They split their goals evenly throughout the game, scoring two in the first half and two in the second.
It was senior Emily Fellows who got the team started about 20 minutes into the game with an unassisted goal, finding a wide open net when the ball came her way after a deflection. That was Fellows’ 11th goal of the season.
Linfield’s second goal came shortly after off the foot of freshman Kendra McSheridan, her first of the year. This was another goal that was caused by the Bearcats keeper, as she dropped a corner kick right at the feet of McSheridan who found the back of the net.
Linfield’s third and fourth goals came from junior Ellie Schmidt, off of an assist by Fellows and senior Sara Miller, her second, which was an unassisted score that took a bounce off of the post before finding its way into the goal.
Willamette did try to come back in the end, but it was far too late. They scored their one and only goal of the game on a midfield boot that flew over the Linfield keepers head.
Linfield had an astounding 20 shots, 11 on goal, in comparison to Willamette’s four. Their defense made sure that the ball spent the majority of it’s time in Linfield’s possession.
The Wildcat keeper, senior Taylor Collinsworth, made three great saves and only let one get past.
Linfield was ecstatic to get this win, bouncing back from their first loss of the season. They will hope to start their winning streak back up again next weekend where they will try to improve their record to 11 wins and only one loss.
They play Pacific Lutheran University on Oct. 12 at Linfield. They will then take on Lewis and Clark College on Oct. 13, also a home game. Both of these games are at noon.
By Drew Mahrt/Senior sports reporter
Freshman forward Molly McCool goes up against Bearcats’ Paige Lacourte, during Linfield’s 4-1 win over the Bearcats. The Wildcats took 20 shots on goal during the match.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior sports photographer