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Women’s golf tees off in Olympia

Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Lady Loggers golf team played in their season-opening tournament. The St. Martins Invitational was in Olympia, Washington and featured both NAIA teams as well as Division II and III schools. For the Logger’s first appearance since last season, Senior Sarah Bicker (Salt Lake City, Utah) commented, “We played well considering how young our team is this year.  We now know what areas of our games we need to focus on. We have lots of potential on the team, we just need to keep competing...
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Featured Athlete: Chris McDonald

A large contributor to the success of the men’s soccer team’s so far this year is sophomore goal keeper Chris McDonald. He has made 33 saves and has only been scored on nine times during the 12 games this year. McDonald is from Newton, Massachusetts and has been playing soccer since he was five years old. He attributes his success as goalie to years of game experience and high-quality goalkeeping coaches. “Our goalkeeper coach, Bobby McLaughlan, has probably helped me the most, and I feel like I’ve made huge strides...
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Football can’t keep up with Wildcats

The Homecoming Weekend festivities were spoiled on Saturday by the Linfield Wildcats. The Loggers suffered a 55-14 loss on the gridiron at the hands of the Wildcats, falling to 1-4 on the season and 1-2 in Northwest Conference play. Linfield posted an astonishing 591 total yards of offense, including 330 yards on the ground. The Wildcats posted the first 42 points of the game before the Loggers finally got on the board in the third quarter by way of an interception return. Junior Justin Erickson (Eatonville, Wash.) picked off quarterback...
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Men’s soccer gets stuck in mud

The men’s soccer team traveled to Parkland, Washington on a rainy and wet Sunday Oct. 10 to play against the Pacific Lutheran Lutes.  This rivalry game ended up being the third loss this year for the men’s soccer team. In the first half, Logger offense was able to manufacture three shots.  None of these shots found the back of the net, leaving the Loggers in a defensive battle for much of the half. The Lute’s offense fired five shots on goal.  Four were deflected by the Logger defense but Giancarlo...
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Volleyball enjoying best conference start since 2001

The women’s volleyball team improved to 7-1 in Northwest Conference play with their sweep of PLU and Pacific (Ore.) on Wednesday and Saturday nights, respectively.  They are off to their best start in conference play since 2001 and remain tied for first after this past week’s victories. The Loggers broke the Lutes’ 35 match winning streak Wednesday night as they held onto a 3-0  (25-19, 25-19, 25-19) victory. Brynn Blickenstaff (Eagle, Idaho), with 17 kills and two service aces, helped the Loggers move into a tie for first with the...
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Men’s Soccer earns draw with top ranked Pacific University Boxers

Men’s soccer team faced off against the Northwest Conference leading Pacific Boxers. After a battle that lasted through regulation and two overtime periods, the two teams reached a scoreless draw. This proved that the men’s Logger team is capable of matching up competitively with just about any other team in its conference. The Boxers did manage to take 18 shots opposed to the mere 3 of the Loggers; however, the defense continued to shine. And as it is the case with just about every sport, establishing a fundamentally sound defensive...
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Volleyball firing on all cylinders, hard work paying off with conference wins

The Lady Loggers were on the road yet again this weekend playing George Fox on Friday and Lewis and Clark on Saturday. The Loggers were able to defeat both teams, but the ends were reached with different means. On Friday night, the Loggers beat the George Fox Bruins 3-1, with set scores of 12-25, 25-20, 25-22, and 25-15. The beginning of the weekend’s journey was rough. Team morals were low when the Bruins strung together points at the start of the match. The Loggers came back stronger in the second...
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Women’s Soccer picks up two wins

ccessful week this week with two wins; one at home against Pacific Lutheran University and one away against George Fox. The sun was shining on the Loggers as they took the field Wednesday afternoon against the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes. The first period was an even interchange between the Loggers and Lutes with a UPS 9 – Lute 7 shot ratio. In the 23rd minute junior Jenny Moore (Kent, WA) made a goal from a rebound off of a Lute save, pulling the Loggers ahead 1 - 0. In the...
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Cross country on right track

The Chuck Bowles Invite this past weekend in Salem, Ore. proved to be a very successful outing for both the Logger men and women on the cross country course. The Puget Sound men took 19th overall in the invite, with an average time of 26:59.03. The men finished ahead of three Northwest Conference rivals at the large race, upending Pacific Lutheran, Pacific University, and George Fox who took 20th, 21st, and 22nd respectively. The University of Portland took home the title on the men’s side, posting an excellent average time...
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Getting to know Jeff Thomas: New Head Coach talks football, movies, Lady GaGa and much, much mor

Some would say the day Coach Jeff Thomas was born, the earth went back in time a full second. And although during my interview with Coach Thomas he neither confirmed nor denied this statement, I was able to learn a little bit more about Puget Sound’s new head football coach. David Thirlby- Previously you played and coached for University of Redlands down in California, what would you say is the biggest difference between Redlands and UPS from a football standpoint? Coach Thomas- We are not yet executing at a championship...
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Heart-wrenching loss for football

Tensions ran high on Saturday Oct. 2 as Puget Sounded hosted cross town rivals the Pacific Lutheran Lutes. The Loggers battled for victory and although the game ended in a loss, it is one for the record books. The stadium was at capacity. A sea of maroon and white and gold and black provided for an exciting atmosphere as the Loggers and Lutes exchanged leads in the 60 minute of game play. “As far as our fans go, we could not have better, more vocal fans.  It is extremely exciting...
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Feature Athlete: Jackie Harvey

The Logger volleyball team took to the road over the previous weekend, winning matches against both the Linfield Wildcats and Willamette Bearcats in consecutive days. The team is improving, but perhaps even more noticeable has been the emergence of freshmen outside hitter Jackie Harvey (Santa Barbara, CA). In the first game against Linfield, Harvey led the team in kills with 12 while hitting an impressive .356 on the court. She also contributed defensively with 7 digs. The following day against Willamette, Harvey added 6 kills along with 6 more digs....
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