By Gabi Marrese
On Friday, Sept. 30, the Loggers traveled to Willamette for the third game in their fourth straight away game. They fell to the Bearcats in a tough four-set match. Junior Kristen Miguel lead the team with 28 digs and had her second double-double of the season with 10 kills. On Saturday, the Loggers continued down the road to Linfield. The Wildcats came out with a strong two-set lead. The Loggers rallied back to win the third set with a score of 25-22, the fourth set with a score of 26-24 and the fifth with a score of 16-14. Junior Erika Smith scored 19.5 points, 15 kills and three digs in the match.
Willamette hosted the 43rd Charles Bowles Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30. The men’s team placed 17th, lead by junior Liam Monaghan with a time of 27 minutes. The Puget Sound women’s team finished ninth out 18 teams. First-year student Samantha Schaffer lead the women’s team with a time of 18 minutes and 30 seconds. The Loggers will compete in the Pioneer Invitational on Oct. 14 for their next race.
The men’s soccer team faced Pacific in Oregon on Sept. 30. The first half remained scoreless and the Boxers were on the board in the 58th minute. The Loggers out shot the Boxers and shot six more corner kicks but were still unable to get on the board. On Sunday, the Loggers headed to George Fox. Junior Chet Selis scored the first and only goal of the game in the 38th minute. The Loggers will travel to the crosstown rivals, Pacific Lutheran, on Saturday, Oct. 7.
The women’s team traveled to Whitworth on Sept. 30. The Pirates scored in the 25th minute and the Loggers did not answer until first-year student Genevieve Cheatham’s goal in the 47th minute. Whitworth answered again in the 64th minute and held off the Loggers until giving up the tying goal with 18 seconds remaining. Junior Lura Morton scored her third goal of the season. Both teams fought through two overtimes but recorded their first tie. On Sept. 31, the Loggers traveled to Walla Walla and took a 3-0 lead in the first half. Cheatham scored the first goal, followed by senior Jacquelyn Anderson and finally sophomore Tayla MacPherson. Whitman scored in the 73rd minute but the Loggers held them off to mark the third conference win of the season.
The Loggers had two costly turnovers in the first two minutes of the game against crosstown rivals Pacific Lutheran. Sophomore Paul Thomas had a few key downs in their second possession. This allowed senior quarterback Tanner Diebold to tie the game with five minutes left in the first quarter. The Loggers allowed six more points before going into halftime with a score of 20-7. Late in the third quarter, the Loggers were able to score on a 16-yard touchdown pass to senior Dustin Harrison. The Lutes kicked a field goal with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter to seal the win with a score of 23-13. The Loggers’ next game will be against Lewis & Clark during homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 7. At halftime the Loggers will be recognizing the 1967 Puget Sound football team.