Football Logger football will have a winning record for the season after grabbing its first victory since 1979 against Pacific Lutheran at Baker Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, winning the gritty game 6-2. Junior Hans Fortune (Kenmore, Washington) had the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Fortune also has been named to the CoSIDA All-District Team for District 8 after carrying a 3.88 GPA while studying economics at the university. Fortune is also on the top of his game on the field, averaging nearly 341 passing yards per game, which is good for first in the Northwest Conference and third overall in NCAA Division-III. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Loggers went to McMinnville to take on No. 2 ranked Linfield and fell 72-3 and went to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the NWC. The Loggers scored a field goal late in the fourth quarter for their lone points. The Loggers have their final game of the season at home on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.
Volleyball The Loggers had four games to end the season, the first on Friday, Oct. 30 against George Fox at home. They fell in four sets (3-1) but kept each game close, finishing with at least 18 points in each game. Next, the Loggers went on to play Lewis and Clark at home on Saturday, Oct. 31 and won in five sets (3-2), taking the last game 15-13 and it was sensational. On Wednesday, Nov. 4 the Loggers took on Pacific Lutheran and fell in four sets (3-1). In their final match of the season on Saturday, Nov. 7, the Loggers fell in four sets (3-1) and were just edged out 25-23 in the final one. The Loggers finished 9-15 overall and 6-10 in the Northwest Conference, playing tough the entire way.
Women’s Soccer Women’s soccer took on five different teams to end their regular season, winning 2-0 on Saturday, Oct. 24. On Saturday, Oct. 31 the Loggers won 3-0 vs. Whitworth with a hat trick from senior Amalia Acorda-Fey (Seattle, Washington). On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Loggers beat Whitman 3-0. On Saturday, Nov. 7 they finished of George Fox 1-0. On Sunday Nov. 8 they took down Willamette 2-0. Acorda-Fey was awarded with Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the week for two weeks in a row and finished the season with an amazing 13 goals and three assists. The Loggers finished the season with a miraculous 10-game winning streak and did not lose throughout the entire year. Their season marches onto playoffs.
Men’s Soccer Men’s soccer had three road games to finish off the season, the first against George Fox on Saturday, Oct. 31. In a thriller of a game, the Loggers tied 1-1 with the Bruins in 2OT with sophomore Ben Whitham (Claremont, California) providing the goal. Next, the Loggers went to Pacific (Oregon) on Sunday, Nov. 1 and fell 1-0 after the Boxers scored in the 48th minute. The Loggers outshot the Boxers 9-6. In their final game of the season, the Loggers went to Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, Nov. 7 and took them down 2-1 with a goal in the 27th minute from senior Josh Sonico (Cathedral City, California) and the game winner in the 54th minute from sophomore Ezra Kraus (Harvard, Massachusetts). The Loggers finished the season with an overall record of 10-7-2 and NWC record of 8-4-2. The season was one certainly to be proud of as they finished with their sixth-consecutive season with at-least 10 wins and finished third overall in the NWC.
Cross Country The men and women Loggers participated in the Northwest Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 31. The men’s team placed second overall and the women’s placed fourth. On the men’s side, senior Tyler Shipley (Forest Grove, Oregon) took first overall with a time of 25:48 and junior teammate Germia Lizier-Zmudzinski (Forest Grove, Oregon) grabbed second with a time of 26:04. Both Loggers were named to the All-NWC First Team. For the women’s team, senior Taili Ni (Sacramento, California) placed seventh-place after a time of 23:24. Ni also received honors by being part of the All-NWC First Team. Junior Madison Bolejack (Bainbridge Island, Washington) took 28th overall and had a time of 24:51. It was a strong finish to the season for both Logger teams.