time of 19:25 coming in first for the SDC runners. Hannah Lettau (54) came in behind her at 20:01 and seconds later, Katarina Medici (63) at 20:14.

In the team event, SDC finished third with 102 points behind GSAC opponent California Baptist (50) and host school CSUSM (15). The CSUSM Cougars had 7 runners finish in the top ten. Jessica Sandoval clinched the win at home with a 17:20 time on the 5k course.wg_news

In the men's race, Will Graham (pictured right) finished 57th out of the 127 8k competitors. CSUSM took the team win with 18 points, finishing with 6 runners in the top ten. CBU came in at 44 points, a second place team finish.

SDC runs again on October 23rd at the Biola Invitational in La Mirada, California.

McCalmont, Double-Double in Loss

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Fri., Oct. 15, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -- On Friday night, the San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks (8-12, 1-10 GSAC) hosted The Master's College (7-13, 2-9 GSAC) in hopes of repeating the winning three game sweep from their last meeting in Sepetember. Unfortuantely, the Mustangs turned the table on the Hawks, taking the match in three, 25-13, 25-23, 25-23.

Kim McCalmont dug her way to a double-double, collecting 13 kills and ten digs. Shelby Broberg had three kills in four attempts with no errors, recording three block assists. Freshman setter Cassidy Mertens had 27 assists and 5 digs, also taking part in a block at the net for the Hawks.

The Hawks were caught on off guard in the first set watching TMC open a 10-3 lead with the help of two blocks and five kills in that series of points. SDC grasped for points, but the Mustangs, who hit .361 in the set, put away 18 total kills for the win.

Focused on pulling in a win, the Hawks came out strong, taking a 14-9 lead amidst a 6-point serve series by Sigourney Rockmore. Val Bergmann's kill at 22-14 marked their largest lead of the match, seeming that the Hawks would walk away with the second set win. To their surprise, the Mustangs rallied for six straight points, pulling within four at 23-14. SDC put another point on the board on a McCalmont kill, but four TMC kills followed, three by Sam Dougherty, giving The Master's the come from behind 25-23 win.

The third set remained tight until a Mustang attack error allowed SDC to sneak 4 points in to create a small lead. TMC, who trailed behind the Hawks by a few points into the double-digit score, kept the serve with libero Leslie Windham (20 digs, 1 ace), tying the game at 18. After one more tie score at 22, the Mustangs capped the match with 2 kills, handing SDC their tenth GSAC loss.

The Hawks take the court at home again tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, at 3:00pm against No. 1 Fresno Pacific University.

Cal State San Marcos Wins 4-0

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RG_newsWed., Oct. 13, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The Cal State San Marcos Cougars handed the Hawks their 9th loss of the season on Wednesday, in a 4-0 win. San Diego Christian is now 1-9-1 overall, with their GSAC record remaining at 0-5, while CSUSM improves to 7-2-2 on the year.

CSUSM came out with fire, putting pressure on the SDC defense. Five minutes in, SDC stepped up their play, going in hard to tackles with most of the battles taking place in the midfield. As far as chances at goal, CSUSM had most of the opportunities in the first, scoring on one of them in the 19th minute on a small touch inside the box over SDC keeper Cameron Riley.

Nearing the end of the first, El Cajon native Dan Sims rocked a shot inside the 18 to put the Cougars up 2-0. They would tack on a header goal in the last minute, taking a 3-0 lead into halftime.

Ten fouls and three yellow cards in the second half slowed play, but didn't present many shots for the Hawks who totaled six shots, five coming in the second. San Marcos continued to create chances, putting one more goal up in the 83rd minute, closing out their third straight win.

The Hawks play again Saturday, October 16, against GSAC opponent Fresno Pacific University. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00pm.

No. 15 CSUSM Hands SDC 5-0 Loss

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TB_newsWed., Oct. 13, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian took a tough 5-0 loss in the non-conference contest on Wednesday against No. 15 CSU San Marcos Cougars whom they had tied 0-0 in last years meeting. The Cougars improve to 7-1-5 overall, while the Hawks fall to 4-6-3 overall, with their GSAC conference record staying at 0-3-2.

CSUSM took advantage of the Hawks slow start, making runs at goal early on. SDC matched the Cougar speed around five minutes in, steering away from panicked clears, but a few lax moments gave the Cougars chances that resulted in two goals within five minutes of eachother.

The first came in the 10th minute from Cougar Shelby Bush on an unassisted goal as she dribbled the length of the SDC half, putting the ball away far post. Minutes later, the first goal momentum propelled Taylor Ziencia's shot that hit off the post, setting up Lauren Johnson's 3rd goal of the year and the 2-0 lead.

CSUSM put their third goal away three minutes into the second, popping a far post header over the reach of keeper Emily Garbez.

With the shut out still in tact for the Cougars, SDC pushed to overcome the 3-0 defecit as well as the confident and agressive Cougar play, only to have Johnson score 2 more goals by games end.

CSUSM outshot the Hawks 20-9, putting 11 shots on frame, giving Garbez 6 saves in the 90 minutes. Kaycee Gunion had 3 saves in the shutout for CSUSM.

SDC plays against Fresno Pacific University on Saturday, October 16 starting at 1:00pm.

VU Downs Hawks in Three

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Sat., Oct. 9, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat
Costa Mesa, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College volleyball (8-11, 1-9 GSAC) came up short on Saturday night against Vanguard University, falling in three 25-13, 25-17, 25-15. Vanguard improves to 11-8 overall, tacking on their third GSAC win in ten games.

Lauren Howard had the leading number of kills on the night for the Hawks at ten, also recording an ace. Kim McCalmont followed close behind in kills with 7, 6 digs, an ace and a block assist. Setter Rachel Allen had 18 assists and four kills.

SDC's best rallies came in the second set where they hit .154, their best percentage of the night. Unfortuantely, VU also posted their high in that set, .462, having only 1 error in 26 attempts. In the course of play, SDC took the lead once at 4-3 on a kill by Allen, but a VU kill on the next play sparked a steady climb to the Lions capturing the set.

The first and third set were a struggle for the Hawks as VU opened a significant lead in both sets, powering through to 25-13 and 25-15 wins. Overall, the Lions outhit the Hawks .325 to .080.

SDC hosts The Master's College on Friday, October 15 for their last meeting with TMC for 2010. That Friday also marks the night that SDCC Volleyball will be in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. In conjunction with their support, they will be taking contributions to donate to the Side-Out Foundation whose mission is to raise money and awareness about Breast Cancer through volleyball.

No. 23 Masters Wins 1-0

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Sat., Oct. 9, 2010 [Box Score]
Newhall, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College fell 1-0 to No. 23 The Master's college (6-3-2, 3-2 GSAC) on Saturday, dropping to 1-8-1 overall and a 0-5 record thus far in GSAC play.

The Hawks held the Mustangs scoreless through the first, but seven minutes into the second half, Joel Peluffo put what would be the game winner away on a ball from teammate Jake Marchesani.

SDC's Leandro Vianna and Jordan Abad had the Hawks two shots on TMC keeper Joey Mackey, while SDC keeper Bojan Maric in his first game of 2010, recorded 7 saves.

Cal State San Marcos comes to San Diego Christian on Wednesday, October 16. The game, a part of a double header with the women, beings at 3:00pm.


1-0 Loss to Undefeated, No. 5 TMC

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Sat., Oct. 9, 2010 [Box Score]
Newhall, Calif. -- The Lady Hawks (4-5-3, 0-3-2 GSAC) swallowed a 1-0 loss to the undefeated No. 5 The Master's College (12-0-1, 5-0 GSAC) on Saturday thanks to an early goal by October 5th's NAIA/GSAC Player of the Week, Emily Bruton.

Bruton, who leads the GSAC in goals (13) and assists with 26, scored the game winning goal one minute and forty-eight seconds into the game. The Hawks held the Mustangs scoreless through the remaining 87 minutes, becoming one of three teams to finish within one goal. In this season, TMC has won eight of thirteen games by more than a two goal margin.

The Hawks had two shots on keeper Amanda Diamond, while TMC's yielded ten shots on SDC goaltenders. Junior Katelyn Ogle had 2 saves in the first and senior Emily Garbez recorded 6 saves in the second, facing 16 of the Mustangs 21 shots.

SDC hosts a physical No. 16 Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday, October 13, at 1:00pm.

Six Runners Finish VU Invitational

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Sat., Oct. 9, 2010 [M Results][W Results]
Costa Mesa, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College cross country team competed in the 21st Annual Vanguard Invitational at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa on Saturday, putting their fourth meet of the season under their belt. This was the first meet where the runners would see mostly GSAC competition with a few schools like Pepperdine, William Jessup, and Chapman University also in the mix.

SDC's lone runner for the men, Will Graham, finished 82nd with his second fastest time of the season, 29:09, averaging a 5:52 mile pace. Individually, APU's Abendego Magut won the men's race, running the 8k course in 24:59 and Vanguard had four runners in the top 20, snatching the team competition with 61 points.

Jackilyn Lowry powered the Lady Hawks on the 5k course, running a 20:40, finishing in 62nd place. Katarina Medici, who ran 21:01, came in 72nd out of the 131 scoring runners. Hannah Lettau (21:24) and Adrienne Graham (21:28) came in 85th and 86th respectively, with Asia Graham rounding out the Hawks five runners at 23:58.

Azusa Pacific University's Poppy Lawman earned the No. 1 place with a 17:24 time, leading APU to the first place team finish, as three other Cougars finished in the top 10. Coming in second was PLNU's Breelan Matranga who ran a 17:53 assisting the Sea Lions in their 69 points, second place team finish.

The Hawks run next Saturday, October 16 at Cal State San Marcos with the 5k women's race starting at 8:00am and the men's 8k race at 8:45am.

Howard with 16 Kills in 3-1 Loss to BU

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Lauren Howard

Tues., Oct. 5, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -
- Lauren Howard (pictured left) posts 16 kills, hitting .364 with four errors on 33 attempts, 6 digs and one ace in the Hawks (8-10, 1-8 GSAC) 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 12-25, 15-25) loss to No. 3 Biola University (16-4, 8-1 GSAC).

Sophomore Kim McCalmont followed Howard with 9 kills and 8 digs. Freshman Shelby Broberg had 2 solo blocks and a block assist and Sophomore Rachel Allen had 22 assists, 8 digs and 2 aces for the Hawks.

SDC came out swinging, looking past the single digit ranking attached to Biola's name. They built off of a series of kills by six different Hawks, taking an 8-7 lead early. SDC would hang with the Eagles for a few more points to 13-14, then lost grip as BU went on a 11-3 run to win out the set, hitting .500.

In set two, SDC nearly broke into the .300 range, recording 17 kills to BU's 8. BU took a 6-1 lead with the help of two blocks from Rachel Buckley and Christine Douglas who topped out the Eagles blocking leaders for the night. SDC regained ground on two serve series from Lauren Howard and Rachel Allen that yielded ten points, building the 11-7 lead. This was the first and only time the Hawks would maintain the lead they'd built against the Eagles. BU struggled to compete with the heightened Hawk energy as McCalmont and Howard finished out the set with 11 kills between them.

Biola ran with the next two sets, opening small leads then capitalizing on the opportunities presented to them to finish out the win. In the third, the Eagles benefitted from a mix of kills and SDC errors. In the fourth, timely back-to-back built the BU lead. The Eagles out hit the Hawks .353 to .182 in the fourth.

Vanguard University hosts SDC on Saturday, October 9. First serve is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Hawks Fall in Second Meeting with PLNU, 3-1

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Tues., Oct. 5, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -
- San Diego Chrsitian Men's soccer (1-7-1, 0-4 GSAC) faced Point Loma Nazarene University (4-6, 1-3 GSAC) on Tuesday with hopes of avenging their 2-0 loss from August 31, but came up short, falling 3-1.

SDC scrambled early, leading to a foul in the box that gave Loma the 1-0 lead in the second minute on a successful penalty kick by Francios Furlan. PLNU's pace slowed, allowing SDC to put a few shots on the board. The Sea Lions continued to shoot, recording seven shots in the first to SDC's three.

Loma entered the second half with a 1-0 lead, continuing to possess well and adding two more goals in the 56th and 78th minutes, for a 3-0 lead.

SDC's Brent Oglesby (pictured left) and Jordan Abad had two threatening shots tipped up and over the crossbar in the 76th and 79th minutes by PLNU keeper Carter Philips, seeming to secure the shutout for the Sea Lions. SDC continued to play hard despite being down by three. Their efforts paid off in the 86th minute as Oglesby Oglesby's one touch finish from the top of the 18, broke the coveted shutout. Abad was credited with the save.

SDC keeper Cameron Riley and PLNU's Philips both had four saves in the 90 minutes.

The Hawks travel to The Master's College on Saturday, October 9 to play the No. 23 Mustangs. The game is scheduled to being at 3:00pm.

Second Tie of 2010 with PLNU

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Tues., Oct. 5, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. --
After a scoreless draw in their last meeting on August 31, San Diego Christian (4-4-3, 0-2-2 GSAC) and the No. 17 Sea Lions (2-3-4, 0-2-2 GSAC) tied again but this time with a 2-2 score.

To begin the game, Loma intercepted a pass in their box, countering for their first chance at goal with their first three shots came on headers from the flanks. SDC had few passes connect in the first, playing long balls up top or taking Loma on the dribble. Defensively, the back line was caught on their heels a few times, once allowing a shot by Loma center mid Lauren Abarca to slip through, giving Loma a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute.

It was a quiet rest of the half, as far as goals go, until senior Hannah Waggoner (pictured left) slotted a ball into the right side, giving senior Sarah Le the assist on the set up. The tie remained through the half, ending with Loma having taken 15 shots and SDC 5.

Sixteen minutes into the second, SDC landed their first corner of the game. On the corner, Waggoner had a header finish on the lofting ball Clare Wohlfeil put far post to put the Hawks up 2-1, their first lead in GSAC and her 5th goal of 2010. Sadly, the lead was short lived as Brooke Winklepleck put away the equalizer in the 73rd minute.

The equalizer shifted momentum in Loma's favor, but even through two overtime periods, the game still ended in a draw.

Katelyn Ogle had 4 saves in the first, while Garbez totaled 3 saves through 65 minutes. Loma keeper Tiffany Kracy had five saves in the 110 minutes for the Sea Lions.

The Hawks are at The Master's College on Saturday, October 9, with a 1:00pm start.

Royals Stun Hawks in Three

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Sat., Oct. 2, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Hope International University (5-7, 2-6 GSAC) put the Hawks away in three games on Saturday night, 26-24, 25-13, 25-18. The Hawks are now 8-9 overall with a 1-7 record in conference.

Rachel Allen and Lauren Howard led the Hawks in kills with 7. Howard also recorded 6 digs and 2 block assists and Allen 14 assists. Valaree Bergmann had 7 of the Hawks 18 block assists. Stephanie Rice led the team with 13 digs and Kim McCalmont had 4 aces, 6 digs and two block assists on the night.

The first set, the lead was evenly held by both Hope and SDC, with Hope leading out of the gate. SDC gained their first significant lead starting with a kill by Allen, the Hawks kill leader for the night. SDC would keep Hope at bay by at least one point, until 19-19. Two consecutive blocks by Valaree Bergmann partnered with Sigourney Rockmore and Rachel Blair, SDC tied the score at 23. The Hawks would go ahead by one on a Allen kill, but would give up the next three points on attack errors, giving Hope the first set win.

Hope exploded to a 18-8 lead in the second on the tail end of a streak of six serves from HIU's Libero Jocelyn Moya. The Hawks wouldn't move far, hitting .087 to HIU's .296.

In the third set, SDC searched for a spark, but couldn't find it among the three consecutive kills from HIU's kill leader Naomi Iosia. Hope kept a small lead through the early points, with SDC tying it up at 11 on a McCalmont kill. The Royals pulled out a 9-2 run to go up 20-12, propelling them to the 25-18 set win and match win.

SDC hosts No. 25 Point Loma Nazarene University on Tuesday, October 5. First serve is at 7:00pm.

Warriors Trump Hawks 3-0

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Sat., Oct. 2, 2010 [Box Score]
Santa Barbra, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College (4-4-2, 0-2-1 GSAC) Women's soccer added a loss to their record on Saturday falling 3-0 to Westmont College (4-3-2, 1-1 GSAC).

Westmont, with great foot skill in the first, controlled the flow of the game, scoring in the 31st and 39th minute. The Hawks got 3 shots off on WC keeper Roxanne Love, but couldn't put one on the board in the first.

SDC's long ball efforts in the second half were effective in getting them into Westmont's corners, but the Warrior's kept the Hawks from getting a single shot off. Westmont had a total of 19 shots, ten on goal, closing the 3-0 score with a goal by Haley Yurtin that slid past keeper Emily Garbez (83).

SDC had 7 total saves in the net, and Love had three in the goal for the Warriors.

The Lady Hawks face No. 17 Point Loma Nazarene University for the second time this season for their next game on Tuesday, October 5. The two met in the Hawks first preseason game of the 2010 season, posting a tie with the then No. 2 ranked Sea Lions. The game on Tuesday is scheduled to begin at SDC at 2:00pm.
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