Loggers Sports Recap
By Kevin White
Women’s Soccer: The Loggers managed to get a split this past week. The team fell just short against Pacific Lutheran University on Wednesday, losing 1-0 in double overtime. The team managed to rebound on Saturday, beating Lewis and Clark 1-0 on a goal by sophomore Tayla MacPherson (Seattle, Washington). The team’s next game is at Whitworth on September 30th.
Volleyball: This weekend, the Women’s Volleyball team continued conference play. On Friday, the Loggers cruised against George Fox, winning in straight sets. Senior Rita Dexter (Anchorage, Alaska) led the way with 11 kills. However, the team was unable to keep up the momentum, losing to Pacific University in Oregon 3 sets to 1. The loss was closer than the sets appear, with the Loggers narrowly losing all three sets. In fact, the Loggers had more points throughout the game thanks to an 11-point second set win. Junior Kristen Miguel (Mililani, Hawaii) led the way in the loss with 11 kills.
Men’s Soccer: The men’s soccer team got two wins this weekend, defeating Whitman and Whitworth at home. Against Whitman, the lone goal of the game came on a Penalty Kick from senior Vincent Von Luehrte (Los Gatos, California). The defense was stifling, holding Whitman to eight shots in total, only one of which was on goal. On Sunday, the Loggers went on to win their third straight game, beating Whitworth 4-1. Benjamin Whitman (Senior, Claremont California) led the way with a goal and an assist. Cale Spence (Freshman, Seattle Washington) scored his first career goal in the game, while goalkeeper Robert Jorgensen (Senior, Pasadena California) recorded five saves in his third win.
Cross Country: The Cross-Country teams had their second tournament of the year at Sundodger in Seattle. The women’s team finished 8th out of 20 schools, while the men’s team finished 18th. The women’s team were paced by first years Samantha Schaffer (Greenwood Village Colorado) and Rachael Metzler (Lafayette Colorado), both of whom broke into the Loggers top 25 at 13 and 16 respectively. This allowed the team to climb into the Cross Country regional rankings at 7.
Golf: Both Golf teams had strong performances over the past week. At the 2017 Collegiate Open, Mac Turner led the way with a record setting score of 138, beating the 14 year old record of 141. This won Turner Logger of the Week honors, and the Men’s team finished tied for 9th out of 14 teams in the tournament. At the Pacific Lutheran Invitational, the women’s team finished sixth out of eight. This past weekend, the University hosted the Puget Sound invitational. The Men’s team finished sixth out of seven teams, while the women grabbed fourth out of fifth.