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.
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.
ATHERTON, Calif. Vanguard (11-3, 6-1) is coming home with a clean sweep of their trip to Northern California, ending the journey with a win against Menlo College (7-4-2, 2-3-1). The final score was 1-0 as only goal of the match was scored early for the 9th ranked Lions by Madison Lopp (JR/Anaheim, CA), earning her seventh goal of the year, only 11 minutes into the game. The Blue and Gold currently sit atop the GSAC standings with a two point cushion over #2 Biola.
ROCKLIN, Calif. – The ninth ranked Lions (10-3, 5-1) earned a winning start to their Northern California swing by rallying back to defeat William Jessup 2-1. Hayley Gonzales (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) scores her third goal of the year and nets the game tying goal just after halftime, while Alex Bachman (SR/Buena Park, CA) records the match winning striking in the 75th minute. This win moves Vanguard to 2-0 this season against the WJU Warriors (4-8-1, 0-4-1), winning by 7-1 combined scores.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Haley Bruce (SO/San Diego, CA) was voted Offensive Player of the Week for the Golden State Athletic Conference, announced Monday. This is the second time this season that the sophomore midfielder was been recognized for this award. Bruce is a weapon for the 11th ranked Lions offense as she has the ability to snap the ball into the correct spot. She scored another unassisted goal against Hope International which sealed the Lions fourth conference victory by a 2-0 score. Bruce is second on the team with 12 points this year.
FULLERTON, Calif. – Vanguard (9-3, 4-1) got right back on track in a big way by shutting out Hope International (6-3-2, 1-2-1) in the 90-plus degree weather. Haley Bruce (SO/San Diego, CA) and Danyelle Allen (SR/San Clemente, CA) netted the goals for the 11th ranked Lions in the 2-0 victory. Haley Magana (SO/Los Alamitos, CA) recorded her ninth shutout of the season thanks to a pair of saves in the first half.
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