Moral victories aren't going to help The Master's College women's soccer team get into the NAIA National Tournament.
As soon as Cassidy Fitzpatrick came to College of the Canyons to try out for the volleyball team, head coach Lisa Hooper knew she brought some intangibles to the table.
The last week was an action packed one for The Master's College athletics.
The Golden State Athletic Conference coaches released their preseason conference rankings for men's and women's basketball this week and The Master's College got a mixed bag.
A lot of the same cross country athletes who shined at Santa Clarita Valley high schools are doing the same thing with College of the Canyons.
When a powerhouse Westmont team came into town on Wednesday, The Master's College Lady Mustangs soccer team knew that it would have to be at its best in order to grab a win.
The Master's College women's soccer team fell to 6th-ranked Vanguard 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday night in La Mirada.
After Saturday's 44-23 road victory over rival Ventura College, College of the Canyons football players engaged in the usual post-game routine.
VENTURA - Up by a touchdown entering the third quarter of Saturday night's contest at rival Ventura College, College of the Canyons football players could be heard repeating a single word in anticipation of the second half kickoff.
It's no secret that football can be a game of seemingly arbitrary momentum swings, and Saturday night's contest at College of the Canyons between the host Cougars and visiting Antelope Valley College only served to solidify that dogma.
This was the game circled on College of the Canyons' calendar.
The fall sports at The Master's College are in the thick of their conference schedules. Last week, women's soccer and volleyball notched impressive victories over nationally ranked GSAC opponents, while the men's soccer team continues to look for its first conference win. Cross country enters next Saturday's Vanguard Invitational with lofty national rankings.
It is halfway through the regular season, and the College of the Canyons football team is riding a four-game winning streak thanks to the defensive hammerlock it put on Bakersfield College at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.
One wasn't sure she wanted to continue her soccer career after graduating from Hart.
Two different mind-sets, but the same approach.
The Master's College women's basketball team continues to earn national recognition after is successful 2013-14 season, while Mustang golf, track and field and baseball spent the week competing in important competitions.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Arizona spent eight weeks as the nation's top-ranked team and ran off 21 straight victories.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.
It was a short, but impactful, week in The Master's College Athletic Department. The women's basketball team prematurely ended its season in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament on Wednesday, while Mustangs baseball struggled to hold onto first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference in its series against San Diego Christian College.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It took a program stocked with NBA prospects to finally end Wichita State's perfect run.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert, held scoreless in the first half, hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse to earn a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time in three decades.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Adams had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Norman Powell scored 15 points in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling the NCAA tournament head coaching debut of Danny Manning.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Lawrence Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force overtime and freshman Carlin Dupree scored four points in the final 75 seconds for No. 12 seed North Dakota State.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why stop at one?
For the second year in a row, The Master's College women's basketball team entered the national tournament with high hopes only to see them come crashing down much earlier than expected.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Golden Valley graduate and Minnesota senior guard Maverick Ahanmisi scored a career-high 21 points, and Minnesota moved on in the National Invitation Tournament with an 88-81 victory over High Point on Tuesday.
Even though last week was spring break at The Master's College, the Mustangs were hard at work setting new personal bests on the track, playing for conference tournament titles on the basketball court, and taking on conference rivals on the baseball diamond.