Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 at 7:55 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Lions (11-17) completed their whirlwind two days of competition playing at Columbia College (MO) and then playing a neutral site match against Park University. Beginning at 12:00 pm local time, Vanguard suited up against the #25 Columbia Cougars (16-11) and then took a brief break before a matchup with the sixth ranked Park Pirates (26-1).
Cross Country - Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 at 1:15 PM
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Vanguard men's and women's cross country squads switched up the schedule and traded in their usual early Saturday morning race for an afternoon meet hosted by Cal State Fullerton. The Titan Invitational hosted both NCAA Division I and NAIA schools. In their respective fields, the Lion men side finished fifth out of 10 teams and the women sporting the Blue and Gold finished sixth amongst eight teams.
Volleyball - Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 at 9:45 PM
FULTON, Mo. – Vanguard bounced back in a big way, truly showing the character of this squad, as they fought back from a 0-2 deficit to rattle off three straight set wins including a fantastic 19-17 victory in the final frame over William Woods (17-11)! The Lions (11-15) looked adversity in the face and came out victorious as they completed the second match of the day after a 100 mile commute in between matches.
Volleyball - Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Lions (10-15) began a whirlwind 48 hour period where they will challenge four teams from Missouri, three of which are ranked. First, they were pitted against Missouri Baptist (24-6, 9-0 in conference play) who is currently ranked 14th in the nation and was the National Runner-Up a season ago. Vanguard was defeated 3-0 with scores of 25-18,25-15,25-23.
Men's Soccer - Thu, Oct. 20, 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. – It was a nail bitter, but the Lions (9-4, 4-4) closed out the 2-1 victory in the opening minutes of the first overtime period. Vanguard rode goals from Nathan Miramontes (JR/Fullerton, CA) and Juan Arellano (SR/Hawthorne, CA) (game winner) over Arizona Christian (5-11, 0-8). The Blue and Gold tallied an astronomical 33 shots on goal and Firestorm goal keeper Joshua Stewart made nine saves, thwarting the Pride's offense until the 58th minute.
Women's Soccer - Thu, Oct. 20, 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Lions (12-3, 7-1), currently ranked ninth in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll and seventh in the Modified Rating Percentage Index, snatched a 2-0 victory over Arizona Christian (6-7-1, 2-6) in the squads annual Pink Game for breast cancer awareness. Both goals were scored in the second half of the competition as Rayven Hernandez (JR/Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) earns the game winning goal in the 68th minute.
Women's Soccer - Mon, Oct. 17, 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Golden State Athletic Conference has released the latest edition of Players of the Week, as voted by the conference, and Haley Magana (SO/Los Alamitos, CA) wins for the second time this season. She was recognized as Defensive Player of the Week after anchoring the ninth ranked Lions to a 2-0 record last week during a tough GSAC road trip. Magana continues to show why she is the top keeper in the conference. The Lions have vaulted to the top spot (18 points) in the GSAC thanks to her conference leading 10th shutout against Menlo. She has allowed just four goals all season and two of those came in her first collegiate game against No. 2 Lindsey Wilson back in August.
Athletics - Sun, Oct. 16, 2016
Hello again Vanguard! Our women's soccer team is now about half way through the season; we are now 6-1 in GSAC and prepared to finish strong. These first few months have been a crazy adjustment for me. Coming from high school, I haven't quite been used to the extra-long hours of classes and work. In addition, starting off season in the fall meant dedicating the rest of my time to soccer. I am finally starting to get in the swing of things and beginning to make a lot of friends!
Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 15, 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Lions (10-14, 7-3) came back with a vengeance in the nightcap as they jumped on Arizona Christian (2-12, 0-10) early, winning the first set 25-14 before taking care of business to win in three sets (25-21, 25-20). Hailey Gordon (SO/San Diego, CA) was lights out as she went 8-11 with no errors for an otherworldly .727% attacking to go along with 3.5 blocks. Becca Lowden was flying all over the court making impressive digs to bring her total to 18 on the quick three set contest.
Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 15, 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Vanguard Lions (8-14) hosted the Diggers of Montana Tech (14-7) in a non-conference tilt and for the second time this season MTT left the building with a victory. Today's contest was a tight affair with the Diggers capturing a 3-0 victory by 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 counts. Hailey Gordon (SO/San Diego, CA) continued her impressive play in the middle recording a .556 attacking percentage to go along with five kills and two block assists. The duo of Becca Lowden and Aubryn Coale (FR/Huntington Beach, CA) ended the match with a combined 25 digs.