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Swim team blows conference competition out of the water

The Loggers came out strong again in their second week back after an impactful 2009 season. If their performances are indicative of what is to come this season, the Loggers are well on their way to qualifying for Nationals. The true test for the Logger swimmers will be maintaining high work ethic and building confidence, not cockiness, in preparation for higher-stakes competition later in the season. The Logger swim teams cleaned house this weekend against the Willamette Bearcats on Friday and the Linfield Wildcats on Saturday. On Friday, final team...
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Pacquiao vs. Margarito: The PacMan takes the title in a David-and-Goliath-esque showdown

It was a classic battle of David versus Goliath. On Nov. 13, 2010, Manny “The PacMan” Pacquiao faced Antonio Margarito in the Cowboys Stadium for the WBC super welterweight belt. Margarito’s physical advantage was apparent as the boxers posed for the traditional pre-fight stare-down. Towering an extra 5 inches over Pacquiao and weighing in at 150 lbs, almost 6 lbs more than the PacMan, Margarito was characteristically cocky. The PacMan looked calm and collected despite his apparent physical disadvantages. He had confidence in his speed, ambidexterity and stamina. In a pre-fight...
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Logger athletes and athletic training staff share mutual appreciation

The Puget Sound training staff has the amazing task of taking care of every single varsity student athlete that walks into their respective field, course, track, or court. These amazing individuals are instrumental in preparing our athletes before the game and for taking care of them when something goes wrong. Head trainer Craig Bennett has been here since 2005 and he has already made a huge impact on the athletic community. He makes it a point to learn not just the names of the athletes who frequent the training room,...
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Women’s soccer wraps up banner year

The Puget Sound women’s soccer team collected their ninth consecutive Northwest Conference title after shutting out Pacific University 2-0 on Friday and Linfield 2-0 as well on Saturday. By finishing the season on a 13-game undefeated streak in conference play, The Loggers improved to 14-1-1 in conference play and 17-1-2 overall. The Loggers clinched the title after their Friday victory as they needed only one this weekend to lock up the championship. With this in mind, the team came out as the agressors against the Pacific Boxers.  The Loggers scored...
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Men’s soccer splits over Halloween weekend, chances for a playoff birth now all but gone

Over the weekend the University of Puget Sound men’s soccer team headed down to Oregon to face the George Fox Bruins and the Pacific Boxers on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.  The result was typical of the season thus far as the Loggers recorded a 2-0 win over the Bruins but fell 1-0 to the Boxers. On Saturday, the Logger defense stood strong as the team recorded its ninth shutout of the season behind four saves from sophomore goalie Chris McDonald (Newton, Mass.). The Bruins outshot the Loggers...
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Cross Country strong at NWC meet

There was no shortage of excitement at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships this past Saturday in Lakewood, WA. The Logger men and women have run hard all season in anticipation for this race, which marked the beginning of the postseason for all runners in the conference. Puget Sound did not dominate the race in the team standings but had several competitors post impressive times. The men finished in 8th place overall in the race. Robin Harkins led the way for the team with an 11th place finish after posting...
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Swim teams dive into first conference meet

The Logger swim teams fared well in their first conference tournament. Friday’s tournament was a pentathlon in which points from five seperate swimming events were combined to result in an overall winner. In the first races, Sophomore Jere Aleksander (Skopje, Macedonia) finished 1st  out of the men’s team in the 100 yard IM with a time of 56.70 seconds, good enough for 5th  overall. Freshman Derek Frenzel (Moscow, Idaho) and Sophomore Max Cohen (Albuquerque, New Mex.) were right behind him in 6th and 7th place overall. In the women’s race...
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