It took overtime, but the fourth-ranked Westmont men’s soccer team won its second conference game of the season on Saturday, besting Menlo, 3-2.
Menlo’s Giovanny Gomes scored in the 13th minute off an assist by Michael Weber to put the Oaks temporarily on top.
Menlo would ride that 1-0 lead into halftime until, three minutes into the second half, Owen Bates was fouled in the box leading to Christian Webb having and converting on a penalty shot to tie the game.
Westmont’s Tyler Young scored in the 77th minute to give the Warriors the lead, but they would give up a penalty kick before the end of regulation.
In overtime, Young would find the back of the net again, ending the game with his team-high seventh goal of the year.
Westmont will host Vanguard at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday.
ANTELOPE VALLEY 14, SBCC 7
SBCC failed to convert a red-zone trip into points two times on Saturday, leading to a 14-7 loss to Antelope Valley at La Playa Stadium.
Antelope Valley (3-1) took the early 7-0 lead by driving 62 yards in five plays on their first possession.
Quarterback Brian Adams hit Jaylen Miller on a 26-yard TD pass and then AVC struck again in the third quarter as Adams hit a wide-open Davon Jones on a 42-yard TD catch and score that made it 14-0.
Adams led the Marauders by completing 14-23 for 168 yards and two TDs.
SBCC managed to cut the lead in half with a touchdown in the opening drive of the fourth quarter as Bradley Kleven found Will Bayonne for a 23-yard score.
Kleven was 11-23 for 107 yards with one TD and one interception.
Scotty Forbes, the other quarterback for SBCC, was 11-for-15 for 78 yards but had a costly interception in the end zone to end a second-quarter drive.
SBCC also missed two field-goal attempts in this game, one from 39 and the other from 44.
The Vaqueros will host L.A. Pierce in their American Pacific League opener on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.
WESTMONT 3, WILLIAM JESSUP 2
Down 2-0, No. 17 Westmont rallied to take the final three sets and improve to 8-1 in GSAC play with a win over William Jessup in five sets with scores of 22-25, 22-25, 25-10, 25-16, 15-10.
With the win Saturday, Westmont now sits atop the Golden State Athletic Conference standings
The comeback began in the third set as Westmont used a 5-0 run leading 8-4 to take a commanding lead. The same formula followed in the fourth set as after trading multiple shots back and forth, the Warriors scored six straight up 9-8 to run away with that game.
In the final set, Westmont never trailed.
Senior Cassidy Rea led the Warriors offense in this one tallying 20 points with 19 kills while hitting at a .341 clip.
Meanwhile, juniors Lauren Friis and Brooklynn Cheney combined for 45 digs in the winning effort.
Westmont volleyball plays next Saturday, October 12, on the road against The Master’s at 7:00 p.m.
WESTMONT 4, MENLO 1
Bri Johnson found the back of the net twice in Saturday’s contest between No. 7 Westmont and Menlo, helping lead the Warriors to a convincing victory.
This is Johnson’s third brace of the season and second consecutive after she tallied two against William Jessup on Thursday.
Johnson got Westmont’s offensive rally going as she scored her first goal in the seventh minute. She would tally her second goal in the 27th minute.
Westmont carried a 2-0 lead into halftime after outshooting Menlo 19-4 in the first half.
The score remained 2-1 for 15 minutes until the Warriors tacked on two insurance goals in the 86th minute, just 17 seconds apart from each other.
On the day, Westmont outshot Menlo 33-6.
The Warriors will host No. 12 Vanguard at noon next Saturday.
BOYS WATER POLO
SANTA BARBARA 8, DAMIEN 7
SANTA BARBARA 10, REDLANDS EAST VALLEY 8
The Dons went 2-0 on Saturday at the D2 showcase picking up key wins.
In the first outing against Damien, Dylan Fogg had four goals and three steals while Bronson Blix added three scores of his own.
Against Redlands East Valley, Ryan Drake led the team in goals with four while Jordan Hayes had two goals and also drew two exclusions.
Jack Taylor scored a goal, tallied three assists, and drew two exclusions.
Santa Barbara hosts San Marcos in its league opener at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
BISHOP DIEGO 3, DUNN 0
Amber Watkins led the Cardinals with seven kills on Saturday to help her team to a sweep over Dunn with set scores of 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.
Watkins also led the team in digs with 12. Alina Urzua tallied five kills for Bishop Diego in the win.
Bishop Diego (10-11, 6-1) will host Thacher at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
SHERMAN OAKS C.E.S. 60, LAGUNA BLANCA 32
Laguna Blanca lost a road match at Sherman Oaks C.E.S. on Saturday.
Laguna Blanca has a bye next week.