Sports & Outdoors

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 second period the Loggers came out and took complete ownership of their home turf. Their defense allowed no shots on goal while the offense kept the ball on the Lute side, taking sixteen shots on goal. In the 81st minute junior midfielder/forward Theresa Henle (Issaquah WA) scored a goal off of a pass from junior midfielder/defenseman Abby Goss (Spokane, WA).

The final score was Loggers 2 – Lutes 0. UPS dominated with 25 shots on goal compared with the Lute’s 6. Theresa Henlie led the team with six shots on goal and freshman goalie Casey Thayer (Boulder, CO) should be commended for her six saves.

On Saturday, October 2 the Loggers traveled down to Newberg, OR to beat the George Fox Bruins at home.  In the first half the Loggers outshoot the Bruins 15 – 1 but no goals resulted. In the second half the Loggers came out ready to change the scoreboard. After three short minutes junior midfielder/forward Mikaela Freeman (Alameda, CA) scored a goal assisted by Abby Goss.

In the 55th minute Loggers really turned up the heat as Theresa Henle made a goal assisted by senior midfielder Kelly Anderson (Centennial, CO). Two minutes later Henle dribbled past defenders and goalie for another goal, giving the Loggers a commanding 3 – 0 lead. In the 87th minute junior midfielder/defenseman Madeline Whitsel (Springfield, OR) made her first goal of the season and last goal of the game by picking up her own rebound making the final score Loggers 4 – Bruins 0.

The Loggers towered over the Bruins totaling a shot advantage of 33 – 2 . Theresa Henle led the team with eight shots on goal.

Jenny Moore commented the week’s wins, “I think we have improved and connected more as a team tremendously since our first half Wednesday against PLU. In our game Sunday we finally connected passes and worked collectively towards the win. It felt really good to finally play well together, now we just need to continue the success into this upcoming weekend.”