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SDCC Closes Out Non-Conference Play at LSU

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Thu., Sep 29th, 2011
Riverside, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team was looking to finish off non-GSAC play on a strong note Thursday night, but was thwarted in a 2-1 loss on the road versus La Sierra University.

The Tigers got on the board first when Shane Shelton scored on a pass from David Nolan in the 22nd minute. The rest of the physical first half continued and the Hawks (2-5-1) were unable to get on the board in the first frame, finding La Sierra up 1-0 at the break.

The game continued to be physical, but remained within striking distance until Shelton scored his second goal of the game on a header off of a corner kick from David Nolan. SDCC had six shots on goal for the game, but were unable to score until the final seconds. Sophomore Leandro Vienna converted a penalty kick to get the Hawks on the board. Shortly thereafter, however, the final whistle blew and it was too late to mount a comeback.

Alex Cozzi played all 90 minutes at goalkeeper for SDCC, tallying four saves.

La Sierra outshot SDCC by one (13-12). In addition, the game saw a total of eight cautions being handed out between the two teams and a combined 42 fouls (29 from LSU).

The Hawks continue GSAC play and travel down the 8 freeway to battle Point Loma Nazarene University on Wednesday, October 8th at 1:30pm.

Cougars Get the Best of the Hawks

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Tue., Sep 27th, 2011
San Marcos, Calif. --Goals came early and often for both teams on Tuesday, but Cal State San Marcos was able to get the best of San Diego Christian College 4-2 in an afternoon battle in San Marcos.

The Cougars (6-4-1) got on the board first, just over one minute into the game. Off of a corner kick, Alex Brunsell put the ball in front of the net and was headed in by Jake Kaiser to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. CSUSM would strike again four minutes later, when Brunsell delivered a through ball to Eric Lopez who was able to get the ball past keeper Cameron Riley to take a quick 2-0 lead.

SDCC (2-4-1) came right back in the 11th minute. Justin Picou drilled a long pass to Jordan Abad in the box, who placed the ball past the keeper to cut the lead in half. The rest of the physical first half would lead to the score remaining 2-0 at intermission.

CSUSM would strike once in the 51st minute and again late in the game in the 87th minute. SDCC’s Leandro Vienna would take advantage of a late penalty kick to cut the Cougar’s lead to 4-2, but the Hawks were unable to get any closer.

SDCC was outshot 23-8 for the game. Cameron Riley played all 90 minutes and recorded 5 saves for the Hawks.

SDCC continues their season, traveling to play La Sierra on Thursday, September 29th.

#9 CSU San Marcos Knocks Off Lady Hawks

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Tue., Sep 27th, 2011
San Marcos, Calif. -- The Lady Hawks traveled north to battle Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday afternoon, falling to the ninth rated Cougars 2-0.

Both teams battled to a 0-0 tie through the first half. CSUSM (8-1-1) outshot SDCC (4-4) 10-1 in the first frame, but tough defense and goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle’s three first half saves kept the game scoreless.

Six minutes into the second half, the Cougars’ Lauren Johnson scored her first of two goals when she recovered a loose ball in front of the net and placed it over Ogle’s hands to give CSUSM a 1-0 lead.

The game stayed 1-0 until a foul in the box gave the Cougars a penalty kick. Johnson took advantage and placed the ball in the back of the net to take a 2-0 lead.

The Hawks were outshot 19-3. Ogle continued her consistent performance this season, playing all 90 minutes and collecting 7 saves in the game.

The Lady Hawks continue GSAC play and travel down the 8 freeway to battle Point Loma Nazarene University on Wednesday, October 8th at 1:30pm.

Hawks Fall to #3 Concordia

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lhTue., Sep. 27, 2011
El Cajon, CA--The San Diego Christian College volleyball team welcomed the Concordia Eagles to the Ryan Athletic Center Tuesday night. The Eagles (15-1, 5-0), ranked third in the recently released NAIA top 25 poll, continued their success this season with a straight game victory over the Hawks (5-14, 0-5).

The first game went back and forth with the Hawks keeping the game within striking distance and cut the Eagle lead to two at 8-6 on a Lauren Howard ace. CU then went on an 11-2 run to distance themselves from SDCC before winning the game 25-12.

The Hawks fell behind in the second game quickly, but fought back and nearly stole the game from the Eagles. The balanced SDCC attack from Howard, Mariah Boelk, Rachel Allen (Pictured left), and Shelby Broberg, saw the Hawks move from being down 17-10 and 19-14, to cut the Eagle lead at 23-20 late in the set. SDCC was unable to get past the CU attack and dropped the game 25-20.

The third and final game saw a tight contest early with SDCC cutting the lead at 7-5 before CU went on runs of 7-3 and 11-3. The Eagles posted a .333 attack percentage the final game.

Stephanie Rice paced the Hawks with 12 digs while SDCC gathered 32 as a team. Cassidy Mertens chipped in with 12 assists for SDCC. 

 

The Lady Hawks continue their difficult schedule at home on Saturday, October 1st against Azusa Pacific University. 

 

Hawks Swept at Master's

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Sat., Sep 24th, 2011
Santa Clarita, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College volleyball team continued GSAC play Saturday night, falling on the road to The Master’s College in straight games 25-13, 25-17, 25-14.

TMC had a .375 attack percentage in game one, a .467 attack percentage in game 2, and a .359 attack percentage for the entire match,

The Hawks (5-13, 0-4) were led by Cassidy Mertens with 14 assists. Stephanie Rice added 9 digs.

SDCC continues their season Tuesday, September 27th at home against Concordia University.

SDCC Shutout by Fresno Pacific

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Sat., Sep 24th, 2011
Fresno, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team had difficulty getting going on the road Saturday, losing to Fresno Pacific University 6-0 in the GSAC opener.

The game remained scoreless for much of the first half, until the Sunbirds (4-3, 1-0) struck three times in the final 10 minutes of the half.

The Hawks (2-3-1, 0-1-0) were outshot 26-9 for the game and the Sunbirds put 15 shots on goal.

The men continue their season with a road contest at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday, September 27th.

Lady Hawks Win Streak Halted by Sunbirds

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Sat., Sep 24th, 2011
Fresno, Calif. -- After a successful non-conference campaign, The San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks soccer team was shutout for the first time this season as they kicked off GSAC play on the road against Fresno Pacific, losing 4-0.

The Sunbirds (5-1-0, 1-0-0) scored two goals within four minutes of each other in the first half. Demi Hamilton scored both first half goals for FPU, who played SDCC (4-3-0, 0-1-0) for the last time as a member of the GSAC.

For the game, FPU outshot SDCC 31-13, including 16 shots on goal for the Sunbirds to the Hawks’ 6. Senior goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle had 10 saves for the Hawks.

SDCC plays at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday, September 27th.

Hawks, Lions Battle to 1-1 Tie

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Tue., Sep 20th, 2011
Aliso Viejo, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team wrapped up non-conference play on the road against Soka University on Tuesday night, battling though two overtimes and finishing in a 1-1 tie.

The Hawks (2-2-1) lone goal came on a first half score from San Diego Native Justin Picou off an assist from Frankie Zimmerman.

The Hawks outshot the Lions 29-15 for the game and tallied 8 shots on goal.

Goalkeeper Alex Cozzi played all 110:00 minutes and recorded five saves for the SDCC.

The Hawks begin GSAC play on Saturday, September 24th at Fresno Pacific University.

Lady Hawks Roll to 5-0 Win

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Tue., Sep 20th, 2011
Aliso Viejo, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team continued their consistent play as they wrapped up the non-conference portion of their schedule Tuesday afternoon, defeating Soka University 5-0.

The Hawks (5-2-0) were led by Senior Captain Hannah Waggoner who had two goals and two assists for the game. Waggoner continues to put up big numbers for the season and is currently leading the GSAC in goals scored and the NCCAA in goals per game.

Freshman Elya Jasper scored a pair of goals for her first of the season, while Freshman Ashley Jarosin also scored her first goal of the season. Evelyn Navarro and Kelly Boes chipped in with an assist each.

Goalkeeper Emily Wilson, in her first start of the season, posted a shutout, recording two saves.

The Lady Hawks begin GSAC play on Saturday, September 24th at Fresno Pacific University.

Hawks Drop Match to #17 Vanguard

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Tue., Sep 20th, 2011
Costa Mesa, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College volleyball team fell at the hands of the #17 rated team in the NAIA, the Vanguard Lions, on Tuesday night 25-15, 25-18, 25-17.

The Lions (11-6, 1-2) played nearly flawless as their attack percentage was .385 in the first game, followed by .310 in the second, and .406 in the final game.

Rachel Allen and Lauren Howard each had eight kills for SDCC (5-11, 0-3), while Cassidy Mertens had 16 assists. Chelsea Rose led the team with seven digs.

The Hawks continue their season Saturday, September 24th at The Master’s College.

Hawks Drop Tough Match to Westmont

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Sat., Sep 17th, 2011 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College volleyball team exchanged points with Westmont College for much of the match on Saturday afternoon, but late runs in each game ended up swinging the match in favor of the visiting Warriors.

In the closely contested game one, Westmont took a quick 5-0 lead. SDCC fought back and took the lead at 16-13 on a block by Aja Walker and Shelby Broberg. The Warriors eventully took the lead 24-21, when the Hawks took advatage of two Warrior errors to cut the lead to 24-23. Westmont then used a kill from Madison Serrano to take game 25-23.

The second game saw the Hawks cut the lead to 17-15 before the Warriors used an 8-5 run to take the game 25-20.

Both teams exchanged points for much of the third game, with SDCC holding a 12-11 lead and the Hawks keeping the game within striking distance at 17-18. Westmont proved to be too much again late in a game, as they closed the match with 8 unanswered points.

For the match, SDCC was led by Lauren Howard (11 kills) and Lauren Phillips (10 kills). Cassidy Mertens added 28 assists while Terra Klem chipped in with 12 digs.

The Hawks continue their season September 27th at Vanguard Unversity.

Hawk Runners Finish Second at Westmont Invite

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Sat., Sep. 17, 2011[Women's Results][Men's Results]
Santa Barbara, CA--The San Diego Christian College Women’s cross country team competed at the Westmont College Invitational and completed their highest finish of the year, finishing second with 44 points in the 5k, only behind the host Warriors.

The Hawks were anchored by Jacki Lowry, Joella Silvera, Katarina Medici, and Adrienne Graham who all finshed in the top 10. Lowry finished 3rd overall with a time of 20:28. Silvera was right behind in 4th at 20:44 and Medici came in 6th at 21:22, while Graham rounded out the top 10 finishers.

The remaining runners that contributed to the 2nd place finish were Jackie Flores at 25:13, Allison Rowe at 26:03, and Katelyn Neverkovec.

The lone member of the men’s team, Jeremiah Ninteman, running unattached, finished with a time of 37:23 in the 8k.

Hawks Swept by Defending National Champions

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Fri., Sep 16th, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks volleyball team welcomed the four-time defending national champion Fresno Pacific Sunbirds on to the Ryan Athletic Center Friday night, falling in straight games 25-17, 25-8, 25-15.

The first game saw the Sunbirds (4-3, 1-0) pull away after the Hawks (5-10, 0-1) after SDCC cut the lead to two at 13-15 on a kill by Rachel Allen . FPU was quick to respond with a 10-4 run to finish the game 25-17.

In the second game, FPU used three runs of five and a run of four to quickly take the game 25-8.

SDCC responded well in the third game and exchanged points with the Sunbirds before FPU pulled away and scored 10 of the last 12 points to win the match.

FPU had a balanced attack with three players collecting nine kills each while SDCC was paced by Senior Lauren Howard's nine kills. Cassidy Mertens had 13 assists for the Hawks and Stephanie Rice had 12 digs in the loss.

SDCC continues GSAC play with a home match against Westmont College on Saturday, September 17th..

SDCC Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Announce 2011-2012 Schedule

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bball Fri., Sep 16th, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs announced their 2011-2012 schedule on Friday.

The men’s grueling schedule is highlighted by six exhibition games including one against NCAA Division II Grand Canyon University and five against NCAA Division I schools, including UC Irvine (Big West Conference), Cal State Northridge (Big West Conference), University of San Diego (West Coast Conference), NCAA Sweet Sixteen participant San Diego State (Mountain West Conference), and Utah (PAC 12). In addition, the Hawks have 13 games against NAIA teams with at 20 or more wins and 7 games against teams that qualified for the NAIA Championship Tournament last year.

“We are eagerly anticipating the start of the season,” said Head Coach Tim Cook. “This schedule has to be one of the most demanding in small college basketball. Hopefully this gives us the ability to prepare for the toughest NAIA conference in the country.”

“With the leadership of seven seniors on the roster, I am hopeful that we have the maturity to handle this kind of competition.”

The Lady Hawks’ schedule features 10 games against teams ranked that finished the season in the top 25 in the NAIA. The SDCC women also head on the road in exhibitions against NCAA Division II National Tournament participant Cal State San Bernadino and NCAA Division I University of San Diego of the West Coast Conference. Overall, the Lady Hawks have 15 home dates.

"We are excited about this season and our competition,” said Coach Kelsey Dillon. “We worked hard to get a balanced preseason schedule.”

“Our goal was to make sure we had good competition that would prepare us for conference play, but to go into GSAC play with a winning record."
 

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Hawks Fall at Cal State San Marcos

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Tue., Sep. 13, 2011.
Escondido, CA--The San Diego Christian College volleyball team dropped a match in straight games (13-25, 20-25, 15-25) to #17 Cal State San Marcos Cougars Tuesday night in Escondido.

In the first game, the Cougars (14-5) had a .381 attack percentage to take down the Lady Hawks (5-9). SDCC cut the lead early to 9-10, but CSSM was able to close out the game on a 15-4 run.

In the second game, the Lady Hawks fell down quickly 8-2. SDCC was relentless in their attack, going on an 11-1 run to take the lead 14-10. The game saw both teams go back and forth until CSUSM was able to go on a small run late to take the game 25-20.

The final game saw the Cougars use two separate runs of five and one run of six to win the game 25-15.

SDCC was led by Sophomore Cassidy Mertens with 14 assists and Stephanie Rice with 10 digs.

The Lady Hawks begin their conference play with their first home game Friday, September 16th at 7:00 against reigning National Champion Fresno Pacific.

Lady Hawks back to Winning Ways

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Mon., Sep. 12, 2011
El Cajon, CA--The Lady Hawks got back to work on Monday, winning their last home game before GSAC competition begins. A team that has been riddled with injuries, SDCC continued their consistent play, taking a 2-1 victory over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ) on Monday afternoon.

The Lady Hawks jumped on the board first. Senior Mireya Flores delivered a cross from the left to fellow senior Hannah Waggoner. Waggoner quickly knocked the ball past a diving goalkeeper for her seventh goal of the season.

In a quick response, the Eagle’s Amanda Bennett drilled a shot from 30 yards out. The ball was barely out of the reach of leaping goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle and the equalizer was scored less than a minute after the Hawks took the lead.

Shortly thereafter, Coach Calderson called on two returners who had yet to hit the field in the 2011 season. Sophomore Christy James immediately making her presence known with a couple lead cross passes and some strong defense. Redshirt Freshman Elycia Orth made her first appearance for the Hawks after tearing ligaments in her knee before the season started last year. Orth had an impact on defense and, once coming off the field, the entire Hawks bench encouraged their teammate, who has been so eager to get back on the field after working countless hours of rehab.

With the second half came another great effort from the Lady Hawks. Freshman Elya Jasper crossed the ball to fellow Freshman Ashley Jarosin, who drilled a shot that was knocked away by the goalkeeper. In the mix up, Waggoner rebounded the ball and knocked in her second goal of the game and eighth of the season.

Ogle continued her great play in goal, collecting 5 saves in the game, and has 17 in the past two games to lead the tough Lady Hawks defense.

Strong play and an all around defensive effort have the Lady Hawks heading on the road and into conference play with confidence. “It’s nice to have some depth and will be great to get people back from injuries,” said Waggoner. “We hope to surprise some teams with our hustle and worth ethic.”

The Hawks continue their season with their first road game on Tuesday, September 20th at Soka University.

Onywera, Hawks Collect Win

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Mon., Sep. 12, 2011
El Cajon, CA--San Diego Christian College’s Emmanuel Onywera had been waiting for the day when the ball would start finding the net. In the previous three games, Onywera had eight shots on goal with only one goal to show for it. Monday afternoon, the junior captain from Kisimu, Kenya, found the net and collected a hat trick in a 3-1 win over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 


Onywera’s first goal came less than two minutes into the game. Onywera tapped the ball past a defender and sped past him, drilling a shot just outside the box on the right into the back left of the net.

Just over 11 minutes later, SDCC’s (2-2-0) Jordan Abad placed a pass on the foot of a speeding Onywera, who immediately scored again, nearly from the same spot as his first goal.

“I was just completing the process my teammates started. They (Embry-Riddle) were pressing, which opened up room in the back,” said Onywera. “We were able to possess the ball and I was able to finish my teammate’s work. We were able to score two quick goals that they didn’t expect.”

After the Eagles cut the Hawks lead in half in the 57th minute, the physical game continued. Both teams exchanged shots throughout the second half. It wasn’t until a late penalty kick that the Hawks had the breathing room they needed.

In the 75th minute, Onywera received a pass in the middle of the field from Sophomore Leandro Vienna. Onywera tapped the ball past two defenders, before meeting goalkeeper Alex Elvidge who was trying to beat Onywera to the ball. Onywera reached the ball moments before Elvidge and a collision ensued, leading to a yellow card for Elvidge and a penalty kick for Onywera. Onywera promptly placed the ball in the left side of the net for his third goal of the game.

“I am impressed with our progress so far. We really fought hard; it is a long time coming. We had faith and kept fighting,” added Onywera.

“This win helps give us mental stability and confidence that we can do it. We have something to build on. “

The Hawks continue their season with their first road game on Tuesday, September 20th at Soka University.

Hawks Sweep in Sacramento

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Sat., Sep. 10, 2011

Sacramento, CA--The San Diego Christian College Volleyball team completed a successful Warrior Classic at William Jessup on Saturday, with two wins to go 3-1 for the tournament.

In the first match, the Lady Hawks (5-8) swept UC Merced 25-12, 25-17, 25-13. The match saw SDCC’s Cassidy Mertens lead the way with 13 assists.

Senior Jessica Brazynetz contributed with seven digs. The Lady Hawks had 14 aces in the sweep.

The Lady Hawks continued their consistent play with a sweep over host William Jessup in the second match 25-21, 25-20, 25-20.

Lauren Howard had 17 kills and a .448 attack percentage for the SDCC attack, while Mertens (18 assists) and Rachel Allen (15 assists) helped guide the victory over the hosts. Stephanie Rice had 16 digs for the Lady Hawks.

The Hawks look to continue their winning ways in a match at Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday, September 14th.

Hawks Run at UC Irvine

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lhSat., Sep. 10, 2011[Results]
Irvine, CA--The San Diego Christian College Hawks Cross Country team competed at Asics/University of California Irvine Invitational on Saturday and finished with an 8th place finish.

Leading the way for the Hawks in the 5k was Jacki Lowry (pictured left) who finished with a time of 20:04 and in 52st place. Close behind was Joella Silvera, in 61st place, with a time of 20:22 and Katarina Medici with a time of 21:07.

Rounding out the Hawk runners were Adrienne Graham (21:38), Allison Rowe (24:57), Jackie Flores (24:57), and Katelyn Neverkovec(26:48).

The Hawks run next week at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.

Lady Hawks Lose Close Contest

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lhSat., Sep. 10, 2011[Box Score]
El Cajon, CA--The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team dropped a difficult battle on Saturday afternoon to the University of Texas-Brownsville, 2-1.

The Hawks (2-2-0) struck first on a penalty kick after a foul in the box on Freshman Ashley Jarosin (pictured left). Senior Captain Hannah Waggoner promptly placed the penalty kick in the back of the net for her sixth goal of the season. SDCC held the lead for seven minutes before the Scorpions (2-1-0) took advantage of two goals from Isadora Freitas in a matter of five minutes.

Freitas first goal came off of a rebound on a shot from Leah Russell. Russell dribbled down the left side of the field and drilled a shot that was knocked down by SDC goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle. Unfortunately for the Hawks, the ball deflected to Freitas who knocked it in.

Freitas scored again in the 39th minute when her initial shot was deflected by Ogle, but bounced right back to Freitas who put the ball in the back of the net to give the Scorpions the lead for good.

Both teams had opportunities in the second half, but neither was able to score. For the game, UTB out shot SDCC 23-11 and goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle had a season high 12 saves for the Hawks.

SDCC continues their season on Monday, September 12th at 1:00 pm against Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ).

Hawks Split on First Day of Warrior Classic

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Fri., Sep. 9, 2011
Sacramento, CA--The San Diego Christian College Volleyball team was looking for some payback and a stop to a short losing streak on Friday. They were able to accomplish both with a five game win over Arizona Christian University (21-25, 25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 15-11). The evenly matched squads played in the initial match of the season, with the Firestorm winning that battle in five games.

The Hawks had a steady offensive attack with Lauren Howard leading the way with 10 kills, 11 digs, and 4 solo blocks, while Aja Walker and Mariah Boelk had 9 kills each in the win over the Firestorm. Walker and Boelk were proficient in their kills with Walker posting a .375 attack percentage and Boelk with .563 attack percentage. Cassidy Mertens contributed with 36 assists in the win.

“The team really rallied together for the win,” said Coach April Fisk. “It took a well rounded effort from every player to win the match.”

The afternoon matchup saw the Hawks fall to the Oaks of Menlo College in four games. After SDCC won the first game (25-22), Menlo was able to sweep the next three (25-18, 26-24, 25-20).

Howard paced the Hawks with 19 kills and a .359 attack percentage, in addition to 10 digs. Mertens continued her consistent play with a staggering 38 assists while Stephanie Rice led the team with 14 digs.

SDCC continues play in the Warrior Classic at William Jessup University on Saturday, September 10.

Hawk Runners Fair Well at CSU Fullerton

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Sat., Sep. 3, 2011[Results]
Fullerton, CA--The San Diego Christian College Women’s Cross Country team competed in the Asics Fullerton Open hosted by CSU Fullerton at the Carbon Canyon Regional Park Saturday and had a strong showing against top tier runners.

The Hawks were led by Senior Jacki Lowry who registered a time of 24:56 in the 6k and came in with a finish of 76th place. Joella Silvera (25:12, 90th), Katarina Medici (25:46 112th) and Adrienne Graham (26:41, 149th) were not far behind.

Rounding out SDCC’s runners were Allison Rowe (31:21), Jackie Flores (32:24) and Katelyn Neverkovek (33:28).

The meet was won by Loyola Marymount University who produced the five of the top twelve runners in the competition.

The SDCC Cross Country team will be running again Saturday, September 10th at the UC Irvine Invitational.

SDCC Loses Two in Tournament

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Fri., Sep. 2, 2011[Box Score] [Box Score]
Irvine, CA--The San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks were looking for a split in the Asics Crowne Plaza Labor Day Tournament hosted by Concordia University on Saturday. Instead, they were thwarted in matches against Cal State San Marcos and Carroll College (MT).

The first match saw the Lady Hawks (2-7) fall to a strong Cal State San Marcos team in straight sets 25-21, 25-11, 25-18. SDCC hung tough through the first set before falling late. The Lady Hawks were led by Cassidy Mertens with 17 assists while Stephanie Rice pitched in with 14 digs. Three players (Lauren Howard, Rachel Allen, and Aja Walker) had six kills each.

The second match saw SDCC play much better, but still come up short against Carroll College (MT) 25-21, 25-21, 25-19. Howard led the attack with 17 kills for SDCC while Rice chipped in with 17 digs and 3 aces.

The Lady Hawks continue their season on the road against Cal State San Marcos on September 14th.

Lady Hawks Fall in Double Overtime

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Fri., Sep. 2, 2011[Box Score]
El Cajon, CA--The San Diego Christian College women’s soccer team lost their first game of the season on Friday afternoon as The University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans came back from a 2-1 deficit to win in double overtime, 3-2.

The Vulcans struck first less than 10 minutes into the game, as Kristine Pasek received a pass down the right side of the field and was able to sneak the ball over goalkeeper Kaitlin Ogle to take a 1-0 lead.

The Lady Hawks responded with two goals from Hannah Waggoner within 10 minutes of each other to jump ahead 2-1 right before half.

The first score for SDCC came on a long pass from Senior Nicole Quintanilla that was originally gathered by a defender. Quickly, Waggoner was able to take the ball from the defender and continue the run. As goalkeeper Breegan Saller came out to try to attack the ball, Waggoner was able to tap it over Saller and into the goal.

The Hawks second goal from Waggoner came after Waggoner was fouled in the box while attempting a shot, leading to a penalty kick. Waggoner stayed perfect on the year in penalty kicks and placed the ball directly over a leaping Saller for her team-leading fifth goal of the season.

The Lady Hawks would maintain the lead until the 67th minute when the Vulcans were able to tie the game on a cross from Lindsey Poulsen to Kelly Fitzpatrick who placed a header in the net.

Regulation and the first overtime ended without a winner. Three minutes into the second overtime, UHH’s Kristine Pasek was able to beat a Hawks defender to the ball and get the ball past Ogle to give the Vulcans the victory.

Overall, SDCC was outshot by UHH 18-8. SDCC goalkeeper Kaitlin Ogle collected 6 saves in the loss.

“I feel bad for the girls as we played a good game,” said Coach Carlos Calderson. “It is a tough loss, but there is a lot we can learn from this moving forward.”

“I am happy we get some time off to heal some injuries before we get back on the field.”

The Lady Hawks resume their season on September 10th at home versus the University of Texas-Brownsville.

Lady Hawks Drop 2 in Orange County

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Fri., Sep. 2, 2011[Box Score] [Box Score]
Irvine, CA--The San Diego Christian College volleyball team struggled to get going on Friday and dropped matches to Holy Names University (25-13, 25-21, 25-22) and Westminster College (25-15, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14) in the Asics Crowne Plaza Labor Day Tournament in Orange County.

In the first match, SDCC was led by Senior Lauren Howard with 10 kills. Junior Rachel Allen pitched in with 15 assists and Sophomore Cassidy Mertens had 14 assists. Junior Stephanie Rice continued her tough play with 11 digs to lead the team. The Lady Hawks were plagued by 24 attack errors in the loss.

SDCC looked to respond in the second match, but was stymied by Westminster College (Utah) in four sets. Mertens led the way for the Lady Hawks with 25 assists, while Howard had 13 kills.

The Lady Hawks continue play in the tournament with matches against Cal State San Marcos and Carroll College (MT) on Saturday.

Hawks Collect First Win of the Season

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Thu., Sep. 1, 2011[Box Score]
El Cajon, CA--The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team collected their first win of the season and came out on top of a 2-1 win over Southern Nazarene University (Oklahoma) on Thursday afternoon.

The Hawks jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 12 minutes into the game when the speedy Captain Emmanuel Onywera split two defenders and received a long pass from Jordan Abad. Immediately, Onywera was able to put the ball past goalkeeper Blake Anderson for his first goal of the season.

The Crimson Storm were able to tie the game in the 27 minute when Javier Caballeros put a ball in the back of the net after Blake Rodgers’ shot ricocheted off the cross bar. The game would head to half time tied 1-1.

SDCC came out of the half with an added fire and scored in less than a minute. Frankie Zimmerman was able to put the Hawks ahead for good with a header off of a corner kick from Victor Flores. “We got the corner kick and set it up like coach wanted us to and it worked perfect,” said Zimmerman. “Victor was really on today, like he always is, and it was great to get the assist from him.”

“It was awesome to put us ahead. “

The Hawks had numerous attempts to add to the lead, but missed opportunities and the play by goalkeeper Anderson kept the score 2-1 until the final whistle. For the game, SDCC outshot SNU 17-9, and had 9 shots on goal.

The Hawks look to carry on this momentum when they resume play after a week off.

“It feels great to get a win after starting the season with two losses,” Zimmerman added. “We are excited to get the win and it gives us a confidence to know that we can get it done.”

The SDCC men continue their season on Monday, September 12th against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ).
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