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The Linfield Review

The student news site of Linfield University

The Linfield Review

The student news site of Linfield University

The Linfield Review

SPORTS

On Sunday, the Linfield Wrestling Club hosted their first home wrestling meet in nearly 40 years. Highlights from the meet were wrestlers Jakob Jarvis and Bram Nelson improving their season records to 5-2. Linfield's next competition will be on January 30th in Moses Lake, WA. (Nathan Herde)

On Saturday night, Linfield edged out PLU in an 87-84 thriller. Down by as much as 19 points in the second half, Linfield fought their way back to improve their conference record to 6-2. Linfield's next matchup will be at Lewis & Clark this Friday, Jan. 28th, at 8 pm. (Nathan Herde)

On Tuesday night, the Linfield Men's and Women's basketball team competed against the Pacific University Boxers. The women fought hard, but ended up falling to the Boxers 73-52. Meanwhile, the men came out on top, besting the Boxers 95-87 in 2OT. The next matchup for the 'Cats is this Saturday at George Fox. (Nathan Herde)

Linfield football beat the University of Redlands 44-10 on Saturday afternoon, advancing to the second round of the NCAA playoffs. The Wildcats, now 10-0, will face similarly undefeated Saint Johns University in Minnesota next weekend. (JJ Anderson & Fresca Venneri)

The visiting Pioneers of Lewis & Clark punched the Wildcats in the mouth in the first quarter on Saturday afternoon. After two uncharacteristic turnovers from the Linfield offense, the Wildcats found themselves trailing their opponent for just the third time all season. After trailing 10-9 at the conclusion of the first quarter, the Wildcats connected on numerous uppercuts and eventually a knockout blow, rattling off six unanswered touchdowns to eventually win 51-17 and claim their Northwest Conference championship. (Nathan Herde, JJ Anderson, Katie Phillips, & Fresca Venneri)

On Saturday afternoon, seniors from football, cheer, and athletic training were celebrated for their accomplishments. Joining them were family, friends, and teammates. (Fresca Venneri)

For their home opener at the Linfield Aquatics Center, the ’Cats came out hot and never stopped. The Linfield women dominated the Bearcats beating them 136-59, while the men controlled their side as well, beating the Bearcats 138-59. Up next, the Wildcats will compete again in two weeks against Pacific Lutheran University on November 19 at 6 p.m. at home and George Fox University on November 20 at 11 a.m. in Newberg.(Nathan Herde)

The Linfield Wildcats clinched at least a share of the Northwest Conference championship in dominating fashion Saturday afternoon, defeating the Willamette Bearcats 77-7. With the victory, the Wildcats also sealed their spot in the NCAA playoffs. To solidify the conference title, the Wildcats need to win their final conference matchup against Lewis & Clark University next Saturday. (JJ Anderson & Katie Phillips)

Linfield University cross country hosted the Northwest Conference men’s and women’s cross country championships at Michelbook Country Club on Saturday morning. The Wildcat women placed seventh and the men finished in ninth, while George Fox University swept both races to win. (Maddie Loverich)

The Linfield Wildcats defended their home turf Saturday afternoon, defeating the visiting Bruins of George Fox 38-7. The Wildcats will travel south next Saturday to take on Willamette at 1:00 p.m. (JJ Anderson & Katie Phillips)

The Linfield women’s volleyball team beat Lewis & Clark in four sets to win their first conference game of the season on Friday night in Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Up next, the Wildcats will honor their seniors tomorrow at home against Pacific University at 6:00 p.m. (Nathan Herde)

Men's Soccer tied with Pacific University 2-2 Saturday afternoon in McMinnville, Ore. Sid Kosaris and Seamus Miller handled the scoring for the Wildcats, as the team played through two overtimes against the Boxers. Linfield will stay local for their next game as they take on Whitworth University at 2:30 pm on Saturday. (Nathan Herde)

Linfield University football beat Pacific Lutheran University 52-7 Saturday afternoon in Puyallup, Washington. The Wildcats will be home next weekend when they face George Fox on Saturday, Oct. 30th, at 1:30 pm. (Katie Phillips)

One win away from achieving their 65th consecutive winning season, the Linfield football team routed the Pacific Boxers 52-23 Saturday afternoon at Maxwell Field and Memorial Stadium. Up next, the Wildcats will travel to Pacific Luthern on Oct. 23. The Wildcats return home on Oct. 30 when they host George Fox at 1:30 p.m. (JJ Anderson & Nathan Herde)

Linfield University football beat Whitworth University 42-7 Saturday afternoon, handing the Buccaneers their first loss of the season during homecoming week in McMinnville, Ore. The Wildcats will stay local next weekend when they face Pacific for Linfield’s family weekend in McMinnville. The Boxers are currently undefeated in conference play, besting both UPS and Willamette University in the last two weeks. (JJ Anderson)

The Linfield Swim Team had their annual alumni swim meet on Saturday. They hosted numerous alumni from various classes of Linfield swimming. Swimming's first competition of the season will be on Friday, November 5th, with a home meet against Willamette University. (Nathan Herde)

The Linfield volleyball team lost on Saturday night in four sets to Whitman College in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Whitman won all but the third set with scores of 20-25, 22-25, 25-18, 22-25. Whitman improved their conference record to 3-0 after tonight’s victory—Linfield dropped to 0-4 for conference play of the season. Up next, the Wildcats will travel to play against Lewis & Clark College at 7 p.m. on Friday, and then will head to Forest Grove, Ore. to play Pacific University at 6 p.m. on Saturday. (Nathan Herde)

The Linfield football team beat Canada’s Simon Fraser University in their season-opening game at home on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Wildcats, led by senior quarterback Wyatt Smith, outscored SFU in all but one of the quarters, finishing 56-20. Linfield will head down south to the University of Redlands next week. (Nathan Herde)

Men’s and women’s soccer fell to the Oregon Institute of Technology 5-0 and 3-0, respectively, in a Sunday afternoon doubleheader in McMinnville, Ore. The men’s team trailed 1-0 to their NAIA opponent at halftime. In a change of pace, the Owls added four goals in the second half to shut out the Wildcats. The women’s squad fell 3-0 to the Owls during their noon matchup on Sunday. The Owls totaled 16 shots on goal on the day, and the Wildcats took only two. Senior goalkeeper Alyssa Bakkensen recorded 13 saves. Both teams will play two more exhibition games before starting their Northwest Conference schedules on Saturday, Sept. 18. The men will travel to Walla Walla, Wash. to face-off against Whitman College at 2:30 p.m. and the women will host Willamette University at home, starting at noon. (Nathan Herde)