Sports Recaps- Week of October 2
Volleyball split their two games this weekend, winning at Linfield College on Sept. 25 in five sets but losing at Willamette in three sets the next day.
Against Linfield, the team was led by senior Heather Sangster (Los Altos, California) with 13 kills and sophomore Katie Rice (Glendora, California) with 11 kills and two aces.
The following night, the Loggers battled valiantly against Willamette but fell short, getting swept in three sets. Sophomore Hannah Stinson (Portland, Oregon) led the Loggers with ten kills and one ace.
The Loggers now sit in fifth place in the Northwest Conference and will play at George Fox on Oct. 2 for an opportunity to move up the standings.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams both played on the road on Sept. 26. The men lost 2-0 at Whitworth and the women drew a 0-0 tie at Pacific.
The fall to nationally ranked Whitworth was the first conference loss of the season for the Logger men. Two early mistakes allowed Whitworth to score its two goals in the first half. Next, the Logger men take on Willamette on Saturday Oct. 3.
The nationally ranked and undefeated Logger women settled for a disappointing tie against Pacific. While the Loggers dominated the game, outshooting Pacific 17-4, the team could not quite break the 0-0 tie, even with two additional overtime periods. The Logger women prepare to take on the first place team, Whitworth, on Oct. 3.
The cross country teams both started strong, and are set for a strong finish to their season.
On Sept. 19, both the men’s and women’s teams raced in the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Washington. The men did well, finishing in ninth place while the women struggled finishing 17th.
The men have been led this season by senior Tyler Shipley (Forest Grove, Oregon), who was named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week twice this season.
Senior Taili Ni (Sacramento, California) has led the Logger women so far this season. Ni was named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week after she finished with a time of 23:18.00 in the Puget Sound Invitational.
The Loggers’ next meet is on Saturday Oct. 3 at the Chuck Bowles Invitational in Salem, Oregon. This is the second to last meet before the NWC Championships.