’Cats lose in 2OT, bounce back and end streak

Sara Levering

The Lady ’Cats soccer team fell in double-overtime to the Lewis and Clark Pioneers. This was the fourth double-overtime match on the season and the ’Cats suffered their second loss on the road at Lewis and Clark on a wet, windy Saturday afternoon.

Lewis and Clark’s Rochelle Jordan scored the golden goal game winner in the 109th minute by slipping the ball into the left post of the goal.

Sami Moellmer, ’19, had the lone goal for the Wildcats on the day in the 82nd minute, registering her second career goal for the Wildcats.

Linfield has an 8-3 advantage in the first-half shot attempts and earned two corner kicks in the closing minutes.

In regulation time, the goals were scored in the second half.

Brianne Norris, ’16, had an on target attempt with a little more than three minutes to play in regulation. Emma Vukic, ’16, served a corner kick before regulation ended but headed into overtime.

Moellmer said, “We have lots of opportunities and weather definitely was a factor which made for a very physically demanding game.”

Ally Bushman, ’19, said, “We put in a lot of effort” and was happy with the performance overall.

On Sunday, the Wildcats faced the Pacific University Boxers on a windy, but mostly blue skies Sunday afternoon.

The Boxers got an early goal in the first half of the match and went up 1-0 early on in the match. The Wildcats answered with a goal in the 18th minute after the Boxers goalkeeper came out of goal and Rachel Gernhart, ’16, dribbled and shot straight into the back of the net to make the score 1-1.

Emma Vukic, ’16, served a free kick after a yellow card was issued, the ball stayed near the goal and Gernhart shot once again to take the lead 2-1 in the 52nd minute of the match.

Sarah Bailey, ’19, made five saves on 10 total shot attempts to earn her ninth victory on the season.

This ends Linfield’s losing streak after going 0-2-2 against Northwest Conference opponents.

“I think we played well as a response to yesterday. We showed a good side of us coming back from an early goal,” Vukic said.

Linfield plays its final two matches at home against Pacific Lutheran at noon on Saturday, November 7 and George Fox at noon on Sunday, November 8.