Women’s soccer builds back winning streak

The women’s soccer team lengthened its winning streak and maintains the top spot in conference with two wins against Lewis & Clark College and Willamette University on Oct. 13 and 14.

The Wildcats seized the 3-0 win against the Willamette Bearcats on Oct. 14, led by three separate scorers.

Sophomore Stephanie Socotch claimed the first goal of the game, followed by junior Emily Fellows. With a half  hour remaining, freshman Emma Vukic scored the third and final goal of the game, her sixth of the year.

“I think my work ethic has improved a lot, as well as my understanding of our team’s type of play, which is very quick, direct and dangerous. I feel like I’m starting to keep up, and that I’ve adapted to my position,” Vukic said.

The Wildcats outshot the Bearcats 28-4 and won 16 corner kicks.

Thanks to a pair of goals scored by Vukic, the women’s team snagged a 2-1 victory against the Lewis & Clark Pioneers on Oct. 13.

Thirteen minutes into the game, Vukic tapped the ball into the net, securing her first goal. She scored again only nine minutes later and was assisted by Fellows on both goals.

“It felt really good to score, and incredible to score two,” Vukic said. “I was still hungry for more after that, though.”

“It definitely is a good feeling in such a close game like that when even one goal can help so much,” Vukic said.

The ‘Cats outshot the Pioneers 13-3 and had five corner kicks to the Pioneers’ zero.

The women’s team is currently tied for first in conference, alongside Whitworth.

As the season advances, the Wildcats are excited for playoffs and proud of this year’s accomplishments.

“Even just having been here starting this year, I’ve noticed positive changes in our team’s intensity. We’re very good about keeping it consistently high before, during and after matches, no matter who we are playing,” Vukic said.

The ‘Cats press on with a four-game winning streak to Tacoma, Wash., on Oct. 20 to face Pacific Lutheran University.

 

Carrie Skuzeski/ Senior reporter

Carrie Skuzeski can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

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