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The men’s basketball team completed a rough season with a 4-21 overall record.
Seniors Dakotah Pine and Zach Meikle and sophomore Brandon Harris played their last career game against Whitman College on Feb. 16, losing 83-58. The three were honored at a ceremony prior to the game.
Throughout the game, the Wildcats struggled to keep up with the Missionaries. In the first two minutes, the Missionaries already had eight points on the board. The Wildcats continued to have turnovers, 11 in the first eight minutes of play.
Throughout the remainder of the game the Wildcats could not close the gap on the scoreboard.
Meikle had his season best with 18 points and Harris contributed with 10 to finish off his career.
The Wildcats struggled shooting wise during their game against Whitworth University, losing 86-53 and allowing the Pirates to claim their fourth straight conference title. Harris and junior Cory Hendryx were the Wildcats’ top scorers.
Eight minutes into the game, the Pirates had the lead 13-0. Then Harris put on two points for the ‘Cats followed by sophomore Chris Dirks’ free throw and a three- pointer by junior Jake Hillyer.
With a 33.3 shooting percentage, the Wildcats could not keep up with the Pirates and allowed them to secure the lead. Throughout the end of the game, the Wildcats did not catch up with the Pirates, giving them the win.
Sophomore Tim Logan shined on the court during the Puget Sound University game Feb. 9, scoring 13 points and helping the Wildcats win 77-66.
The Wildcats continued to use substitutions throughout the first 10 minutes of the game, giving 10 different players time on the court.
During the remainder of the game, the Wildcats continued to fight against the Loggers and closed in the win, with various players adding to the scoreboard.
Sophomore Andrew Batiuk received Northwest Conference Honorable member for the second year. Batiuk has sat out the last seven games of the season due to injury. The sophomore is the top scorer and rebounder in the league.
Losing only three members, the men’s team will continue to build a strong line up.
“Our team had really high hopes coming into the season, and we started off the season with some really close loses, which is unfortunate,” Harris said. “But the great thing about our team was that no matter what happened, we never stopped competing and we fought every game.”
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The Wildcats fell to the University of Puget Sound in their first home game March 3.
Seniors Brittani Drost and Lynette Cole were honored during a pregame tribute for their commitment to the Linfield
“It’s going to be hard to leave at the end of the season seeing how we consistently improve from practice to practice,” Cole said. “I’m thankful to share this last year with two fantastic coaches and a team full of wonderful, supportive lax bro.”
The Wildcats lost 4-19. The Loggers had almost three times the number of shot attempts than the Wildcats did with a solid 42 to 14.
Senior Grace Reid scored four goals and assisted three teammates against Linfield’s defense.
Nine different players scored for the Loggers compared to four Wildcat scorers.
The Wildcat offense didn’t give up after consecutive Logger shots on goal.
Junior Shelby Duarte, Drost, sophomore Halee Helgerson and senior Nichole Thoens each contributed goals for the offense. Thoens scored her goal in the final 10 minutes signaling a fight left in the Wildcats.
The Wildcat defense was forced to be on its toes against the aggressive Logger offense.
“We played great and made UPS work to win,” sophomore captain Rebecca Kropp said. “None of us see the score board as a big loss but as a huge learning experience. We are such a young program with a new coaching staff and practically a new team this year.”
Linfield (0-1) will take on Pacific University on March 6 at home.
“This game showcased the potential we have to improve and be great in the days, weeks, months and years to come as we continue to learn our strengths and weaknesses as individual players and a team,” Kropp said.
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As the fall season begins for the Wildcats, the athletic program seems to be heading in the right direction with their preparation for upcoming games.
The preseason rankings for the football team is set for them gain another conference title and placing fifth overall in the division. Women’s soccer is ranked to be competing for the title as well against the Puget Sound Loggers. The volleyball team is predicted to get fifth in the league right behind Lewis & Clark. Men’s soccer is ranked seventh, with new leadership of Linfield alumni Chuck Bechtol.
The football team has been practicing out on the field and attending meetings daily in order to prepare for their first game against Menlo on Sept 1. The Wildcats are scheduled to play Cal Lutheran on Sept 15, which was one of the closest games of the last season with a score of 30-27.
After a tough loss to the Loggers in the final season game, the women’s soccer team has been working hard to prepare for another successful season. Junior Em Fellows is returning to the field this year after sitting out last year due to a bone bruise on her knee.
“She is a big contributor scoring wise, but also she’s a really great leadership presence on the field and works hard,” sophomore Emily Ing said. “It’s awesome having her back.”
They have gained three new coaches, including someone to assist with specifically the goalies. Their preseason is scheduled against some tough competitors, starting with Cal Lutheran on Aug 31.
Men’s soccer has been working hard to improve from previous seasons. Bechtol has had a good deal of experience with coaching and is set to make the program better as time goes on. This year’s team has eight seniors, including leading scorer Xavier Reed.
The volleyball team is set to come back strong after a building season last year that had seven freshmen on the court. With only three seniors graduated, the team has a solid foundation of returners to lead them to a successful season. Sophomore Kailana Ritte-Camara is one of the team’s top offensive players and is set to make a strong appearance in this season’s matches.
The cross country team started off their practices with early morning runs each day. As a team, they bonded through movie nights and other activities. Both men’s and women’s teams are expected to have another successful season after the women finishing fifth at the NCAA West Regional and the men placing seventh. Juniors Joe Gladow and Mimi Seeley are some this year’s stand out runners.
Overall, the Wildcats are ready to take on the season with full force and aim to improve their programs as the season progresses.
Ivanna Tucker/Sports Editor
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