November 16, 2011
The Vanguard University women's volleyball team received an at-large berth into the 36-team NAIA Tournament and will play host to La Sierra in the opening round Saturday at 7 p.m. The No. 14-ranked Lions will among 24 teams competing in the opening round, hoping to advance to a round-robin tournament at the final site in Sioux City, Iowa. First-year coach Eryn Leja's Lions (21-12) finished tied for fourth in the Golden State Athletic Conference with a 10-8 record. Vanguard is led by 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter Jamie Heenan and fellow first-team All-GSAC honoree KaUwila Lavea, a 6-1 senior outside hitter and middle blocker.
August 25, 2011
Lions stunned, 2-1 COSTA MESA — William Pellow scored to give Vanguard the lead in the fourth minute, but visiting La Sierra rallied to tie, then scored the game-winner in the 89th minute for a 2-1 nonconference victory in the men's soccer season opener for both on Wednesday. Sam Nichlson and Jack Plummer were each credited with an assist for No. 4-ranked Vanguard.
April 21, 2011
BASEBALL Doubleheader COSTA MESA — Host Vanguard won with mass production and with supreme efficiency to sweep both nonconference games against La Sierra on Wendesday. The Lions (20-24) had 12 hits in a 9-8 win in Game 1, then managed a 3-1 triumph despite collecting only two hits. Tyson Leighton went three for five with three runs batted in in the opener, including a home run and a triple. Gabriel Garcia pitched six shoutout innings, allowing one hit, in the seven-inning finale to improve to 7-4. Mike Leal and Robert Purpura posted saves for the Lions.
January 25, 2011
COSTA MESA — Coming off a 34-20 season in which the Vanguard University baseball team was at various times, 15-1, 19-2 and 25-5, the bar has been raised for Coach Ralph Grajeda's Lions. But it took all of one game to equal the biggest margin of victory achieved by the 2010 unit, as Vanguard trounced visiting La Sierra, 15-0, in the nonconference season opener Tuesday. Only once did last year's Lions produce a 15-run win, in a Feb. 20 shutout at home against Bethany College.
September 7, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Vanguard University women's volleyball team came so close to delivering a big upset Tuesday night in Golden State Athletic Conference women's volleyball. But the Lions could not hold a lead late in the fifth set and fell to visiting Concordia, 26-24, 21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-12, in their home conference opener at "The Pit. " Concordia is ranked No. 2 nationally in the NAIA; Vanguard is unranked. The visiting Eagles rallied from a 12-11 deficit in the fifth set, winning the last four points of the match on two kills and two errors by the Lions.
February 19, 2010
WOMEN’S SOFTBALL Vanguard 4, La Sierra 1 Vanguard 6, La Sierra 0 COSTA MESA — Stephanie Leisenring went a combined four for six with three runs batted in, helping the Lions sweep Friday’s nonconference doubleheader. Melissa Forrester went the distance in the opening game for Vanguard, which improved to 7-5. Forrester (2-1) struck out nine and allowed one run on six hits. Katharine Jablonski started the second game and went five innings, improving to 3-1. WOMEN’S TENNIS Vanguard 9, Biola 0 COSTA MESA — Gabriela Bergmanova won in No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles play as the Lions swept the Golden State Athletic Conference match Friday.
September 10, 2005
Four different Orange Coast College players scored goals and the team recorded its second straight shutout, a 4-0 victory over visiting Glendale on Friday afternoon in nonconference play. Goalkeeper Trent Painter made four saves for the win. Painter hasn't given up a goal in 227 minutes. Chris Dunckel opened the scoring nine minutes into the game thanks to assists from Joel Walker and Matt Brummett. Eric Nutter scored the second goal on an assist from Scott Locken and Walker.
December 30, 2003
Steve Virgen At Corona del Sol High in Tempe, Ariz., Lindsay McClellan used to start every game and earned all-state honors four years. She also helped lead her team to a state championship. Things are a bit different at Vanguard University, but McClellan is adjusting. The freshman guard came off the bench to provide a spark, scoring 14 points in the Lions' 93-65 women's basketball victory over Pikeville in the Golden State Athletic Conference Challenge Monday at the Pit. The GSAC Challenge is a six-team invitational that includes five squads that reached the NAIA tournament last season.