Men’s soccer beats Pacific, moves forward

Joe Stuart, For the Review

The men’s soccer team turned their performance around, getting the win against Pacific University (3-6, 1-3) on Sunday after losing to George Fox University on Saturday.

Linfield (6-4, 2-2) turned up the aggressiveness to take the W, taking 21 shots during the course of the game. Nine of the shots were on goal.

Despite the aggressiveness, the game’s only goal didn’t come until the 86th minute. It came from midfielder Brian DeGrandmont, ’17.

It was DeGrandmont’s second goal of the weekend, also scoring one on Saturday against George Fox. It also gives him four goals on the season.

The ‘Cats played well on defense, only allowing three shots from Pacific all game.

Goalkeeper Jorge Rodriguez, ’16, had a beautiful diving save late in the first period of play to keep the Boxers from taking the lead.

Despite the friendly weather, neither teams were feeling particularly friendly, both recording 18 fouls throughout the match.

Linfield received four yellow cards and Pacific had five. Both teams had a red card as well.

Pacific’s came late in the first half to Ronnie Bartenstein. Moi Diaz, ’18, had the Wildcats red card.

Linfield has their next match on Saturday, October 3, at Pacific Lutheran University. That’s the first of three games on the road, the Wildcats return home on October 17th to take on the University of Puget Sound.