Led by 11 kills from senior outside hitter Cassidy Rea and another eight from Brooklynn Cheney, the Westmont women’s volleyball team cruised past San Diego Christian winning in three sets by scores of 25-10, 25-9, 25-11.
As a team, the Warriors posted a .316 attack percentage. Cheney hit .500 while Rea ended with a .476 percentage. Keelyn Kistner notched 14 assists while Sydney Dunn added eight.
With the win, Westmont (20-5, 11-3) is still perfect at home with an 8-0 record and are still tied for first place in the conference with Hope International.
Four weeks ago, Westmont suffered a five-set loss to Vanguard on the Lions’ home court. It was the Warriors’ first loss in conference play.
The Warriors will look to get revenge as they host the Lions at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
BOYS WATER POLO
SANTA YNEZ 20, CARPINTERIA 8
Carpinteria visited Santa Ynez for a non-league match, and, despite a solid start, the Pirates eventually overwhelmed the Warriors to win by 12.
Sophomores Coby Gonzalez and Reyn Clayton had strong games. Coby had three goals and strong defensive play while Reyn added two goals and maintained good communication and moves in the two-meter position.
Carpinteria will face its last league opponent, Hueneme, on Wednesday.
SANTA YNEZ 14, LOMPOC 4
The Pirates got eight wins on singles courts on Friday, helping them earn a win on senior day.
Emmy Withrow and Alana Hinkens each picked up three wins on the day at No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles, respectively. Withrow dropped no games in her victories while Hinkens lost just two games.
No. 2 doubles pair, Isabella Curti/Clara Newton were the only duo to go 3-0, dropping just five games during the process.
Santa Ynez ends the regular season 8-13 overall and 4-6 in Channel League play.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
MT SAC Invitational
Cate and San Marcos were among multiple teams that participated in the largest cross country meet in the country on Friday.
For the Cate girls, Led by sophomore co-captains Anna DiSorbo and Meena Baher, the Rams won their heat convincingly and posted the third-best Southern Section D5 time on the afternoon.
DiSorbo was third in the race with a time of 19:58, making her the fourth fastest Cate runner ever at Mt SAC. Baher was close behind in fifth place with a time of 20:32.
The boys finished sixth in their heat. Senior co-captain Tesfa Asmara ran 17:39 for 14th place, while Sophomore Nick Patrick was 36th with a time of 18:49.
For the San Marcos girls, Madison Funk was 16th in the D3 varsity girls race. Shaina King was the individual winner in the D3 freshman girls race taking home a coveted cowbell in a time of 20:20 while her teammate, Celina Zambrano placed 4th with a time of 22:43.
The sophomore boys won the team and individual title with 35 points and a cowbell for Ethan Dwelley who ran 17:13. Will Snyder and Jacob Snodgress placed 5th and 6th, respectively, in the varsity D3 race with times of 16:22 and 16:29, respectively.
Lemmon Named Athlete of the Week
Westmont’s Bailey Lemmon was named the Pacific Coast Swim Conference NAIA Athlete of the Week after swimming the anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay at the Malibu Invitational.
Lemmon also became the first Warrior swimmer to qualify for the national championship as an individual after she posted a time of 25.14 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle to beat the qualifying mark of 25.58.
The team’s time of 2:01.84 beat the NAIA National Championship qualifying standard by more than eight seconds.
UCLA 162, UCSB 100
The UCSB women’s swim team lost its first dual meet of the season on Friday, losing to Pac-12 opponent, UCLA.
Zoe Cosgrove collected two more first-place victories on Friday. The freshman was the only Gaucho to win an event, winning the 100 and 200 Back with times of 54.44 and 1:58.70.
Redshirt Junior Emily Boggess finished second in both the 500 and 1000 Free (4:55.48 and 10:10.72), as well as third in the 100 Free (51.44) while senior Emily Ward added a second-place finish in the 200 Free (1:51.21) and a fourth-place finish in the 100 Free (51.84).
UCSB will look to bounce back as it faces Cal Poly at 11 a.m. on Saturday.