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Cougars Defeat Hawks

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Sat., Oct 29, 2011  

Azusa Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s volleyball team travelled to Azusa Pacific University on Saturday for an afternoon match. The Hawks challenged the #7 Cougars before falling in straight sets 25-19, 25-13, 25-11.

The first game saw SDCC come back late in the game, going on a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 22-19. APU was too much, however, and took the next three points to take the game.

Games two and three saw APU take advantage of a total of 26 kills and 16 errors from SDCC.

Cassidy Mertens led SDCC with 16 assists and 13 digs.

The Hawks host Hope International University on Tuesday at 7:00pm.  

Hawks Take Down Mustangs

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Sat., Oct 29, 2011 [box score]

El Cajon, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team used a tough defensive effort and some key goals to take down The Master’s College Saturday afternoon 2-1.

SDCC moves to 4-11-1 and 2-7 in the GSAC while TMC falls to 10-4-3 and 3-4-2 in the GSAC.

The game’s first goal was scored by the Mustangs in the 25th minute, when Marcelo Silva was able to tap the ball over an oncoming goalkeeper Cameron Riley and into the empty net to take a 1-0 lead.

The Hawks responded in the 32nd minute when Leandro Vianna passed the ball down the middle of the field to a streaking Justin Picou. As the goalkeeper came out to receive the ball, Picou beat the keeper to the ball and headed it past him. Picou then passed the ball in front of the empty net  to Emmanual Onywera who tapped the ball into the net to tie the game at one.

Just over a minute later, the Hawks were beneficiaries of a handball in the box. Vianna promptly placed the ball into the back of net to on the penalty kick take a 2-1 lead.

The game became a game of ball control. The Master’s were able to fire off seven shots in the second half. Adam Rekoski and Cameron Riley were able to combine for four saves and keep the Mustangs off the scoreboard.

SDCC finishes their season on Tuesday in a home contest versus Bethesda University at 2:30.   

Hawks Drop Season Finale

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Sat., Oct 29, 2011 [box score]
El Cajon, Calif. --After a flurry of goals midway through the first half, the San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team found themselves tied up, then behind as the Master’s College Mustangs scored three first half goals in route to a  4-1 victory on Saturday afternoon.

The loss ends the Lady Hawks season at 5-11 and 1-8 in the GSAC.

After falling behind in the 24th minute, the Lady Hawks scored just over a minute later on the quick attack. Freshman Gabrielle Kelly connected with Senior Nicole Quintanilla on a cross from the right into the box and Quintanilla headed the ball in for her fifth goal of the season.

The Mustangs responded quickly scoring in the 31st and 33rd minutes to take a 3-1 lead into half.

The second half saw the Mustangs tack on another goal in the 51st minute. SDCC was able to fire off five second half shots, but was unable to find the net.

The SDCC soccer program honored the six seniors and their contributions to the program before the game. The seniors included Katelyn Ogle, Kelly Brakebill, Kelsey Messmer, Mireya Flores, Hannah Waggoner, and Nicole Quintanilla. 

Former Hawk Asaciovas Signs Professional Contract

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lhTue., Oct 18th, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. -- Former San Diego Christian College forward Viktor Asaciovas has signed to play professionally in Austria for the Schwaz Silverminers of the Austrian II Division of Bundesliga.

Asaciovas, a native of Alytus, Lithuania, came to SDCC from Cuyamaca College in El Cajon. Asaciovas is also a graduate of Christian High in El Cajon. During his three seasons at SDCC, Asaciovas contributed through a power post game and defensive tenacity. Asaciovas credits his time at SDCC and playing in such a prestigious conference in preparing him to play at the professional level.

“Playing in GSAC made me really tough both physically and mentally,” said Asaciovas. “The GSAC is really competitive college league, so it was great for me and my future basketball career.”

“My goals would be to become better on every day basis and keep God in every step of my life. Also one of my goals is to win the league this year, and also prove to myself that I can play in higher level than before.”

Viktor was a fixture on the SDCC campus, both on and off the court, including presenting announcements in chapel and attending many SDCC activities.

“The San Diego Christian College staff gives us the opportunity to get a lot of tools that we can use in our lives after the college. It is our responsibility to receive them.“

“One thing I would like to share with SDCC family: I would say that we always should keep Christ in our lives. It does not matter what kind of stage you are facing in your life. There are going to be shiny and dark days in our lives, but as long God is with us we shouldn’t be afraid of anything.”

 

Photo by Mark C. Cooley Photography

Hawks Can’t Overcome #2 Concordia

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October 25, 2011[box score] 

Irvine, CA--  Trying to figure out the Concordia volleyball team has been a challenge this season for nearly every team. Unfortunately, the San Diego Christian College volleyball team became another victim for the #2 ranked Eagles in straight games 25-19, 25-14, 25-21.

 

Concordia improves to 26-1 (13-0 GSAC) while SDCC falls to 6-23 (0-13 GSAC).

 

After dropping the first two games, the Hawks showed great life in game 3. The entire game was back and forth, with SDCC holding the lead at 13-12. CU quickly went on a 9-3 run to stretch their lead to 21-16. Again, the Hawks fought back, going on small 5-2 run to get within striking distance. But late, the Eagles were too much, putting the game away on consecutive kills.

 

Overall in game 3, there were 11 ties and 7 lead changes.

 

For the Hawks, Rachel Allen had 9 digs and 6 kills. Cassidy Mertens chipped in with 12 assists.

 

The Hawks travel to Azusa Pacific University of a match on Saturday, October 29th

Hawks Fall Late to Vanguard

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October 25, 2011[box score] 

El Cajon, CA-- With an outside chance of making the GSAC playoffs riding on Tuesday’s game, the San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team took control of the game early, but was unable to put the game away late, watching the Vanguard University Lions take a 3-2 win on the SDCC campus.

 

SDCC (3-11-1, 1-7 GSAC) scored first, just over two minutes into the game. SDCC's Justin Picou headed a corner kick from the Lions out of the box to Leandro Vianna. Vianna controlled the ball and drilled a long pass down the right side to the speedy Emmanuel Onywera. Onywera dribbled the ball outside the box, before splitting two defenders on a pass to Victor Flores who tapped a low cross into the back of the net to give the Hawks a 1-0 that they would take into half.

 

VU got on the board in the 57th minute when a corner kick was headed out of the box to Nikola Ilich. Ilich fired a shot that was deflected off course, away from goalkeeper Alex Cozzi, and into the net.

 

The Lions struck again in the 63rd minute. Jack Plummer dribbled the ball around midfield, heading into SDCC’s side of the field. Seemingly out of nowhere, Plummer fired a shot from 30 yards out that sailed just over the hands of Cozzi to give the Lions a 2-1 lead.

 

The Hawks, refusing to go away, knotted the game in the 77th minute. After a Lion foul 35 yards out, Leandro Vianna delivered a free kick toward the net. Goalkeeper Cody Adams could not handle the ball and the ball bounced around before Picou collected it and placed it into the back of the net,tying the game at 2-2.

 

Unfortunately, SDCC could not get the lead back. Vanguard took the lead for good in the 81st minute when a pass down the middle to Kyle O’Brien from Edgar Hernandez split the SDCC defenders and O’Brien was able to slip the ball by Cozzi.

 

The Hawks had their chances late, including three shots in the waning minutes that could not find the goal.

 

“We played well enough to win and had our chances,” said Head Coach Carlos Calderson. “Overall, it was a great, exciting game and we just got beat.“

 

 SDCC continues their season on Saturday at 2:30, hosting The Master’s College. 

Lions Use Strong Second Half to Down Lady Hawks

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October 25, 2011[box score] 

El Cajon, CA-- With the season winding down, the San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team was looking to play spoiler to the #25 Vanguard University Lions’ seeding in the GSAC playoffs. While things held together through one half, the Lions were able to pull away with five second half goals in route to a 6-0 victory.

 

The loss sends SDCC to 5-10 overall and 1-7 in the GSAC. VU moves to 12-3-1 and 4-2-1 in the GSAC.

 

The Lady Hawks fought hard in the first half, limiting the Lion attack to one goal in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle kept VU at bay with six first half saves while facing 12 shots to send SDCC into the locker room down one at the break.

 

“We played well in the first half,” said Head Coach Carlos Calderson. “Thing broke down in the second half and we got beat.”

 

The second half was a different story as VU fired off 11 shots with 5 finding the net. Amanda Couch had two goals and an assist for the Lions in the game.

 

SDCC finishes their season at home on Saturday at 12:00pm for Senior Day. 

Hawks Can’t Handle Mustangs

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October 22, 2011

El Cajon, CA--One day after knocking off Hannibal-LeGrange University and taking #15 Cal State San Marcos to the limit, the San Diego Christian College volleyball team was looking to build off of that momentum against the visiting Mustangs of The Master’s College. The Hawks, however, could not utilize on the previous day’s energy and TMC swept the hosts 25-11, 25-12, 25-18.

 

The loss sends SDCC to 6-22 and 0-12 in the GSAC.TMC moves to 17-10 and 5-7 in the GSAC.

 

The first two games were controlled by TMC, with the Mustangs posting a .500 attack percentage in game one and a .708 attack percentage in game two.

 

The third games saw SDCC fight to get back in the game late, when Stephanie Rice began to serve with the score in favor of TMC at 23-15. The Hawks went on a 5-0 run and it looked like SDCC would be able to pull within striking distance. It was too late, however, and TMC took the final two points to take the match.

 

SDCC heads to Concordia on Tuesday, October 25th for a 7:00pm match. 

Cross Country with Top 5 Finish at Biola

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October 22, 2011 [Results]

La Mirada, CA--As the season has started to wind down, the San Diego Christian College cross country team has heated up. The progression continued on Saturday, as the Hawks ran at the Biola Invite, finishing fifth overall.  

 

SDCC was led by Jackie Lowry, coming in at 19:30 and finishing 16th overall. Joella Silvera was close behind, finishing 26th overall with a time of 20:13. Katarina Medici was next for the Hawks, finishing 30th with a time of 20:47 while Adrienne Graham finished 37th at 21:27. Jackie Flores (61st), Allison Rowe (64th), and Katelyn Neverkovek (65th) round out the fifth place finish.  

 

SDCC’s lone male runner was Jeremiah Ninteman, who finished at 33:56.  

 

SDCC continues their season with their final race before the conference finals on Saturday, October 29th at The Cuyamaca Ride'n Tide. 

Lady Hawks Lose to #2 Cougars

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 Sat., Oct 22nd, 2011  

Azusa, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team traveled to Azusa Pacific University on Saturday to battle the #2 Cougars in their final road test of the season. After a tight first half, APU scored four goals in the second to take the game 5-0.

If the first half, APU fired off eight shots and scored only one goal against a stingy Hawk defense. Goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle collected three first half saves to keep the game at 1-0 going into half.

The second half was not kind to the Lady Hawks, as APU got off 13 shots and scored four goals to put the game away.

Ogle played all 90 minutes for SDCC and collected six saves total.

SDCC heads home for a matchup with Vanguard on Tuesday, October 25th at 1:00pm. 

Hawks Defeated by APU

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 Sat., Oct 22nd, 2011  

Azusa, Calif. -- Playing the final road game of the season on Saturday, the San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team pulled a difficult task: trying to find a way to defeat the #11 Azusa Pacific Cougars. After an even first half, the Cougars scored three goals in the second to take the game 3-0.

The loss sends SDCC to 3-9-1 and 1-5 in the GSAC, while APU moves to 10-2-1 and 4-1-1 in the GSAC.

The Hawks fought tough in the first half, equaling the shots by APU, to head into half with a scoreless score.

APU scored quickly in the second half, when they were able to sneak a ball past keeper Cameron Riley, when Riley saved a shot. However, the ball deflected to APU’s Nathan Nuehuis who knocked it into the goal.

The Cougars scored two goals late (87th and 88th minutes) to put the game away.

Riley played all 90 minutes in goal for SDCC, collecting six saves.

SDCC heads home for a matchup with Vanguard on Tuesday, October 25th at 3:00pm. 

Hawks Split at Home

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lhTue., Oct 18th, 2011 [Box Score] [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College volleyball team was looking for a momentum shift on Friday afternoon and evening, welcoming Hannibal-LeGrange University (MO) for an afternoon tilt, and #15 Cal State San Marcos for the evening matchup. They received that and more as the Lady Hawks downed the Trojans in four games 25-14, 19-25, 25-23, 25-21 and narrowly lost to the Cougars in four games 25-19, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22. The win snapped a losing streak for the Hawks that dates back to September 10th.

“It feels good to get a win,” said senior Jessica Brazynetz. "It is good for our confidence going forward because we played so well. “

Both team exchanged points in the first game, leaving HLGU leading 7-6. SDCC responded quickly, behind serves from Lauren Phillips, Shelby Broberg, Brazynetz, and Cassidy Mertens. The Lady Hawks stretched their lead to 16-10 before the Trojans fought back. SDCC then followed with six straight points with Stephanie Rice (pictured left) serving to take the game 25-14.

After falling in the second game, SDCC came back to take game three. Game three was a game of runs for both sides, with HLGU taking an early lead 5-8 lead. SDCC responded with a 4-0 run behind two kills from Aja Walker. HGLU then went on 5-0 run to jump back ahead 13-9. The Lady Hawks, not wanting to give the momentum away, went on a 10-2 run to take a lead they would not relinquish.

The fourth and final game was dominated by the Lady Hawks as they jumped out to an 8-1 lead. A late let down allowed the Lady Trojans to forge a small comeback and cut the lead to 22-20. However, Senior Lauren Howard collected the final three kills of the game to give SDCC the match.

For the match, SDCC was led in a balanced attack Phillips and Howard. Phillips had 16 kills and posted a .483 attack percentage for the match. Howard contributed with 12 kills and a .379 attack percentage. In addition, Brazynetz and Rice had 13 digs each, while Mertens had 42 assists to go along with 9 digs. Chelsea Rose also had 9 digs for the Lady Hawks.

SDCC continues to win the blocking game, collecting seven opposed to five for the Trojans.

The second match of the day welcomed #15 Cal State San Marcos to campus. After dropping the first two games, the Hawks came out in game three with a focus to stay in the match. The game stayed consistently close, with CSUSM holding the lead for nearly the entire game. However, with the Cougars holding a 21-18, SDCC scored the next three points to knot the game at 21. After CSUSM took the lead back at 22-21, SDCC scored the two more points to take their first lead at 23-22. Mariah Boelk and Aja Walker teamed up for a block to extend the lead to 24-22, and Rachel Allen ended the game with an ace.

SDCC hung close in the fourth game, but CSUSM was too much late, going on 5-2 run to end the game at 25-22 and take the match.

Brazynetz points to the mindset of the team heading into today’s games as a reason for the success. “We were focused and we wanted it really badly. We were on the same page and no one was slacking.”

“Overall, we played well."

Against CSUSM, SDCC again won the block battle 10-6. In addition, the team combined for 54 digs against a tough Cougar attack.

The Hawks are looking to use this momentum as the season winds down. Brazynetz added, “We are excited with the way we played and feel that if we continue to play this way, we can compete with anyone. “

 

Basketball Teams Prep for Alumni

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lhTue., Oct 18th, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs welcome back players from the past in the annual Alumni Game on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00pm (women’s) and 2:00pm (men’s). This is the only opportunity for the campus to see their teams in action before the women tip off in their home opener November 3rd and the men on November 11th.

“This game gives us an opportunity to welcome back many past players who had a hand in building our programs,” said head coach Tim Cook. “When I was hired, I wanted to blend the old with the new. We have had some great basketball tradition but have struggled as of late.”

“We want to show the alumni we are on the right track to restoring that tradition.”

Women’s coach Kelsey Dillon agrees, “This game also gives the alumni the opportunity to see how the program has evolved and to make personal relationships with the current athletes so they will have a greater desire to come support them.”

“I want the Lady Hawks basketball program to be something people are proud to have been a part of and encouraging for those who are currently playing. Once a Lady Hawk, always a lady Hawk.”

The men expect a competitive game with the alumni attending including past NAIA All-Americans. Also, former NCCAA National Championship winning coaches Art Wilmore and Kelvin Starr will be coaching the alumni.

“I have such respect for Coach Wilmore and Coach Starr and the tradition that they built at SDCC,” said Cook. “I want to thank both coaches and the former players for the opportunity to mesh the past and present generations on campus.”

Likewise for the women, Coach Dillon believes this will give the team a good opportunity to see where they are before tipping off.

“"I think this alumni game will be a good opportunity for the current players to see who has come before them and see where we are now,” said Coach Dillon. “I know a lot of the alumni still play, so they will probably put up a good fight.”

Lady Hawks Collect First GSAC Win

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lhTue., Oct 18th, 2011 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team played two different games on Tuesday; the first half which left a deficit at the break, and the second half which saw the Lady Hawks reel off four goals and collect the 4-2 win over Hope International University.

After falling behind 1-0 on a penalty kick in the 35th minute, the Hawks (5-8, 1-5 GSAC) made adjustments at halftime.

“Coach was confident in us at halftime,” said Nicole Quintanilla. “He pointed out that we were outplaying them and we needed to stay focused on the plan.”

The plan worked as SDCC came out and scored just over a minute into the second half. Senior Hannah Waggoner was able to track down a loose ball in the box, dribbled past a defender, and put the ball over the goalkeeper’s head for her conference leading 13th goal of the season.

Just minutes later, freshman Gabrielle Kelly delivered a cross from the right to the back side of the box where Quintanilla (pictured left) received the ball and placed it in the back of the net to put the Hawks up 2-1.

Quintanilla added, “Gabby is a great player. She doesn’t just pass the ball blindly; she picks her spot and puts the ball there. I was lucky to be on the receiving end of one of her passes today.”

HIU responded quickly with a goal just :25 after SDCC took the lead to tie the game. The tie would last only 10 minutes when Kelly dribbled the ball past the defender. As the goalkeeper came out, Kelly slid and flipped the ball over the keeper and into the net.

SDCC extended their lead in the 71st minute, when Zoar Gonzalez passed the ball into the box. After the ball deflected off a few HIU defenders, Quintanilla collected the ball and drilled it into the top right of the net to give SDCC a 4-2 lead that would stand.

Coach Carlos Calderson praised his team after the game, “I am excited for the team. They deserve it with the effort they have given all year. They felt like they had something to prove after Saturday (a loss to Westmont); they proved it was just a bad day. This is a good win for us.”

Katelyn Ogle, who is currently leading the GSAC is saves, played all 90 minutes in goal for SDCC, facing 17 shots and collecting 9 saves.

SDCC heads to Azusa Pacific on Saturday for a double header with the women. The women's game starts at 3:30pm.

SDCC Drops Contest to HIU

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Tue., Oct 18th, 2011 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. --Coming off the first conference win of the season Saturday, the San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team was looking to continue the momentum heading into their game with Hope International University on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the Hawks saw the momentum slip away late in the first half, falling to the Royals 3-1.

The loss sends SDCC to 3-9-1 (1-5 GSAC) while HIU improves to 5-6-1 (2-4 GSAC).

The Hawks started the game where they left off on Saturday, scoring just two minutes in. Sophomore midfielder Leandro Vianna delivered a free kick from near midfield to the left side of the goal where Junior Victor Flores was there to knock in his second goal in as many games to give SDCC a 1-0 lead.

SDCC would remain in front until the Royals scored a pair of goals in a five minute stretch; one in the 30th minute and one in the 35th minute.

“We had control of the game from the beginning,” said Head Coach Carlos Calderson. “We let it slip away when we lost our focus.”

The game would remain a tight battle until HIU scored again in the 50th minute.

For the game, SDCC outshot HIU 16-15, including having seven shots on goal. For SDCC, Emmanual Onywera had four shots stopped by HIU goalkeeper Jhovany Hernandez.

Calderson added, “I am disappointed with the loss. We self-destructed and let the momentum out of our hands. Luckily, we get to come out on Saturday and get another chance to get it back.

SDCC heads to Azusa Pacific on Saturday for a double header with the women. The men’s game starts at 1:00pm.

Hawks Defeated by Lions

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Tue., Oct 18th, 2011 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. --On a night when the San Diego Christian College volleyball team wore pink jerseys and included a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, the game itself was not kind to the Hawks, as the #21 rated Vanguard Lions swept SDCC 25-18, 25-21, 25-16.

The first game saw SDCC come back from an early deficit to take the lead at 13-10 after a 9-2 run. After a VU timeout, the Lions attacked back with 15-5 run to close out the game.

SDCC fought back in game two after being down 15-21. Behind serves of Chelsea Rose and Rachel Allen, the Hawks cut the lead to one at 21-22. The Lions were able to take the next three points to take the game.

VU jumped out quickly in the third game and went on top 12-4. SDCC battled again to cut the lead to 15-10. Unfortunately, the Lions were too much, taking the game and the match.

SDCC was led by Stephanie Rice who had 15 digs. Cassidy Mertens and Allen combined for 30 assists, while Allen also added 7 kills. Senior Lauren Howard contributed with a .300 hitting percentage and 8 kills.

The Hawks welcome Hannibal-LaGrange University and Cal State San Marcos to campus on Friday for matches at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

Hawks Fall on Road to Westmont

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Sat., Oct 15th, 2011 [Box Score]
Santa Barbara, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College volleyball team fell to Westmont College in straight sets Saturday evening, 25-19, 25-18, 25-19.

The loss drops SDCC to 5-19 (0-10 GSAC) while WC moves to 6-12 (4-6 GSAC).

The Hawks could not generate much offense in the first two games, falling behind quickly and the comebacks were too late to make a dent in the Warrior lead.

Game three saw the Hawks exchange points back and forth with the Warriors, and SDCC tied the game at 14-14 and had the lead cut to two at 19-17. Westmont was able to put the game and match away with a 6-2 run.

Cassidy Mertens led the Hawks with 21 assists. Stephanie Rice had 12 digs and Chelsea Rose added 10 digs for the Hawks.

SDCC welcomes Vanguard to campus for a match on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00pm.

Hawks Knock off Westmont for First GSAC Win

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lhSat., Oct 1st, 2011 [Box Score]
Santa Barbara, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team knew the game plan they needed to execute in order win on Saturday. With ball control and patience, the Hawks collected their first conference win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Westmont College.

“The boys were very, very disciplined today,” said head coach Carlos Calderson. “They stayed with the game plan.”

The first half saw the Hawks (3-8-1, 1-4 GSAC) lose the ball control battle and Westmont (2-8-1, 1-3-1 GSAC) was able to fire off seven shots. SDCC goalkeeper Cameron Riley (pictured left), who kept the Warriors at bay all afternoon, collected two saves in the first half to keep the game scoreless at intermission.

The second half seemed to be headed the same way as the first half, when Westmont had four shots in the first 10 minutes. Three of the first four were stopped by Riley, but Westmont was able to get on the board when Riley deflected a shot that bounced to Zach George. George was able to take advantage of a displaced Riley to score his first goal of the season.

The Westmont momentum did not last long, however. Less than two minutes after falling behind, SDCC’s Leandro Vienna delivered a ball off a free kick into the box, where Frank Zimmerman headed the ball toward the goal. The ball fell directly to SDCC’s Brent Oglesby who drilled the ball into the back of the net to knot the game at 1-1.

The momentum had started to shift. Calderson credits the players sticking to the plan, adding “In the second half, we started possessing the ball and not letting them be comfortable with the ball.”

The game would remain tied for much of the second half. However, momentum would move more into the Hawks favor when Westmont forward Marcos Lopez received a red card in the 71st minute. SDCC went on the attack, outshooting Westmont 5-1 after the caution was issued.

After shots from Vienna and Justin Picou were unable to find the net, SDCC finally took the lead in the 83rd minute. Victor Flores dribbled past the last defender and drilled the ball with his left foot that found the opposite side of the net to give the Hawks the 2-1 advantage.

Westmont’s final chance came in the 88th minute. Riley promptly collected the save to give the game to the Hawks.

“We were tired of playing well and not coming out on top,” said Oglesby. “We played together for 90 minutes and never gave up.”

“It means so much (to get a GSAC win). It shows what we have been working so hard for. It gives us a ton of momentum moving forward; the first win is always the hardest and now we have it”

Calderson added, “I am extremely proud of them. We have been a part of some great games this season with a negative result. Being able to get our first GSAC win at Westmont versus a very good team was not an easy task.”

“I pray this win will develop into something more for the team as well as SDCC.”

The Hawks welcome Hope International to campus on Tuesday, October 18th at 3:00pm.

Cross Country Finishes Sixth at Cougar Classic

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Sat., Oct. 15, 2011[Men's Results][Women's Results]
San Marcos, CA--The San Diego Christian College cross country team continued to build momentum on Saturday, running in the Cougar Classic host by Cal State San Marcos. As the season is nearing its close with two races left before conference championships, the Hawks improved yet again, finishing 6th overall. All runners posted their best times of the season.

Jackilyn Lowry led the Hawks with a 22nd place finish overall, pulling in with a time of 19:04. Joella Silvera finished just behind Lowry, coming in 27th place at 19:14.

Katarina Medici was next for SDCC, finishing 41st overall at 20:10, followed by Adrienne Graham at 20:42 (51st overall), Jackie Flores at 23:49 (78th) Allison Rowe at 24:22 (79th), and Katelyn Neverkovec at 25:40 (83rd).

The single men’s runner was Jeremiah Ninteman who came in at 33:29 in the 8k, for a finish of 74th.

The Hawks will run again Saturday, October 22nd at the Biola Invite.

Lady Hawks Can’t Keep Pace With Westmont

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Sat., Oct. 15, 2011

Santa Barbara, CA--The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team continued GSAC play on Saturday afternoon in Santa Barbara, falling to the #12 rated Westmont College Warriors 8-1.

Westmont improves to 9-3 (4-1 GSAC) while SDCC falls to 4-8 (0-5 GSAC).

SDCC was never able to get on track as WC jumped out to a quick lead with a goal only three minutes in. From there, the Warriors were able to score again in the 19th minute and the 21st minute to take a 3-0 half way through the first half.

The Lady Hawks worked to mount a comeback as senior Nicole Quintanilla scored her first goal of the season on a free kick to cut the Westmont lead. However, the Warriors refused to let the Lady Hawks get any closer as Westmont put up three more goals in the first half to lead 6-1 at the break.

SDCC played a tough second half but Westmont was able to slip two more goals in to take the game 8-1.

Katelyn Ogle and Emily Wilson split time in net for SDCC, combining for 10 saves against a relentless Westmont attack that saw the Warriors fire off 35 total shots, including 18 shots on goal.

SDCC returns home for a game with Hope International on Tuesday, October 18th at 1:00pm.

MLB Great Brett Butler Speaks With Baseball Team

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lhWed., Oct. 5th, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. --Former LA Dodger and MLB great Brett Butler spent nearly two hours speaking with the San Diego Christian College baseball team on Wednesday, sharing stories and advice on faith, family, and the game of baseball.

Butler, known for is unbridled effort on the field, spoke of his drive to succeed in the game of baseball, even after being a reserve in high school and playing at a small college in Oklahoma. Butler proclaimed that the Lord gave him that desire and blessed him according to God's will. “Whatever God wants you to do, He will have you do,” said Butler. “As long as you are seeking to serve Him and are willing to be subject to His will. With that, I never left anything on the field because I played to honor the Lord with the gift he gave me.”

Butler spoke of his playing days, but also gave insight on battling cancer two different times in his life. “There were times when I questioned God about why he would give me cancer. But I had to realize that He promised me He would not give me something I could not handle. I had to accept that my life is in His hands.”

Butler left the team with some three main points: 1) Look at life through spiritual spectacles, 2) Citing Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord has great plans for you. "Seek Him and His will' added Butler, and 3) You are an example to someone. This could be good or bad. Remember that the most important thing in life is sharing Jesus.

Butler played on five different teams (Alanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, and Los Angelos Dodgers) in a career that spanned over 16 years. Butler had a career .290 batting average and collected 2,375 hits in addition to being selected as an All-Star in 1991 with the Los Angelos Dodgers. He is currently the manager for the Reno Aces, Triple A affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Hawks Swept by Crosstown Foe

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Tues., Oct 11th, 2011 [Box Score]
San Diego, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College volleyball team traveled down the 8 freeway Tuesday night, only to be stifled by the #14 rated Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions in straight games 25-16, 25-14, 25-11. This was the fourth time in five matches that the Hawks played team ranked in the top 15 team in the country. 


The loss drops SDCC to 5-18 and 0-9 in the GSAC while PLNU improved to 13-4 and 5-4 in the GSAC. 


The first game saw PLNU jump in front quickly and keep the lead at a safe distance. The Hawks tried to cut the lead down with a 4-0 run with Shelby Broberg serving to cut the lead to 18-11, but the Sea Lions were too much and took the game 25-16. 


The second game was tight early, but PLNU went on a 7-1 run to stretch their lead to 10-4. From there, the Hawks would only get consecutive points one more time in the game as the Sea Lions grabbed game two 25-14. 

 
PLNU smothered the Hawks early in game three, jumping out to a 12-3 lead. SDCC was unable to mount any sort of a comeback and the Sea Lions completed the sweet with a 25-11 win. 

 
Senior Lauren Howard led SDCC with 11 kills. Cassidy Mertens had 18 assists while Stephanie Rice and Chelsea Rose combined for 23 digs. 

 
SDCC continues GSAC play on Saturday at Westmont College at 7:00pm.

Hawks Fall on Road to #11 Concordia

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Tues., Oct 11th, 2011 [Box Score]
Irvine, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team fell on the road Tuesday to the 11th ranked Concordia Eagles, 4-1. SDCC fell behind quickly and could not mount a comeback against a strong Eagle defense, showing why CU has only one loss on the season.

With the win, CU improves to 10-1 (4-0 GSAC) while the loss dropped SDCC to 2-8-1 (0-4 GSAC).

Both teams went back and forth early, with SDCC’s Justin Picou taking a shot in the 8th minute that sailed wide of the net. The Eagles took advantage of a penalty kick from Jose Tamayo in the 23rd minute to take a 1-0 advantage. Less than two minutes later, CU again was able to find the back of the net to jump up 2-0 and maintained the lead into halftime.

SDCC cut the lead in half in the 57th minute when Frank Zimmerman received a corner kick from Leandro Vienna and knocked the ball into the goal to cut the lead to 2-1. But the Hawks were unable to get any closer.

CU’s Christian Ramirez put the Eagles up 3-1 with his 15th goal of the season in the 64th minute and Edgar Orozco stretched the lead to 4-1 with a goal in the 65th minute.

Justin Picou had 2 shots on goal for SDCC in the game, while SDCC was outshot 13-6 for the game.

SDCC continues their season on Saturday on the road at Westmont College.

Lady Hawks fall in Double OT to #4 Eagles

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Tues., Oct 11th, 2011 [Box Score]
Irvine, Calif. -- Close, but not quote close enough was the case for the San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks soccer team on Tuesday afternoon. SDCC took the #4 rated Concordia Eagles to the limit, eventually falling in the second overtime 2-1.

Senior goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle kept CU at bay most of the day, as she collected seven saves against an Eagle attack that saw CU fire off 20 shots total.

Both teams played to a 0-0 tie at halftime. The score remained the same until a CU goal in the 63rd minutes.

In the 84th minute, SDCC was able to tie the game when freshman Ashley Jarosin delivered a pass to All-GSAC forward Hannah Waggoner who was able to get the ball past the keeper for the goal.

The first overtime played out as Waggoner was able to get a shot off that sailed high just seconds before the first overtime period ended.

CU ended the game less than two minutes into the second overtime when a header from Loren Kortizija found the net off of a corner kick.

SDCC continues their season on Saturday on the road at Westmont College.

Hawk Runners Continue to Improve at Vanguard Invite

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Sat., Oct. 8, 2011[Women's Results][Men's Results]
Irvine, CA--The San Diego Christian College cross country team continued to improve and impress in their fourth meet Saturday, finishing ahead of two GSAC schools and 10th overall.

The Hawks were led again by Joella Silvera and Jackilyn Lowry. Silvera finished 35th overall, one spot and one second ahead of Lowry. Both posted season best times with Silvera pulling in at 19:40 in the 5k, and Lowry finishing at 19:41.

Katarina Medici (56th with a season best time of 20:30) and Adrienne Graham (73rd, also a season best 21:01) were next to cross the finish line for the Hawks

Other Hawk runners included Jackie Flores (25:58) and Katelyn Neverkovec (27:29) to round out the top 10 finish for SDCC.

The lone runner for the SDCC men was Jeremiah Ninetman, who finished with a time of 35:03 in the 7k.

The Hawks continue their impressive season at Cal State San Marcos on October 15th.

Lady Hawks Can't Complete Comeback

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Sat., Oct 8th, 2011 [Box Score]
San Diego, Calif. -- The Lady Hawks of San Diego Christian College welcomed the Biola Eagles to campus Saturday, looking to end a small losing streak and take back momentum heading into the heart of the GSAC season.

Instead the Eagles (5-5, 2-1 GSAC) jumped on top early and used two quick second half goals to overcome a comeback attempt by SDCC (4-6, 0-3) to take the game 3-1. The first half saw Biola outshoot SDCC 14-4 and maintain ball possession for the majority of the time. Keeper Emily Wilson collected four saves in the first half to keep the game within striking distance at the break.

SDCC tried to mount a comeback after Biola had stretched the lead to 3-0. In the 68th minute, Senior All-GSAC Forward Hannah Waggoner dribbled past two defenders to the top of the box and drilled a shot that ricocheted off the cross bar and into the goal. The goal was Waggoner’s 11th on the season, which currently leads the GSAC.

SDCC was unable to get any closer and the game ended with a 3-1 BU advantage. Wilson played all 90 minutes in goal for SDCC and collected seven saves against the BU attack.

SDCC travels to Concordia on Tuesday, October 11th for a 3:30pm game against the Eagles.

Biola Knocks Off SDCC

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Sat., Oct 8th, 2011 [Box Score]
San Diego, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team was looking for momentum shift on Saturday after dropping the previous four contests, and welcomed the Biola Eagles to the SDCC campus. BU was not kind to the hosts, striking just minutes into the game and holding off an SDCC second half attack to win the game 3-0.

Biola improves to 7-2-2 and 2-1 in conference while SDCC falls to 2-7-1 and 0-3 in the GSAC.

The Eagles scored the first goal of the game just under three minutes into the game on a throw in from Cody Shelton from the left side of the field. The ball sailed into the box and was headed in by Zach Bautista, just past keeper Cameron Riley. Biola took a 2-0 lead in the 20th minute when Daniel Chew received a pass from Carlos Ballesteros in the middle of the box and slid the ball past a diving Riley. BU took a 2-0 lead into the break.

After being outshot 8-2 in the first half, SDCC came out with renewed energy and attacked the Biola defense. Unfortunately, the Hawks were unable to get the ball past goal keeper Aaron Fenslason who collected four saves in the second half. Biola added on to the lead with a late goal and collected the 3-0 win.

Cameron Riley played all 90 minutes in goal for the Hawks and Justin Picou had three shots on goal to try to spark the SDCC offense.

SDCC travels to Concordia on Tuesday, October 11th for a 1:00pm game against the Eagles.

Hawks Drop Contest to #15 Eagles

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Sat., Oct 8th, 2011 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College volleyball team hosted the #15 rated Biola Eagles Saturday evening, falling in three games 25-14, 25-22, 25-17.

Biola improves to 17-7 (5-3 GSAC) while SDCC falls to 5-18 (0-8 GSAC).

The first game saw Biola take advantage of a .481 attack percentage for the game and 10-3 run to stretch their lead to 23-9. SDCC tried to fight back, taking five of the next seven points, but the lead was too far out of hand at that point and the Eagles took game one 25-14.

Game two started with a 4-1 deficit for the Hawks before the SDCC and Eagles started trading points. The Eagles crept ahead 15-10 and subsequently saw the Hawks take the next four points on serves by Chelsea Rose. An Aja Walker kill and a Shelby Broberg block finished the small run and cut the lead to one. BU responded quickly with a 4-1 run and again exchanged sideouts with SDCC. With the lead at 23-19, SDCC used two kills from Walker to cut the lead to one at 23-22, prompting an Eagle timeout. Out of the timeout, both teams refused to give up the point, but BU was able finally end the volley with a kill from Nicolette Mather. The Eagles then collected the final point of the game with a kill from Sarah McAtee. Walker ended the game with five kills and SDCC had a .310 attack percentage.

Biola was able to take control of game three late, as the game had 11 ties. SDCC held the lead briefly at 13-13 and again at 14-13. After the Hawks tied the game at 16-16, BU went on a 9-1 run to win the game and match.

SDCC was led by Aja Walker with 10 kills and Lauren Phillips with 9 kills. Cassidy Mertens pitched in with 28 assists. Stephanie Rice had 16 digs and Shelby Broberg had five blocks.

The Hawks continue their season on Tuesday, October 11th on the road against Point Loma Nazarene University at 7:00pm.

Lady Hawks Blanked by #8 PLNU

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Wed., Oct 5th, 2011 [Box Score]
San Diego, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team was unable to overcome the cold weather and the unbeaten Sea Lions of Point Loma Nazarene University on Wednesday afternoon, falling 4-0.

The Sea Lions collected their eighth straight shutout with a strong defensive effort that limited the SDCC (4-5, 0-2) to only one shot in the second half after Senior Hannah Waggoner had two shots on goal in the first frame.

PLNU scored in the 20th minute on a goal from Katie Pedlowe. SDCC was able to keep the game at 1-0 going into halftime.

The second half was not kind to the Lady Hawks, as they saw the Sea Lions add on three more goals to take the game 4-0.

Katelyn Ogle and Emily Wilson split time in goal for SDCC, combining for five saves. For the game, the Lady Hawks were outshot 22-5, as PLNU was able to fire off 15 shots in the second frame.

SDCC plays at home on Saturday against Biola. Kickoff is set for 1:00pm.

Hawks Defeated by Sea Lions in Rain

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Wed., Oct 5th, 2011 [Box Score

San Diego, Calif. --The weather was cold and rainy, but the San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team refused to give into the elements, dropping a tough battle to cross town foe Point Loma Nazarene University 1-0.

Both teams played fairly conservatively as the rain kept pouring down and the field conditions continued to worsen. SDCC (2-6-1, 0-2) outshot PLNU (7-2-1, 1-1) in the first half 6-3, but were unable to find the back of the net and the first half ended in a 0-0 tie.

The Sea Lions quickly attacked the Hawks at the start of the second half, scoring the only goal of the game just three minutes into the half. Griffen Fuller delivered a pass across the box to the right side, where Tyler Hall was able to knock it past goalkeeper Alex Cozzi for the score.

SDCC’s final opportunity came in the 82nd minute when Salvador Velazquez drilled a shot which was deflected before it could reach the goal.

SDCC was outshot in the second half 10-3, but Cozzi kept the Sea Lions at bay with five saves for the game and keeping the game within reach.

The Hawks continue GSAC play on Saturday against Biola at home with a scheduled start time of 3:30.

Hawks’ Rally Falls Short Against Royals

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Tue, Oct 4th, 2011
Fullerton, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College volleyball team’s rally fell short against the Hope Royals Tuesday night in a tough, five game loss in Fullerton. After dropping the first two games, SDCC (5-16, 0-7) battled back to take the next two before seeing the Royals win the deciding game.

The first match saw SDCC take a 13-8 lead after a 6-0 run with Senior Lauren Howard serving, including two aces from Howard. Hope responded after a timeout, but SDCC was able to extend their lead to 17-12 before a 4-0 run cut the lead to one. The Hawks then held to a 20-18 lead, but the Royals pieced together another 4-0 run to take a lead they would not relinquish. SDCC was unable to pull any closer and the Royals closed out the game 25-23.

After dropping the second game, SDCC was able to shift the momentum behind the attack from Howard and Mariah Boelk. Howard and Boelk combined for nine kills in the game and SDCC took the game 25-18.

The fourth game picked up where the third left off, with SDCC jumping out to a quick 5-0 advantage. The Hawks continued to build the lead to 16-7 before winning the game 25-15 and hitting .280.

The deciding game started off with an SDCC point before Hope went on a 7-1 run to take a 7-2 lead. The lead continued to build to 12-7 before the Hawks refused to go quietly, scoring four straight points to cut the lead to one. The rally could not be sustained, however, and the Royals closed out the match 15-12.

SDCC was paced by Lauren Howard with 12 kills and Lauren Phillips with 11 kills. In addition, Cassidy Mertens had 31 assists and 10 digs, while Stephanie Rice contributed with 24 digs and Terra Klem added 8 digs.

SDCC continues play at home on Saturday versus Biola University at 7:00pm.

Lady Hawks Continue Difficult Schedule

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lhSat., Oct 1st, 2011 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The competition for the San Diego Christian College women’s volleyball team continues to be among the toughest in the country, as the Lady Hawks welcomed another top 10 rated team (the third in the past four games) to the Ryan Athletic Center Saturday night. This time, it was the #8 rated Azusa Pacific University Cougars, who defeated the SDCC (5-15, 0-6) 25-21, 25-13, 25-12.

The first game saw the Hawks take the Cougars to the limit, before falling late. SDCC jumped out to a quick 6-2 on kills by Lauren Howard and Shelby Broberg (pictured left--18). After building a lead to 7-3, APU quickly went on a 5-0 run to take the lead 9-7. The Lady Hawks refused to fold and kept exchanging points with the highly rated Cougars. SDCC used an attack led by setters Cassidy Mertens (picture left--13) and Rachel Allen, who assisted on over half of the SDCC points in the first game. A Lauren Phillips kill gave the Hawks their final lead at 19-18, before APU went on a 7-2 run to close out game one. SDCC finished the game with a .303 attack percentage.

Game two began the way game one ended, with both sides exchanging points. SDCC kept the game in striking distance after a Phillips kill off an Allen assist, cutting the APU lead to 10-9. The Cougars then took control and went on a 15-4 run to end the game 25-13.

The Cougars carried over their play into the final game, starting out quickly and not looking back as they posted an attack percentage of .429 and took the game 25-12.

Rachel Allen and Lauren Phillips both posted seven kills to lead the team. Mertens and Allen combined for 27 assists for the Hawks.

SDCC continues their season on Tuesday, when they travel to Hope International University for a 7:00pm first serve.

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