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Women’s soccer remains conference leaders

DSC_3125-2The Linfield Wildcats women’s soccer team played against the Willamette University Bearcats on Oct. 6 bringing home their ninth win of the year, defeating the Bearcats 4-1.

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.

DSC_3084-1Linfield’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


Winning streak comes to an end for women’s soccer

The Wildcats took their first loss of the season on Sept. 29 in Walla Walla, Wash., against Whitman College, ending their winning streak with a score of 2-0.

The Wildcats had managed a perfect 8-0 record until their match against one of fellow Northwest Conference team, Whitman College.

Even though they have a loss on their record now, they still have a very impressive gals-goals against ratio, leading their conference at  24-6.

They are still leading the conference with an overall record  of 8-1 and 4-1 conference. The closest competitors are Whitman with a 7-3 record, and Pacific with a 6-1-2 record.

The Linfield Women’s soccer team started off on Sept. 28 in Spokane, Wash., playing Whitworth University. The team walked away with their eighth win of the season.

Senior Emily Fellows score tacked on her ninth and tenth goals of the year, scoring both of Linfield’s goals in their 2-0 win.

After this win, they improved their record to 8-0, with four wins and not a single loss in conference.

Fellows said that they “played well as a team, moved the ball really well and never gave [Whitworth] any real chances on goal.”

She also added that the game against Whitworth was “one of the best games we have played all season.”

This high praise by the Linfield team leader did not carry over into their second game of the week though.

“We were not ready for the physicality of the game and we let them have chances on goal that they capitalized on,” Fellows said. This was only Fellow’s third game without scoring a goal.

The Wildcats hope to bounce back and start another winning streak with their game against Willamette University on Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. at home.

This is the beginning to a home-game stretch through Oct. 16.

By Drew Mahrt/ Senior sports reporter


Women’s soccer continues winning streak

PULL1216-2 The Wildcats added three more wins to their perfect record, moving them to a 7-0 record after defeating George Fox University, Puget Sound University and Pacific University.

Linfield started off their week with a 4-2 win over Pacific University. They were led by senior Emily Fellows who put up two goals helping the Wildcats to a victory. Fellows now has a five-game goal streak.

The game started off close in the first half as it was deadlocked in a 1-1 tie, but Linfield came out on top in the second half scoring three goals against Pacific University’s one.

Linfield took a substantially larger amount of shots on goal than Pacific University did, totaling 13, nine of which came in the first half.

The Wildcats played almost perfect offense in the second half missing only one shot and scoring with their other three.

PULL1028-1Their second game of the week was against Puget Sound University. It was a close one, but Linfield managed to pull out another win with the final score being 1-0.

Despite having only taken four shots on goal compared to Puget Sound’s seven, the Wildcats chalked in their sixth win of the year.

Linfield’s only goal of the game came by the leg of Molly McCool in the first half with an unassisted cross goal kick. That gave McCool her third goal of the year.

Excellent defense by the linfield keeper was what kept the Cats afloat. Kallina Haase recorded a perfect three saves on the game.

For Linfield’s 3rd game of the week they took on George Fox. With Emily Fellow not playing, the Wildcats still pulled out an easy win with a score of 5-0.

They spread the ball around nicely as 5 different Wildcats scored during the game. Three of which came in the first half (Ellie Schmidt, Emma Vukic, and Molly McCool) and two in the second (Tegan Grunwald and Sara Miller.)

Gorge Fox only managed to get off a total of 2 shots during the game, neither of which were directed at the goal, giving Linfield keeper Taylor Collinsworth an easy, relaxing game.

This game Continued Linfield’s winning streak and perfect record. They sit at 7-0 going into week 4.

The Linfield Women’s Soccer team plays next at 12:00 on Sept 28th and 29th. Both are away games. They first play Whitworth, then Whitman. They will hope to increase their record to 9-0 after these games.

By Drew Mahrt/ Senior sports reporter


Photo- Tyson Takeuchi/Senior sports photographer

Freshman midfielder Molly McCool looks to pass the ball down field with a University of Puget Sound
opponent on her back. McCool scored her first career goal, which was also the winning goal in a 1-0 win.

Photo- Tyson Takeuchi/Senior sports photographer

Sophomore forward Tegan Grunwald (right) against University of Puget Sound’s Bailey Edwards advances the ball to the goal. Grunwald scored for the team on Sept. 21


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


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