COSTA MESA, Calif. – Bang! Vanguard (8-2, 3-0) sits alone at the top of the Golden State Athletic Conference standings by defeating #3 Westmont College (9-1-1, 2-1). The tightly contested match was left scoreless after regulation before Madison Lopp (JR/Anaheim, CA) sank the walk-off game winner in the 95th minute during the first overtime period. The victory marks the first time the Lions have knocked off the Warriors since 2013.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Haley Magana (SO/Los Alamitos, CA) was voted Golden State Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for September 19-24. During that span, she helped the 10th ranked Lions win their seventh consecutive match and begin 2-0 in conference. Magana stopped six shots in Vanguard 1-0 victory at The Master's University and 5-0 win versus William Jessup University. During the seven match win streak, she has not allowed an opponent to score. Guiding the Lions defense, they rank second in the nation with seven total shutouts while Magana is fifth in the country conceding only 0.27 goals per contest.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard University (7-2, 2-0) hosted William Jessup (3-5, 0-1) in the Lions conference home opener and rolled to a 5-0 victory, bolstered by a pair of goals from Madison Lopp (JR/Anaheim, CA). The Blue and Gold have now ripped off seven straight victories since returning from their preseason trip to Kentucky and Tennessee.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The 10th ranked Lions (6-2, 1-0) kicked off conference play in winning fashion by leaving The Master's University (4-3-2, 0-1) with a 1-0 result. Alex Bachman (SR/Buena Park, CA) netted the game-winning goal just four minutes into the match and then the backline, captained by Haley Magana (SO/Los Alamitos, CA), held on for the shutout.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Light up the scoreboard! Defeating Soka University of America (0-5) gives the 10th ranked Lions their fifth straight victory of the young season. Winning by a 5-0 score, Vanguard now owns a 5-2 record as they have finished the preseason portion of their schedule. Allie Griffith (FR/Aliso Viejo, CA) led all members of the Blue and Gold with two goals in just over 80 minutes of game action.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Lauren Aronson is a big reason why the 10th ranked Lions (4-2) have ripped off four straight wins at home. Anchoring a back line with no other returning starters on the field, she helped keep VU opponents scoreless. On the offensive end, she had her best career week recording two goals (including a game winner) and an assist in her last 182 minutes on the field.
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