Women’s soccer sweeps weekend games
The women’s soccer team came away with a 3-2 win in double overtime against Whitworth University, as sophomore Tegan Grunwald manages to score the walk off goal 106 minutes into the game on Oct. 27.
The Wildcats also defeated Whitman college 1-0 on Oct. 26. These two wins brought the women to an astounding 14-1-1 record.
Senior Emily Fellows converted in both games, scoring Linfield’s only goal of the game against Whitman. This goal came in the beginning of the second half. She managed to kick the ball though a group of players to score her 17th goal of the season.
Her 18th goal came in the first 20 minutes of Linfield’s game against Whitworth. She dribbled the ball up to the left side corner of the box and converted on the unassisted score.
Fellows leads the league in both total number of goals and total number of shots taken. She leads the goals category by a margin of six, as the next closest player has 12, and owns the total number of shots category with 89.
The game lasted almost two hours, as it ended around the 107 minute mark. Linfield was the only team who took shots in the two overtime periods, totaling four compared to Whitworth’s none. Linfield outshot Whitworth for the entire game as well with 33-5.
The game against Whitworth went back and forth, as each team controlled the lead in at least one point during the game.
Linfield scored first, followed by a Whitworth score late in the first half to tie it. Whitworth then took the lead early in the second half, but wasn’t out in front for long. Ellie Schmidt scored Linfield’s second goal which tied the game at two about five minutes later, and it was a deadlock there for the next 50 minutes.
The savior of the game was Grunwald late in the second period of overtime, who scored directly off of a pass from junior Lauren Pyrch after a free kick. This game-winning score was Grunwald’s fourth goal of the year, but by far the most important and exciting.
Linfield has a perfect 10-0 record at home this season, and it will remain perfect as the rest of their games will be on the road. They take on George Fox University at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2 in Newberg, followed by a game at the same time on Nov. 3 against Puget Sound University. That game will be played in Takoma, Wash.
Drew Mahrt/Senior Sports reporter