Women’s soccer leaves Washington with two ties

Sammantha Hopkins

The Lady ’Cats played two games this weekend, both of which resulted in ties against their opponents.

On Saturday, Linfield faced Whitworth in an away match played in Spokane, Washington. Being tied 1-1 at the end of the game, the ’Cats went on to play their second double-overtime tie of this season.

Emma Vukic, a senior from Bainbridge Island, Washington, scored Linfield’s only goal late into the first half. This goal was one of Linfield’s four shot attempts so far into the half.

With the lead thus far, during the beginning of the second half a member of the Whitworth Pirates scored a goal.

This match then proceeded to go into double-overtime.

Both of the teams got shots off; however, stats of overall shots made show that Linfield came out with 16 shots and Whitworth with nine.

The shots made in overtime were made by Vukic, Ally Bushman (Freshmen from Happy Valley, Ore.), Shelby DeRocher (Sophomore from Grants Pass, Ore.) and Kyleigh Jandro (Junior from Gresham, Ore.).

The second game of the weekend, played on Sunday, was against Whitman in Walla Walla, Washington. The result of this game, too, was a 1-1 tie.

Vukic had several shots around the beginning of the second half. However, soon after Whitman was able to gain possession of the ball and put one in the net, leaving the score 0-1.

Vukic made the first and only goal scored by Linfield. This was her second goal in just two days, concluding that she was the only Lady Wildcat to score in either game this weekend.

Late into the first half, Yasmeen Ramos, a freshman from Happy Valley, Oregon, had an on target shot that Whitworth’s goalie was able to save.

Like Saturday’s game, this game went into double-overtime. During the first OT period, Vukic had several shots and no goals. During the second OT period Whitman made some shots, but like Linfield made no goals.

Mackenzie Peterson, a senior from Whidbey Island, Washington, reflected upon both games.

“I thought overall the competition was good. Both teams came out to win each day, that’s how every match usually is. With both games we definitely could have gotten the win, we just weren’t able to finish it off at the end,” Peterson said.

“We really picked up the intensity at the end of today’s game (against Whitman) when we knew we needed to score to win the game, even though we didn’t get the goal, the effort was there, and that is nice to see,” she said.

Next up, the Lady ’Cats take on Lewis and Clark, who Linfield played on October 3 and won 3-1. This time, the game is in Portland at noon.