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Wildcats continue in season undefeated

Linfield’s women’s soccer team continued their hot streak this week with two more wins, pushing their record up to 4-0 after

defeating Oregon Technical Institution and Corban University on Sept. 11 and 15.

Linfield handily beat Oregon Tech 4-0 in their game on Sept. 11, with the majority of the goals being scored in the first half. It only

took senior Emily Fellows three minutes and two shot attempts to score Linfield’s first goal from 10-yards out.

The Wildcats then scored their second and third goals right around the nine minute mark, with another score from Fellows.

Sophomore Marisa Specht scored her first goal of the season, and earned the third goal of the game.

Junior Jessie Hargett added to their lead in the second half, scoring Linfield’s fourth and final goal of the game mid-way through the

second half.

The Linfield keepers stopped every shot that came their way totaling a perfect three saves and no goals against.

Linfield added their fourth win to the season, against Corban, although the win did not come as easy. They took a 1-0 lead in the first

half and added another just a few minutes into the second.

Fellows came through for the Wildcats once again, keeping her streak alive and scoring her sixth goal of the season. The senior

remains Linfield’s leading scorer and has maintained a one and a half goals-per-game scoring average for the season.

Another first occurred for the Wildcats in the first half of the game against Corban, as sophomore Emma Vukic scored her first goal

of the year by finding the back of the net after her own corner kick was passed back to her.

Linfield gave up a second goal of the year early in the second half, but managed to keep Corban scoreless from there out.

Linfield hopes to tack on another win against Pacific University. That game will be played at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18, at Linfield College.

By Drew Mahrt / Sports reporter


Sports Brief

Emily Fellows is awarded Northwest Conference Award

Emily Fellows as awarded the Northwest Conference woman’s soccer offensive student-athlete of the week on Sept. 3.

This is the tenth time that Fellows has been awarded a player of the week title. She assisted the team to a victory with the first goal of

the new season and 5 more following that over the next two games.

Stephanie Hofmann/Sports editor

Wildcats claws through preseason

Men’s soccer has taken off this season with a 3-0 record with twelve freshman on the roster.

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Sophomore Josh Wong focuses on kicking the ball at the Aug. 31 game against Howard Payne, which the Wildcats won 2-0. The mens’ soccer team has gone through preseason undefeated landing them the third place in the Northwest Conference going into their next game Sept. 13.

The Wildcat goalkeepers, junior Grant Loriaux and freshman Jorge Rodriguez, had a clean sheet during the game against Walla Walla on Sept. 7,  helping the Wildcats leave the Wolves scoreless 7-0.

Rodriguez made three saves and faced six of the Wolves’ goal attempts in the second half. Loriaux also made a save in the first.

The offense dominated with five different players scoring goals for the Wildcats. Sophomore returning letter winner Domenico Del Prete and freshman Brian DeGrandmont both scored two goals.

dodel prete SoccerDel Prete made the first goal of the game and DeGrandmont followed up with both of his goals back-to-back. With assists from freshman Nicholas Autencio and junior Jake Baker, the Wildcats’ offense stayed strong with strong moves at the goal.

At the 29-minute mark, senior Michael Swain slid in a low kick in the right corner, giving the Wildcats a 4-0 lead by the break.

The Wolves’ defense tried to keep up with the ‘Cats already having nine goal attempts. In the second half, they continued to struggle to get onto the scoreboard.

Within minutes of the second half, the Wildcats seemed like they did not lose steam as Baker helped send a penalty kick right in and gaining another goal for the team.

Autencio scored for the Wildcats less than a minute later.  Del Prete scored the last goal of the game, making the gap even further for the Wolves.

The Wildcats started the weekend with a 2-1 win over Oregon Technical Institute on Sept. 6.

Four minutes into the game, junior Tyler Repic slipped in a goal past the Owl’s keeper. Freshman Eric Conte made his first career goal just three minutes after being put in, giving Linfield a 2-0 lead.

After the break, the Owls came in and went straight for the goal but the Wildcats continued to gain possession. OIT found an opportunity 71 minutes into the game and made their sole goal.

Linfield did not allow them to score for the rest of the half, securing their victory. The Wildcats had their first shutout of the season against Howard Payne University on 2-0. Baker and Autencio scored the two goals of the game.

Rodriguez helped with defensive plays while in the goal during the first half to make sure Linfield did not give up its lead. During the second half, the Wildcats tested the Yellow Jackets with 15 goal attempts and their keeper responded with five saves.

The Wildcats also had an exhibition game against Bellevue Community College on Aug. 30, where they won 2-1. Linfield will next travel to Everett, Wash., to play Trinity Lutheran College in their last preseason appearance on Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

 Ivanna Tucker / Sports Editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at LinfieldReviewSports@gmail.com

Photo by Helen Lee

Womens’ soccer starts off season undefeated

Women's Soccer 3 Linfield’s women soccer team started their 2013 season off strong with a win, defeating Warner Pacific 3-1.

After a slow start being down 1-0 going into the half, the Wildcats came out with a vengeance in the second where precision accuracy with their passes and well placed shots on goal eventually put them in the lead.

Senior Emily Fellows got the Cats started, scoring their first two goals within seconds of each other, and sophomore Tegan Grunwald gave the team an insurance goal a few minutes later.

It was then the defense who ultimately kept Linfield ahead with a few excellent stops by the goalkeepers, sophomore Kallina Haase and senior Amy Hammerquist, and lock-down defense from the entire team. Linfield won its second game of the year as well. The first half put them up 4-0 and they kept that momentum going into the second playing perfect defense yet again and holding Howard Payne scoreless. They went on to score one more goal, giving them a 5-0 victory and improving their so far flawless record to 2-0.

Fellow recorded another goal for the Wildcats, her third of the season, giving her a 1.5 goals-per-game scoring average after her first two games.

The Wildcats also got some help off of their bench, with juniors Laurel Huth and Emily Ing scoring their first goals of the season.

Coach Dominic Doty’s Wildcats, projected to finish as the number one team in the Northwest Conference, are definitely meeting standards so far this season with a total point differential of 8-1. The women’s soccer team hopes keep up this hot start through the rest of the season and prove the projections right by finishing on top.

Linfield’s next matchup is against Oregon Technical Institute on Sept. 11, as well as their next game against Corban University Sept. 14, will be played away from Linfield. They play at home again on Sept. 18 at game will be at 7:00 p.m. against Pacific University.

Drew Mahrt


Senior Emily Fellows scores a goal against Howard Payne at the Aug. 31 which the wildcast won 4-0. The girls go into the next rounds of games undeafeated as they talke on Pacific Unifersity on sept. 18.

Photo by Helen Lee

Men’s soccer kicks off new season with new coach

With a new coach, new players, and a new vision, the Linfield men’s soccer team is prepping for a fresh start next season.

For the past five seasons, the team has been led by coach Ian Lefebvre.

Following this past season, a new head coach, Chuck Bechtol was hired.

Bechtol has spent the last four years coaching boys soccer at McMinnville High School, where he led the boys to Pacific Conference titles for the past three seasons.

He has been honored as Pacific Conference Coach of the Year three times.

Bechtol, a Linfield alum, was a four-year soccer letter-winner from 1988 until 1991. He was a first team all-conference midfielder as a senior in 1991 and received All-Conference honorable mention in 1989.

For this new season Bechtol plans to take the team in a new direction. He looks forward to seeing the team improve every day and beginning to build a new program. He hopes to see improvements in all areas of play.

Senior Kyle Brouse has played with the team since transferring to Linfield his sophomore year.

Despite a frustrating season this past year, Brouse has enjoyed playing with Wildcats.

”The highlight for me was being able to travel with the team, as well as, get to meet people from all over,” he said.

Brouse said he’s enjoyed  the close community that Linfield has to offer both on campus and in sports.

“It made each athlete feel a part of one big team in the athletic department and on campus,” Brouse said.

Freshman Emerson North looks forward to returning next season.

Bechtol has already had the chance to work with the team in spring training.

North is impressed so far with Bechtol’s coaching style.

“He’s a really good coach. He knows how to talk to us during practice, and he’s good at talking to us individually,” North said.

Bechtol’s coaching style is different from former coach Lefebvre, but North said the team has already begun to see improvements.

Personally, North hopes to improve with his left foot, and overall play.

He said he’s greatly enjoyed his time with the Wildcats.

“Even though we had a rough season last year, it’s been a great experience so far,” North said.

The team finished with spring training this past Friday. It will be returning to the field for pre-season training in late August.

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Staff writer
Caleb Goad can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.