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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

Over the weekend the Linfield Track & Field team hosted the Linfield Open. Numerous schools from across the Pacific Northwest came out to compete in one of the last meets before their respective NCAA championships. (Nathan Herde)

The 'Cats had a flare for the dramatics over the weekend, winning their final two games in walk-off fashion. On Saturday, it was freshman phenom Claire Seats hitting a 3-run home run against the Bruins; and on Sunday, it was senior Baily Paul scoring via a wild pitch in extra innings. Linfield now awaits their selection into the NCAA Regional Tournament. (Nathan Herde)

Linfield entered the NWC Tournament as co-champions of the regular season. Using that momentum, they took the first two games of the conference tournament in a commanding fashion. Unfortunately the 'Cats ran out of gas late, finishing second in the 4-team tournament. (JJ Anderson)

Over the weekend the Linfield Women's Tennis team clinched their second consecutive NWC Tournament Championship, sweeping the Whitworth Pirates with a match score of 5-0. The 'Cats will now head to the NCAA Regional Tournament where they look to punch their ticket to the NCAA Finals. (JJ Anderson)

The Linfield Track & Field team traveled to Tacoma, WA last weekend for the NWC Championships. The men's team finished 4th and the women's team finished 5th. Linfield student-athlete Keaton Wood took home men's athlete of the meet. (Emma Inge)

Over the weekend the 'Cats dominated UPS, sweeping the series against the Loggers. Linfield held UPS scoreless in all but one game, scoring a combined 38 runs over the 4-game stretch. The 'Cats will end their regular season with a series against Pacific next weekend, with the first set of games starting Friday at 4 p.m. (Nathan Herde)

The 'Cats took down George Fox in a double header Saturday afternoon, winning 4-2 and 6-3. Colton Meyer recorded the save in both games, helping the team improve their record to 12-8 in conference play. This is the 'Cats final homestand of the season, they will finish out on the road against PLU. (JJ Anderson)

Last Sunday, the Wildcats played in a nail-biter against the Whitworth Pirates, with the 'Cats coming out on top scoring in the final seconds. Freshman Maya Wright netted what would soon be the winning goal as time wound down, wrapping up a remarkable 12-11 victory. Linfield will now travel to Tacoma, WA this Wednesday to face off against University of Puget Sound. (JJ Anderson)

Over the weekend, Linfield Softball swept Whitworth University in a four game series. The 'Cats dominated the Pirates, holding them scoreless in all but one of their games. Linfield's next game will be home against Willamette, this Wednesday at 6 p.m. (Nathan Herde)

The Linfield Lacrosse team fell to George Fox by a score of 20-10 Sunday afternoon. The 'Cats put up a strong first half performance against the Bruins, but eventually ran out of gas. Next up for the Catlax crew is a Wednesday home matchup against Occidental College at 5 p.m. (Nathan Herde)

The Linfield Track & Field Team kicked off their outdoor season with a solid performance at the Erik Anderson Memorial Icebreaker. Multiple athletes hit conference qualifying marks, with others very close behind. The team heads to Lane Community College next Saturday, with the first event starting at 10 a.m. (Kate Walkup, Anna Frazier, & Meghan Mullaly)

Linfield men’s basketball fell to Whitman College on Thursday evening 82-79 in a nailbiter semifinal game of Northwest Conference championships. The loss was the team’s first at home all season. (JJ Anderson)

Linfield Baseball finished off their series against the University of Puget Sound on Sunday with an 8-7 win. Going into the bottom of the 8th tied 7-7, it was senior Tanner Jacques who gave Linfield the lead with a base hit scoring Wyatt Smith. Skyler Manelski helped shut the door for the 'Cats, recording his first save of the season. Linfield will travel to Portland on Saturday to face off against Lewis & Clark; first pitch is at 11 am. (JJ Anderson)

The Linfield Men's Basketball team defeated Willamette last night with a final score of 99-85. This win made the Wildcats co-Conference champions as well as the number one seed for the upcoming Northwest Conference Tournament. The 'Cats will host Whitman on Thursday in the first round of the tournament. (Nathan Herde)

The Linfield Women's Basketball team honored their seniors on Saturday night during the last game of the regular season. The 'Cats put up a strong performance in the first half, but unfortunately fell short of the victory. (Nathan Herde)

On Friday night, the Linfield Men's and Women's basketball teams squared off against George Fox University. The women played tough but couldn't keep pace with the Bruins, eventually falling 61-47. As for the men's team, they ran away with the game, besting George Fox by a score of 85-66. Both team's will play their final home match of the season on Saturday against Willamette University; women start at 4 pm and men start at 6 pm. (JJ Anderson)

Last night, the Linfield Men's Basketball Team took down the Whitman Blue's 102-83. The 'Cats were firing on all cylinders, with 5 players reaching double-digit point totals. Their next matchup will be in Forest Grove this Tuesday, against the Pacific Boxers. (Nathan Herde)

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)