By Kevin White
The volleyball team split over the past weekend. On Friday, Oct. 20, the team lost 3-0 to George Fox, losing by 4, 3, and 2 across the sets. First-year student Melanie Siacotos (Newark, CA) had 11 kills. In the next game, the Loggers rebounded and defeated Pacific 3-1. The Logges only dropped the second set, and won sets three and four handily. Siacotos impressed again, with 12 kills, but still trailed Senior Rita Dexter (Anchorage, AK) and Junior Kristen Miguel (Mililani, HI), each of whom had 13 kills.
The Puget Sound’s men’s soccer team lost two games this past weekend on their trip to Eastern Washington. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the team lost a game 1-0. Junior goalie Wren Norwood (Kenai, AK) had a season-high eight saves, with the only goal being scored in the 34th minute. The next day, the Loggers lost another game, also by the score of 1-0. Norwood had another six saves, but the Loggers were unable to find the net.
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Puget Sound defeated cross-town rival Pacific Lutheran by a score of 1-0. This was only the second goal allowed by the Lutes in conference play. The goal was scored by Senior Jacquelyn Anderson (Renton, WA). It was her second goal of the season. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Loggers continued to do well, defeating Lewis and Clark 4-0. Junior goalkeeper Jamie Lange hasn’t allowed a game this month, and won Logger of the Week this past week. The Loggers are third in the Conference, trailing PLU by four points and table-leading Whitworth by five.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, the football team lost a close game to Pacific University, 35-27. The Loggers took a seven-point lead into the locker room at half behind two touchdowns from Sophomore Vance Wood (Selah, WA). However, a 14-point third quarter was hard to overcome. The next week saw another loss, this time 38-23 against Whitworth. Senior Tanner Diebold (La Verne, CA) threw for a career high 347 yards but couldn’t overcome a 24-point second quarter from Whitworth.
Both the men’s and women’s crew teams dominated at the American Lake Fall Classic. The women’s varsity eight and varsity four both won, beating boats from both PLU and Lewis and Clark. The men’s varsity four earned a win over two PLU boats and a Lewis and Clark boat. This past Saturday, Oct. 21, the women’s eight again dominated, winning the Charlie Brown Regatta on the Willamette River. The second women’s eight finished third in the same race.
Both the men’s and women’s teams finished sixth at the NWC Fall Classic on Sunday, Oct. 15. The men placed ahead of Pacific, Whitman and Lewis and Clark behind the lead of Sophomore Mac Turner (Minneapolis, MN), who finished 16th out of 45. The women tied with Pacific, led by Junior Kristi Koyanagi (Honolulu, HI), who was +19, and finished 16th.
At the Lewis & Clark invitational, the women’s team finished sixth while the men’s team finished 10th. First year Samantha Schaffer (Greenwood Village, CO) led the women’s team, finishing 13th out of 128. Junior Liam Monaghan (Puyallup, WA) led the men, finishing 52nd out of 116 runners.