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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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Volleyball hits stride on trip to Oregon

The Logger women’s volleyball team played at Linfield College this Friday. They defeated the Linfield Wildcats 3-0, with scores of 25-23 in the first match, 25-12 in the second, and 25-20 in the third. As a former volleyball player and new assistant coach this year, Leigh Sumida offered her insight into the games. “Even though we swept the Wildcats 3-0, I think we did not meet our potential. We have much more room to grow.” Doing everything in their power to avoid losing on their home court, the Wildcats put...
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Women’s Soccer finds bumpy road on trip to Eastern Washington

The women’s soccer team spent this past weekend traveling to Spokane and Walla Walla, Wash. to continue Northwest Conference Play.  Sadly, the Loggers suffered their first loss at the hands of Whitworth Saturday Sept 25. Whitworth and Whitman are considered two of the most challenging teams in the Northwest Conference series.  The Loggers played last weekend with the knowledge that they would have to pull out all the stops to beat the Pirates and Missionaries. “This weekend will be a huge test for our team. We are challenged with two...
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Men’s Soccer looking for offensive spark: Loggers relying heavily on defense to keep them in games

The football team wasn’t the only team to go into overtime last weekend. The men’s soccer team had a tough match that ended in a tie against Whitworth.  The team had a 3 game winning streak going into the upcoming matches over the mountains. Senior Kyle Benson (Mukilteo, Wash.) said, “I feel extremely confident in our team going into this weekend”. The Loggers also remain undefeated at home. In preparation for the game Benson said of his team, “Our strategy to win has been in our preparation for this week...
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Women’s soccer off to fast start as Northwest Conference play opens

ccer team is on a roll following a pair of victories this past weekend against Willamette and Lewis and Clark. The triumph on Friday over the Bearcats came after a hard fought battle, which eventually ended after junior Theresa Henle (Issaquah, Wash.) found the back of the net in the second overtime to give the Loggers a 2-1 win. The Loggers controlled the ball well throughout regulation, but could only manufacture one goal, which came in the 42nd minute from senior Serwaah Fordjour (Shoreline, Wash.). Willamette came back and tied...
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Volleyball looking to establish consistency

Entering Saturday night’s game at 5-3, the Puget Sound volleyball team looked focused and confident to play in front of the Logger faithful for the first time this season. Even without fan favorite junior Bri Boyce (Kent, Wash.), it was evident that the Loggers were not going to be denied a victory by the Whitman Missionaries. The two teams met earlier in the season, resulting in a frustrating loss for the Loggers when the Missionaries took them to a fifth game before winning 3-2. Friday night was a different story....
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Loggers run hard at Sundodger Invitational

The Logger cross country athletes had a great showing at their pre-season meet on September 5 in Walla Walla, Washington. The athletes ran an impressive 2 kilometers longer than their normal distances.  Seniors Hayley Walker (Cambria, Calif.) and Marnie Hazelhurst (Portland, Ore.) led the women’s side with sixth and ninth place finishes in their 4K run. On the men’s side, freshmen Wes Finger (Deming, Wash.) and Robert Harkins (Eureka, Calif.) finished in 13th and 14th place running the 6K. When asked if he thinks his team can improve upon their...
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Logger youth prevails on pitch

The Northwest Conference season began last weekend, the 18 and 19 of September, and in the rain and shine, the varsity men’s soccer team pulled through with a pair of  weekend victories against Linfield and Willamette. “We only have one senior and four juniors on our roster, so each game we feel we are gaining valuable experiences that get us closer to becoming a team that can compete for a conference championship,” Coach Reece Olney said. Although the team is young and they have not been playing with each other...
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