Makenna Eide contests a Lions pass (photo by Vanguard Sports Info)

COSTA MESA, CA- The (RV) Hope International Royals travelled to Costa Mesa on Saturday for a GSAC matchup against the #12 Vanguard Lions. HIU came away with an upset win over the Lions as Xochitl Sandoval (SR/Tustin, CA) netted her third game-winning goal of the season.

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ATHERTON, Calif. – After trailing just eight minutes into the game, the San Diego Christian Men's Soccer team score two unanswered goals, one in overtime, to defeat Menlo College 2-1 Saturday afternoon.

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SANTEE, Calif. – After Arizona Christian took Set 1, the San Diego Christian Women's Volleyball team took sets 2-4 to defeat the Firestorm 3-1 on Saturday afternoon, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-14.


With the win, the Hawks improve to 8-7 overall and 3-5 in conference play. The Firestorm fall to 2-12 on the season and 0-7 in the GSAC.


Eight ties were in Set 1 as each team battled to take the opening set. The Hawks' last lead was 7-6 as the Firestorm held serve and prevented SDC from going on a big run. Facing set point for ACU, SDC scored three straight points to put the pressure on the Firestorm. But ACU tallied the 25th point in the set off a kill by Samantha McCants for the set win.


Set 2 was tight from the get-go with nine ties within the first 20 points. SDC took the lead for good at 14-13. Allie Beezer registered two serving aces and Ashlyn Riding tallied a kill for the set win.


The Hawks stormed out to an 8-3 lead in Set 3 looking to take a 2-1 set advantage. But the Firestorm answered back to tie it 8-8 and took a 10-9 lead. Tied at 16-16, Beezer's kill gave SDC the lead and ACU didn't have an answer. Juliana Gutknecht's service ace was the 25th point in the set.


SDC led from start to finish in Set 4. Beezer, again, was at it again tallying the set's first point. Molly Witzmann registered a kill to give the Hawks a 10-4 lead. The closest the Firestorm would get would be five points at 12-7. SDC though went on a 13-7 run to close the game.


Beezer and Witzmann led the team with 14 kills apiece. Gutknecht was right behind with 13 as the only other in double figures. Riding's 46 assists were a game-high. Witzmann led all players with six blocks.


The Hawks are back on the court Tuesday as they host La Sierra University. SDC fell to the Golden Eagles on Sept. 22 in four sets. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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ATHERTON, Calif. – Allie Hill and Shayna Petersen-Burman's goals lifted the Hawks past Menlo College 2-1 Saturday afternoon to win their first GSAC game of the season.

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Makenna Eide contests a Lions pass (photo by Vanguard Sports Info)
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Setter of the Week
Kelly Dalrymple
Vanguard University
In two tough road matches, the junior responded with 55 assists in 9 sets (6.11 per set). Defensively, she was second on the team with 24 digs in the two matches.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Wilton Quintero
Westmont College
Quintero converted two penalty kicks this week to bring his season totals to five for five. He also produced an assist against San Diego Christian. Quintero leads the Warriors on offense this season with 11 points (five goals, one assist).
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Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Angela Brown
Westmont College
Brown led a Warrior defense that allowed just one goal this week in two Golden State Athletic Conference games. Brown provides great distribution out of the back, organizes and adds composure to the defense.
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Defender of the Week
Aleka Estrada
San Diego Christian College
Estrada recorded 53 digs this week in three matches. The Hawks won back to back conference matches this weekend and Estrada averaged just under 7 digs per game. The senior Libero also had 5 aces on the week.
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Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Brandon Gomez
Vanguard University
Gomez continues his hot start to the season by recording his 5th straight shutout while on the road at William Jessup. Vanguard is currently in 1st place in GSAC and Gomez Ranks 7th in Goals Against per Game in the NAIA (0.560).
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Attacker of the Week
Charlotte Heerlyn
Vanguard University
Heerlyn had a monster week as Vanguard went 2-0 in two road matches. She combined for 33 kills on 75 attempts including a .333 hitting %. At the net, she had 3 solo blocks and 6 block assists.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Danyelle Allen
Vanguard University
Allen has led the Lions to the top of the GSAC standings by going 2-0 this week. In a match up with the then 13th ranked The Master's College, Allen scored both goals in the match. This was her 4th game winning goal which ranks her 3rd in the nation. She is 5th in the conference with 6 goals in 8 outings.
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