Rachel Flynn goes up over UTB to a sea of pink

The No. 3 Concordia Eagles defeated No. 3 Texas at Brownsville in exciting fashion on Friday night, October 24 inside CU Arena.   Not conventional or recommended, but exciting.  They dropped the first two sets, before extending the evening late into the night for a five-set win.  Hannah Andrews (SO/Rohnert Park, CA) came off the bench to provide the punch, smashing 14 kills, hitting .303, and adding one block.  Reanna Schelhaas (SR/Los Alamitos, CA) added 10 kills, Ellie Ladensack (SO/Phoenix, AZ) had 13, and Rachel Flynn (FR/Mission Viejo, CA) was solid all game with 17.  Morgan Nunley (SO/Murrieta, CA) ran the show with 46 assists and one kill.  As it usually the cases with UTB, CUI was out-blocked 13-5.5.  The Eagles sideout percentage was above 60% in the last three sets.  

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Vanguard - 2013-14 NAIA Men's Basketball National Champions

With five first-place votes and 77 points, NAIA Div. I Men's Basketball National Champion Vanguard was selected to finish first in the 2014-15 GSAC Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll.  The Lions, which were also the GSAC Regular-Season and Tournament Champions, are followed by Hope International with two first-place votes and 65 points.  These two teams competed in the televised GSAC finals, which was the first-ever GSAC Championship appearance in men's basketball for the Royals.  Arizona Christian with 59 points is third in the poll followed closely by Concordia with a first-place vote and 57 points.  The Master's College also received a first-place vote and is tie for fifth with Biola at 40 points.  Here are the complete results from the poll:

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Defending GSAC Champion Vanguard was selected to finish first in the 2014-15 GSAC Women's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll with eight out of nine first-place votes and 80 points.  Westmont received the other first-place vote and tied The Master's College for second in the poll with 63 points.  Hope International, defending GSAC Tournamen Champion, placed fourth with 58 points.  Here are the complete results from the poll:

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Westmont soccer player Tanner Wolf, (left) stands next to his father Dave, the team's head coach, during a training session.

Fire may destroy, but it also spawns new growth.

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Rachel Flynn goes up over UTB to a sea of pink
Vanguard - 2013-14 NAIA Men's Basketball National Champions
Westmont soccer player Tanner Wolf, (left) stands next to his father Dave, the team's head coach, during a training session.
 
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Lauren Terry
Vanguard University
Lauren Terry posted two upset wins in goal for No. 14-ranked Vanguard last week against two GSAC opponents that were higher in the rankings. She had a save in the 5-1 win against The Master's College. The senior goalkeeper stopped three shots on goal at ninth-ranked Biola squad to propel Vanguard to a 2-1 victory.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Kyle Cunningham
The Master's College
After giving up an early goal at Vanguard, Kyle Cunningham blanked the Lions for the remaining 86:58 in a 3-1 win for The Master's College. The sophomore goalkeeper extended his scoreless streak with his career-best fifth shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over Arizona Christian. Currently, Cunningham paces the GSAC in goals against average (0.74) and save percentage (.857), and is tied for the conference lead in shutouts.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Player of the Week
Amy Weststeyn
Biola University
Amy Weststeyn led Biola with a team-high 18 kills and a match-best .457 hitting percentage as No. 5 Biola defeated No. 2 Concordia on the road in 4 sets. The senior middle blocker also tacked on six blocks (1 solo), 3 digs, an ace and an assist.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Madison Lopp
Vanguard University
Freshman forward Madison Lopp posted two goals as Vanguard upset No. 11 The Master's 5-1 and assisted on one of the Lions much-needed scores in another clutch Vanguard upset at No. 9 Biola. Vanguard has won five straight in conference play and has 13 wins on the year, due in large part to Lopp's emergence as a top-offensive performer. In her first year with the program, she has 10 goals and three assists, ranking her third in points for Vanguard.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Brett Croft
The Master's College
Brett Croft scored two goals and assisted on another as The Master's College won both of its GSAC games last week. At Vanguard, the senior midfielder tied the score on a penalty kick and then scored the game-winning goal in the 79th minute. Against Arizona Christian, Croft assisted on the insurance goal to win 2-0.
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Standings
Show standings for 2014-15
 
Rankings
Show rankings for 2014-15
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2Southern Oregon
3Olivet Nazarene (IL)
4Embry-Riddle (FL)
5St. Francis (IL)
6British Columbia
6Aquinas (MI)
8Tennessee Wesleyan
9Eastern Oregon
10Cal State San Marcos
15The Master's College
25Vanguard University
RVWestmont College
RVArizona Christian University
1British Columbia
2Dordt (IA)
3Northwest Christian (OR)
4Taylor (IN)
5Cal State San Marcos
6Lewis-Clark State (ID)
7Westmont College
8Oklahoma Baptist
9Carroll (MT)
10The Master's College
13Biola University
RVArizona Christian University
1Rio Grande (OH)
2MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)
3Auburn Montgomery (AL)
4Davenport (MI)
5Thomas University
6Ashford (IA)
7Texas at Brownsville
8Lindsey Wilson (KY)
9Indiana Wesleyan
10Grand View (IA)
22Hope International University
RVWestmont College
RVConcordia University
1Cumberland (TN)
2Embry-Riddle (FL)
3Concordia (OR)
4William Carey (MS)
5Martin Methodist (TN)
6Northwestern Ohio
7Lindsey Wilson (KY)
8Concordia University
9Spring Arbor (MI)
10Vanguard University
11Westmont College
13The Master's College
18Biola University
1Rocky Mountain (MT)
2Park (MO)
3Concordia University
3Texas at Brownsville
5Biola University
6Northwestern (IA)
7Missouri Baptist
8Eastern Oregon
9Viterbo (WI)
10Lindsey Wilson (KY)
24Vanguard University
RVThe Master's College