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Soccer in the midst of NWC play

By Carrie Fox
Staff Writer

The Willamette women’s soccer team competed in two games this weekend, tying against Puget Sound University and losing to George Fox University. While the men’s soccer team challenged Willamette’s archrival, Linfield College and came out victorious. On Saturday, the Lady Bearcats played the Puget Sound Loggers which resulted in a tie after two hard fought overtimes. The 110-minute game challenged the physical abilities of Willamette but, nonetheless they played solidly throughout the game. Willamette’s goalkeeper, sophomore Kristen Barclay, played extremely well, earning seven saves and shutting out the Loggers. Barclay, who played the whole game, earned her second solo shutout and third combined shutout in the season. In the first half, the Bearcats targeted the goal twice, once by junior Karmen Chavez-Sam and once by senior Emmy Manset. During the overtime period, Puget Sound obtained a 5-1 lead with total shots, but the pressure of Willamette’s defense combined with the abilities of Barclay kept the score tied. The Bearcats moved to 7-2-2 overall, and 4-2-1 in the NWC. The Loggers went to 5-3-3 overall, and 3-2-2 in the NWC.



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