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April 26, 2001
AZUSA - The Vanguard University softball team dropped both Golden State Athletic Conference contests to host Azusa Pacific, 3-0, and, 8-2, Tuesday afternoon. In the opener, Lions' pitcher Gina Liebengood held the Cougars (38-15, 18-6 in conference) to only two hits and allowed no earned runs. But Azusa Pacific parlayed five Lions' errors into three runs. In the nightcap, RBI hits by Jessica Thompson and Erin Gomez gave Vanguard (33-19, 12-9) a 2-0 lead early, but the Cougars rallied for four runs in the third and fourth innings to prevail.
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January 31, 2001
AZUSA - Becki Huddle had 20 points, seven assists and four steals for the Vanguard University women's basketball team in Tuesday night's 76-68 Golden State Athletic Conference loss to host Azusa Pacific. Kelly Boeke added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions (13-6, 6-4 in conference). Catherine Solario led the Cougars (14-5, 10-0) with 20 points. GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Azusa Pacific 76, Vanguard 68 Vanguard - Huddle 20, Boeke 14, Fiske 13, Lee 7, Seaman 5, Candelaria 3, Weidler 2, McKinney 2, Edmiston 2. 3-pt.
NEWS
May 5, 2000
SAN DIEGO - In a battle of two of the NAIA's top-six teams, the Vanguard University men's tennis team was mildly upset in the NAIA Region II finals against Azusa Pacific, 5-3, Thursday at Point Loma Nazarene. Winners for the Lions, ranked No. 3 in the NAIA, were Olli Helminen and Joakim Ulfvebrand in singles and the doubles team of Ulfvebrand and Martin Makovec. NAIA REGION II TOURNAMENT Finals Azusa Pacific 5, Vanguard University 3 Singles - Johansson (VU)
NEWS
March 6, 2000
COSTA MESA - Anthony Walker pitched seven strong innings to lead the Vanguard University baseball team to a 7-6 win over visiting Azusa Pacific in Golden State Athletic Conference action. Walker picked up his first win of the season, scattering seven hits, while striking out four. The Lions (4-11, 2-8 in conference) had leads of 5-0 and 6-2 before Azusa Pacific (10-4-1, 4-2) cut the lead to one. Ryan Williams relieved Walker, allowing only one hit with four strikeouts in the final two innings, collecting his second save of the season.
SPORTS
March 18, 2007
COSTA MESA — In the first game, the Vanguard University softball team proved how good its pitching can be. In the second game, the Lions showed they also have the offense when they need it. It all added up to a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep Saturday at Vanguard, as the Lions got by Azusa Pacific, 1-0, and 5-3. Vanguard (26-5, 6-0 in conference) used a standout pitching performance from junior Jen Olvera in the first game. Olvera threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just one hit and striking out a career-high 15 batters.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 8, 2006
AZUSA ? The Vanguard University women's soccer team made team history by advancing to the NAIA Region II championship game. But when the Lions got there, they ran into a team with much more experience in that type of big game. The result, a 4-0 Azusa Pacific win on Tuesday at Azusa Pacific, was thus somewhat predictable. But the Lions (13-5-2) left the field with their heads high after allowing no second-half goals to the Cougars (18-1) in the season-ending loss. It was the third consecutive Region II championship for Azusa Pacific, the No. 1-ranked NAIA team.
NEWS
March 2, 2000
AZUSA - The Vanguard University men's basketball team had its season come to an end with a 102-89 loss to host Azusa Pacific in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Wednesday night. John Kohlhaas led the eighth-seeded Lions (12-19) with 32 points, while Dennis Keane added 21 points and 14 rebounds. The Lions fell behind by 23 points after the first half and despite a valiant effort, could not overtake the top-seeded Cougars.
NEWS
January 19, 2003
Azusa Pacific's No. 5-ranked NAIA men's basketball team showed its stuff Saturday night at Vanguard University, capturing a 111-89 verdict with seven players in double figures, led by Caleb Gervin (20 points, including 4 for 6 from three-point territory, and Brett Michel (17 points, including 5 for 5 with threes). Overall Azusa Pacific netted 65.5% from the field in improving to 15-2, 7-0 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Vanguard (5-12, 1-6)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 18, 2013
Costa Mesa High senior standout Oronde Crenshaw said on Wednesday that he has verbally committed to play football at Arizona State University, but he is also weighing other options. "[I'm] still wanting more offers to come so I can decide on what's best for me and my family," said Crenshaw, adding that he has drawn serious interest from Missouri, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Colorado State, Army and Azusa Pacific. "But ASU is big for my family, especially my mom [Lilia] because she loves the Arizona atmosphere and how nice everyone is out there.
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SPORTS
August 7, 2013
They might have to call the Under Armour Southwest Championships the "Blue Wave Invitational" after the Irvine, Newport/Corona del Mar-based club baseball team captured the title Sunday at the prestigious showcase tournament for high school and incoming college players for the second time in the past three years. Having won the title in 2011 and finishing second in 2012, Blue Wave posted a perfect 8-0 record in capturing the seventh annual Under Armour 2013 Southwest Championship held Wednesday through Sunday (July 31-Aug.
SPORTS
October 4, 2012
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Vanguard def. Azusa Pacific COSTA MESA — Jessica Neves had 14 kills and Kelly Heenan had 25 digs to pace the host Lions in a 22-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23 nonconference win Thursday. Ashli Bellinger had 11 kills and 21 digs for the winners (12-9), who dropped APU, their former Golden State Athletic Conference rival, to 11-5. Vanguard posted a 15-6 advantage in team blocks.
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By Barry Faulkner | July 26, 2012
Vanguard University Athletic Director Bob Wilson said the positives outnumber negatives when it comes to the reformation of the Golden State Athletic Conference, and increased conference championship opportunities for the Lions are foremost among the former. After the 2011-12 school year, Azusa Pacific, Fresno Pacific and Point Loma Nazarene left the conference to join the NCAA Division II ranks, just as former GSAC member Cal Baptist did one year earlier. The seven remaining GSAC schools - Vanguard, Biola, Concordia, Hope International, San Diego Christian, The Master's and Westmont - will be joined by incoming member Arizona Christian in an eight-team alliance beginning in 2012-13.
SPORTS
March 30, 2012
BASEBALL UC Irvine 5, Pacific 4 IRVINE — Taylor Sparks belted a fastball off the left-field pole for a two-run, walk-off home run to lift the Anteaters to the Big West Conference opening win Friday night. The Anteaters (15-9) were down to their final out in the bottom of the ninth, trailing 5-4 with Christian Ramirez standing on second following a leadoff single and a sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Dillon Moyer. Sparks, who was two for four with two runs batted in, stepped to the plate and hit a first-pitch offering from reliever John Prato Matthews for his team-high third round-tripper of the year.
SPORTS
March 29, 2012
BASEBALL Azusa Pacific 11, Vanguard 5 AZUSA - The visiting Lions led, 2-0, 3-2 and 5-3, before the Cougars erupted for eight in the eighth inning of the Golden State Athletic Conference game Thursday. Bryce Arroyo was three for four with two runs batted in and one run, while Henry Yates was two for three with one RBI and one run for the Lions (14-12, 5-10 in conference). No. 5-ranked APU is 25-6, 14-2.
SPORTS
February 3, 2012
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Azusa Pacific 57, Vanguard 54 AZUSA - Senior Paige Halberg had 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the No. 9-ranked Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference road game Friday. Vanguard (15-5, 9-3 in conference) led by seven with 11:46 left and led, 52-50, before No. 12-ranked APU (16-6, 9-3) tied the score at 52 all with 3:22 left, then took the lead for good with 2:41 remaining. The loss, Vanguard's second of the week, drops the Lions into a second-place tie with APU. Esther Timmermans had 15 points and six rebounds, while Allison Burns had 10 points and five rebounds for Vanguard, who lost the rebounding battle, 55-36.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | January 13, 2011
COSTA MESA — Coach Russ Davis rattled off the names of five players as if they were on a missing persons report. They were gone from the Vanguard University women's basketball team lineup on Thursday. Four of the players were out with injuries. One left the program during the break. Davis surely misses the five players. The Lions are hurting, and in a Golden State Athletic Conference home game, they were exposed. That is not usually the case whenever Vanguard is the host.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | November 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — Two months ago, Vanguard University men's soccer coach Randy Dodge gathered his team for an important meeting. With tears in his eyes he told his players of his mistake, about how he forgot to sit out a game to begin the season because of a red card from the finale last year. The Lions would have to forfeit six games, which meant their No. 5 ranking in the NAIA would drop and their chances for reaching the national tournament would be difficult. But Dodge's emotion stirred the Lions.
SPORTS
October 20, 2010
Peters recognized Former Newport Harbor High football quarterback Kasey Peters, a senior at Rocky Mountain College in Montana, was named Fronteir Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after nearly guiding the Battlin' Bears to an upset of Carroll College, ranked No. 2 in NAIA Division I. Peters completed 21 of 36 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. He also carried 17 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 42-37 loss Saturday. Peters has completed 97 of 157 p asses for 1,220 yards and 12 touchdowns in four games this season.
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