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March 4, 2004
The Vanguard University women's basketball team, which won the regular-season Golden State Athletic Conference championship, is the top seed heading into tonight's conference tournament opener at 7:30 against visiting Concordia. The Lions (26-2, 18-2 in the GSAC) come in ranked third nationally and have already secured a spot in the NAIA championships, where they reached the semifinals a year ago. The GSAC gets two teams into the NAIA championships.
SPORTS
May 14, 2008
WOMEN’S TENNIS Vanguard 5, Xavier (La.) 1 MOBILE, Ala. — Seniors Jelena Jovic and Olivia Amstad, as well as freshman Anna Valingsten won in singles and doubles to propel the No. 5-seeded Lions into today’s 7 a.m. quarterfinal of the 28th annual NAIA championships. The Lions (22-4) will meet Golden State Athletic Conference rival Azusa Pacific, the No. 5 seed, today. Jovic and Valingsten won their No. 2 doubles match, 8-2, after Jovic won 12 of 13 games at No. 3 singles and Valingsten did not give up a game at No. 5 singles.
NEWS
November 21, 2003
Orange Coast College sophomore outfielders Jose Castaneda and Jeff Piaskowski have each signed national letters of intent at the University of Hawaii, OCC baseball coach John Altobelli said. Castaneda arrived at OCC via Cypress College, where he played 29 games last year for the state champion Chargers. He hit .255 with two home runs in 47 at-bats. Piaskowski played in 29 games for OCC last year, batting .289 with six home runs and 17 RBIs and playing errorless in the field.
SPORTS
March 21, 2013
Vanguard University junior guard Nicole Ballestero was named first-team all-tournament at the NAIA championships completed Tuesday in Frankfort, Ky. Ballestero, a first-team All-Golden State Athletic Conference perfomer in her first season at Vanguard after transferring from San Diego, averaged 24,7 points, 3.7 assists and three rebounds to help the Lions win twice and advance to the quarterfinals. Ballestero shot 56.3% from three-point range (nine for 16), 44.6% from the field (29 for 65)
NEWS
March 12, 2003
The Vanguard women's basketball team, which won the Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season title, failed to hold off hot Master's College, which defeated the Lions, 76-66, Tuesday at Vanguard University. Leslie Dubois scored 21 points for the Mustangs, who went on an 8-0 run to overcome a four-point deficit in the final 3:54. After the Master's built its lead to 10, it clinched the victory by converting 7 of 8 free throws. The lead had changed five times during an eight minute span early in the second half, until the Lions broke away, but the Mustangs answered back.
NEWS
March 15, 2003
Russ Davis, currently in his seventh season as head women's basketball coach at Vanguard University, was recently selected as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Region 1. Davis, who leads Vanguard into the NAIA Championships for a fifth time beginning Wednesday, was chosen by coaches in the Western region. He will be a finalist, along with six other coaches, for national Coach of the Year. The recipient will be honored during the Russell Athletic/WBCA Coach of the Year luncheon at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis April 7 at 1 p.m. Davis led Vanguard (25-9)
SPORTS
April 23, 2006
SAN DIEGO ? Vanguard University won five individual titles at the Golden State Athletic Conference track and field championships, which ended Saturday at Point Loma Nazarene University. Freshmen Grace Jepngetich and Tiffany Foley led the way for the Lions, winning two events each. Foley roared to victories in the women's 100 and 200 meters on Saturday. The freshman ran the 100 in 12.42 seconds, defeating Azusa Pacific's Renee Eckley, and edged Concordia's Jen Clouse in the 200, running 26.14 seconds to beat Clouse by .19 seconds.
SPORTS
November 20, 2005
FRESNO -- Orange Coast College's women's cross country team made it five in a row, winning the California Community College state title Saturday at Woodward Park. Jewel Butler and Araceli Huerta led the way with top-10 finishes for the Pirates. Butler ran the three-mile course in 19 minutes, 8 seconds to place fourth, and Huerta finished in 19:18 to place seventh. They were followed by Elda Hernandez in 14th (19:32), Samantha Cadwell in 15th (19:33) and Kelly Oelschlager in 22nd (19:41)
FEATURES
November 30, 2009
The Vanguard University women’s volleyball team will face Taylor University of Indiana today at 1:15 p.m. in the first round of pool play at the NAIA Championships at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. It’s the second consecutive tournament appearance for the Lions (17-12), who were ranked No. 11 in the final national poll and earned one of eight at-large berths in the field. Vanguard had a bye in the first round, from which teams advanced to Sioux City. The final-site portion of the tournament includes six four-team pools.
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SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | November 23, 2013
Though Liliana Ruiz had some trouble remembering the precise mechanics of her game-winning penalty kick Saturday, at least the Vanguard University sophomore didn't forget to breathe in the first round of the NAIA women's soccer championship against visiting Columbia College. Ruiz, who said she has a hard time with relaxation in pressure situations, calmed herself enough to bury her penalty kick, the sixth attempt of the post-match shootout for the Lions, to propel the hosts to the second round of the tournament that runs Dec. 2-7 in Orange Beach, Ala. The No. 6-seeded Lions (15-4-1)
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SPORTS
May 30, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Concordia University captured the school's first NAIA softball national championship on Thursday, defeating Spring Hill of Alabama, 8-3, in the title game. Freshman third baseman Hannah Howell was two for two with three runs batted in and junior shortstop Jenna Jorgenson was two for four with three RBIs for the winners, who scored five in the fourth inning to break open a 2-2 deadlock. Senior Katie Cotta allowed three hits and one earned run in a complete-game effort to record the victory.
SPORTS
May 17, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. - A trip to the NAIA National Championship title match appeared so promising for the Vanguard University men's tennis team. The No. 3-seeded Lions, who entered the semifinals with a 24-0 record, built a 2-1 lead in doubles. However, No. 2 seed Auburn Montgomery dominated in singles to earn a 5-2 victory and a spot in Saturday's NAIA National Championship final. Auburn Montgomery will be looking for its 10th national championship when they face Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
SPORTS
March 21, 2013
Vanguard University junior guard Nicole Ballestero was named first-team all-tournament at the NAIA championships completed Tuesday in Frankfort, Ky. Ballestero, a first-team All-Golden State Athletic Conference perfomer in her first season at Vanguard after transferring from San Diego, averaged 24,7 points, 3.7 assists and three rebounds to help the Lions win twice and advance to the quarterfinals. Ballestero shot 56.3% from three-point range (nine for 16), 44.6% from the field (29 for 65)
SPORTS
May 29, 2010
BASEBALL UC Irvine 6, Long Beach State 0 LONG BEACH — Senior Christian Bergman threw a complete-game shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 24 1/3 , and win his third straight Friday start in the opener of the final Big West Conference series at Blair Field. Combined with Pacific's 9-7 loss to Santa Barbara Friday, the win clinches sole possession of second place for the No. 23-ranked Anteaters (35-19, 15-7 in conference). Bergman, filling in for injured All-American Danny Bibona (inflamed rib muscles)
SPORTS
May 20, 2010
RIVERSIDE — The Vanguard University baseball team kept its season alive by winning, 13-12, in 11 innings against College of Idaho Wednesday in an elimination game of the NAIA Baseball National Championship opening round at Cal Baptist. Tyson Leighton's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Bryce Arroyo to win the game for Vanguard (33-20). Leighton finished four for six with three RBIs, and left fielder Jacob Domingos was also four for six and scored twice.
FEATURES
November 30, 2009
The Vanguard University women’s volleyball team will face Taylor University of Indiana today at 1:15 p.m. in the first round of pool play at the NAIA Championships at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. It’s the second consecutive tournament appearance for the Lions (17-12), who were ranked No. 11 in the final national poll and earned one of eight at-large berths in the field. Vanguard had a bye in the first round, from which teams advanced to Sioux City. The final-site portion of the tournament includes six four-team pools.
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