Travis Vander Molen hit a pair of home runs and drove in three, as the No. 15 Warriors won their season opener on Tuesday over Marymount 5-3.
Vander Molen, who was limited a year ago due to injury, sent a two-run shot over the right-field fence in the first inning to put the Warriors ahead 3-0. Vander Molen led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo shot to put Westmont ahead 4-2.
After Marymount scored an unearned run in the top of the sixth, Daniel Netz added a sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the seventh to cap off the scoring.
Westmont used seven pitchers on Tuesday, with senior Justin Sanders earning the win after throwing one inning and striking out one batter. Bailey Reed struck one three batters in the ninth and earned the save.
Cate 4, Foothill Tech 3
William Deardorff scored in the final minute of regulation to help the Rams remain unbeaten on the season.
Daniel Boateng scored the first two goals for the Rams, including a goal in the first minute of the match. He added another goal in the 28th minute to give Cate a 2-1 lead.
Cate extended its lead to 3-1 in the 55th behind a goal from Buba Fofanah, though Foothill scored in the 62nd and 67th minutes to tie the game before Deardroff’s goal.
The Rams improved to 7-0-1 on the season and 4-0-1 in the Tri-Valley League.
Santa Clara 6, Laguna Blanca 1
Santa Clara took an early 3-1 lead and never looked back, as the Saints improved to 5-0 in Frontier League play and 9-2-3 on the season.
Suleiman Bah scored the lone goal for the Owls off an assist by Luca Wahlberg. Laguna is now 2-4-1 on the season and 1-2-1 in league play.
San Marcos 5, Cabrillo 1
The Royals improved to 9-5-5 and 1-2-2 in Channel League play with their win over Cabrillo Tuesday.
Levi Sheffey scored on a header from Isaac Estrada in the 14th minute. Sergio Diaz was credited with a goal after a Cabrillo defender volleyed the ball into the net, and the Royals took a 3-0 lead at the half behind Sheffey’s assist to Yair Vasquez.
Jairo Guerrero Flores and Uli Velez each scored in the second half. The lone goal for Cabrillo came in the closing minutes.
Santa Clara 3, Laguna 0
The Owls dropped to 3-5-1 overall and 2-2-1 in league play.
Prep Boys Basketball
San Marcos 50, Cabrillo 41
Isaiah Hicks scored a game-high 18 points on six three pointers, including four in the final two quarters to lead San Marcos to victory.
San Marcos (11-9, 3-1 in Channel League) was trailing 23-19 at the break but were able to pull away in the third quarter. Tommy Condon scored 11 points off the bench.
Carpinteria 60, Malibu 51
Dylan O’Neill scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Warriors over the Sharks.
Ian Reed added eight points and dished out seven assists, while Matt Garcia added seven points in the win.
Girls Water Polo
Carpinteria 12, Fillmore 3
The Warriors improved to 9-5 overall and 4-1 in Citrus Coast League play following their win on Tuesday.
Carpinteria jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back. Sophomores Briana Rodriguez and Jocelyn Pena each scored twice in the win.
San Marcos 17, Cabrillo 7
Sophia Panossian scored four times and three other girls registered a hat trick in the Royals win over the Conquistadors on Tuesday.
Madison Haaland-Ford, Hannah Theurer and Mia Amberger each scored three times for San Marcos, while Cabrillo’s Mary Rhode had a match-high five goals.
Lauren Schweitzer finished with seven blocks and Elaia Hamilton had six.
Cabrillo 41, San Marcos 37
A late-game rally by the Royals came up just short Tuesday night against Cabrillo.
Trailing 29-20 after three quarters, San Marcos took a two-point lead with just over a minute remaining. With 40 seconds left, Cabrillo’s Thea Reagan drilled a deep three pointer to give her team a one point lead. San Marcos missed a shot on the ensuing possession and the Conquistadors made four of its six free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Morgan McIntyre scored a game-high 15 for Cabrillo. For San Marcos, Oceanna Bauer had 11 and Ashley Day finished with eight.
Cate 64, La Reina 34
The Rams allowed only nine points in the second half en route to a 29-point victory Tuesday evening.
Cate (7-2, 4-0 in Frontier League) led 29-25 at the break behind some hot shooting from Meena Baher and Deborah Brittain. Baher nailed three three-point baskets in the second quarter and Brittain scored six of the 12 points in the opening quarter. The Rams outscored La Reina 16-4 in the third and 20-5 in the fourth quarter.