Martinez leads Westmont to first GSAC win

Westmont’s Jenny Martinez produced a goal and assisted on a second as No. 9 Westmont women’s soccer team posted a 2-0 win over San Diego Christian (4-4, 1-1 GSAC) in El Cajon on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors improved to 5-3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

“Jenny had a very productive and effective day,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “Aolani Rueff and Ashley Correa were also very influential players, which is especially good since Aolani and Ashley were coming off injuries.”

The Warriors’ first goal came in the 28th minute when Missy Robertson crossed the ball from the right side to Martinez who deposited the ball in the back left portion of the net.

Seven minutes into the second half, the Warriors extended their advantage. This time, Martinez crossed the ball to Rueff who finished for the score.

“We had 26 shots on the day and would have liked to have converted more,” said Kiely. “However, we were getting into places and doing really well in the final third. It is a hard place to play and a tough field to play on. It was a hundred degrees plus. I was glad that we were able to produce in this kind of setting.”

Freshman Lauren Dorr played in goal for the Warriors, replacing an injured Lindsey Smith. Dorr recorded the first shutout of her collegiate career.

“Lauren did very well,” said Kiely. “Our defense did really well.”

The Warriors allowed just three shots by the Hawks and Dorr recorded two saves.