’Cats end preseason in top five

Junior Jenna Quiring (left) lends defensive support to freshman Danielle Scott (far right) as they maintain possession against Northwest Christian University senior Kori Wilgus on Sept. 1. The Wildcats beat the Beacons 5-0 and had 27 shots on goal. Joel Ray/Freelancer

No two games are the same — the Linfield women’s soccer team can attest to that. With a mixed bag of results during preseason,

conference season is right around the corner, and the polls suggest Linfield is expected to win fourth.

The high number of women that came out this year brought talent to the team. Freshman Emily Fellows was picked for last week’s

Northwest Conference Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week. The award earned her a starting position in all games so far. She

“For the rest of the season, I want to keep working hard to improve as a team and individually and hopefully we can all have a

successful season,” Fellows said.

The last preseason game wrapped up at home against Warner Pacific with a score of 4-0. Freshman Emily Fellows had all four

goals for Linfield. The third goal was taken by Fellows as well, after being fouled in the box.

“As a team we have been working together, but we’re always looking to improve every day in practice and at games,” Fellows

added.

The girls had a good start and maintained it, overcoming a weekend of upset as the women had traveled to Corban and Southern

Oregon and lost both games.

“I definitely think we have started the season off well,” senior and captain Sara Blake said. “We have set high standards for

ourselves as a team, but we still have a lot of learning and growing to do.”

concluded the preseason with seven goals and two assists in four games.

The women’s team kicks off the conference season against Willamette University, September 15 at 5 p.m.

Corrina Crocker/Sports editor
Corrina Crocker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com

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