Woman’s soccer lost their two final conference game against Lewis & Clark College with a score of 2-1 on Nov. 8 and Pacific Lutheran University with a battle in double overtime that ended with a goal from the Lutes making the final score 3-2 on Nov. 9.
In the Lewis & Clark game freshman Molly McCool score the only goal for the ’Cats that tied the game 1-1 until the Pioneers were able to pull ahead less than 10 minutes later.
This was the first time that Linfield has suffered back-to-back conference losses since 2009.
“There are days when our team just clicks.” Freshman Erin Moller said. “There is always a bit of anxiety connected with away games, and our goal is to pinpoint that feeling and get a feel for what we can do as a team to overcome that anxiety. When we decide as a team to get out there and play our game, we succeed.”
The next day the Wildcats went against the Lutes for the final game in conference for both teams.
The Lutes started off with the lead and didn’t let the ’Cats score until the second half, where senior Emily Fellows scored her conference-leading 20 season goal to put them on the board.
Sophomore Tegan Grunwald then tied it up with the Lutes with at 2-2 that pushed the two teams into double overtime.
The game ended with Pacific Lutheran scoring after three attempts against the Wildcats.
With these two losses, Linfield finished the season 11-4-1 making them one win shy of first place in Northwest Conference standing.
Stephanie Hofmann/Sports editor