Softball - Fri, Feb. 24, 2017 at 8:30 PM
COSTA MESA, Calif.- Going into this double header on the back of a four-game winning streak, the Vanguard University Lions (9-3) faced the Benedictine-Mesa Redhawks (1-2), feeling quite confident. Game one proved to be an extremely tight affair, with the Lions beating the Redhawks 8-7 after nine innings. Game two however, painted an entirely different picture, with the Pride prevailing over the Redhawks 9-1. These two wins extend the Blue and Gold's winning streak to six games, putting them in a perfect position going into their GSAC opener.
Baseball - Fri, Feb. 24, 2017 at 8:05 PM
COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Lions (11-7,6-1 GSAC) returned from a disappointing road trip to square off against San Diego Christian (3-8,2-5 GSAC) and ended up victorious with a final score of 4-3. The scoring started off fast and had the lead set by the second inning as the Lions were able to hold off the Hawks. Brandon Sandoval (SR/Fallbrook, CA) held it down batting 4-4 and snatching five out in center field. Trai Patrick (SR/Everett, WA) kept up his hitting, going 2-4, and drove in a run in the process.
Baseball - Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 at 9:55 PM
LANCASTER, Calif. – The offense was flowing for both sides as the 20th ranked Lions (10-7) and the University of Antelope Valley (6-9) squared off in a non-conference tilt hosted at The Hangar. A big spurt by both teams left the game with a 9-8 score favoring the Pioneers. Vanguard was led in hitting by Brandon Sandoval (SR/Fallbrook, CA) and Brock Eissman (SR/San Clemente, CA) both going 3-5 on the day. Michael Fuchs (JR/Irvine, CA) backed that up with a 2-5 day of his own, adding in two scored runs, and Josh Weeks (FR/Murrieta, CA) finished 2-4 inside the batter's box.
Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM
COSTA MESA, Calif.- The Vanguard University Lions (7-20, 5-10) had a lot to think about, making the long journey home after a fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Arizona Christian. Waiting for the Lions, were the 16th ranked Westmont College Warriors (22-6, 10-5), who handed the Lions their first loss in their four game losing streak. Stopping the skid looked like a truly daunting task on paper, but the Pride upset the odds by comfortably defeating the Warriors 87-72. Teslim Idris (SR/London, England) led the way for the Lions, scoring 19 points on the night.
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM
COSTA MESA, Calif.- Back home following their victory against Arizona Christian, the third ranked Vanguard University Lions (26-2, 14-1) hosted the sixth ranked Westmont College Warriors (23-4, 12-3). The last time that these two GSAC powerhouses met, the Lions pulled off an upset in what was the biggest game of their season. This time, the Pride played as the favorites, with the GSAC conference championship waiting for them if they emerged victorious. In a closely fought battle that tested both teams to their very limits, the Blue and Gold prevailed in the end, winning 43-40 to be crowned GSAC conference champions.
Baseball - Tue, Feb. 21, 2017
COSTA MESA, Calif. - For the second week in a row, the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week resides at Vanguard. Trai Patrick (SR/Everett, WA) tallied nine hits in 14 chances, adding three walks on the week as well. The senior third baseman also recorded five RBI's and four extra base hits. He was instrumental in the Lions besting The Master's University 2-1 in the 3-game series. On the year, Patrick is leading the team with a .463 average including 25 total hits, six doubles, two home runs and 20 total RBI's.
Softball - Mon, Feb. 20, 2017
LA MIRADA, Calif. — Riding a high from a combined 26-12 blowout across three games last Friday, the Vanguard Lions (7-3) headed to La Mirada to face off against British Columbia (1-3) in a double header. Vanguard came in full force and won both games easily due to a strong offense by the Lions. The first game ended with Vanguard leading 8-4 while the second game was cut short on a mercy rule after six innings with Vanguard holding British Columbia at 10-2.
Men's Basketball - Mon, Feb. 20, 2017
We are in the last week of our regular season and this year has been full of ups and downs. Although I have had my share of frustrating moments and doubts, recently I have really started to embrace a sense of gratitude that I have never felt before. No matter what the outcome may have been in my past, I am thankful for each experience I have encountered not only in these last couple years at Vanguard, but in my life. This is one of the hardest lesson I have learned and it is also one of the most gratifying. It is a great feeling to have when you can detach yourself from the results of everything and solely focus on gratitude.
Track & Field - Sun, Feb. 19, 2017
LA MIRADA, Calif. - Saturday, the Vanguard Lions competed in their second dual meet this week going head-to-head with GSAC member Biola University, just two days after a friendly competition with nearby Concordia University. Saturday's show-down with Biola was a result of the Pomona Pitzer All-Comers meet being cancelled due to rain. As it turned out, rainy weather was not a factor Saturday and the Biola venue was in good shape.
Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017
PHOENIX, Ariz.- Following their first conference defeat at the hands of Biola, the Vanguard University Lions (25-2, 13-1) faced the Arizona Christian University Firestorm (13-12, 7-7), with a burning desire to bounce back. In what was a relatively comfortable contest, the Lions did indeed bounce back, beating the Firestorm 58-47. Claire Lamunu (SR/Kampala, Uganda) returned to the top of the point pile, leading with 17 points on the day.