Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This Week's Paper

Fourth-ranked UPS, Levien keep cruising along

// Defense continues its remarkable string of shutouts

Junior Janece Levien scored a pair of goals to increase her season total to 17 as the fourth-ranked Puget Sound Loggers defeated the George Fox Bruins, 4-0, on Oct. 18. And Kallie Wolfer collected the shutout, making three saves, as the Loggers have now not allowed a goal in the last 635 minutes they have played.

The Loggers (12-1-0, 10-0-0 NWC) got on the board in the sixth minute when Levien powered a shot past GFU keeper Sally Page. Fiona Gornick made it 2-0 UPS in the seventh minute after firing in a beautiful shot from the upper right corner of the box that found its way into the upper left corner of the goal.

In the second half, Levien scored again, firing in a free kick from about 40 yards out in the 75th minute that bounced off the right post and crossbar before settling in the net. The Loggers' final goal came from freshman Theresa Henle following a pass from Molly Winterrowd in the 89th minute.

... Karli Hurlbut and Monica Beard scored goals inside the final six minutes, as Pacific Lutheran beat the visiting Pacific Boxers, 2-0, on Oct. 19 for their first Northwest Conference women's soccer win of the season.

Hurlbut, a freshman forward, notched her first collegiate goal at 84:01, touching the ball around goalkeeper Erin Ichimura and scoring from close range. Meredith Newby started the play on right side with a long ball into the box, where Christina McDuffie flicked it on to Hurlbut, who was making a run to the near post. Hurlbut beat Ichimura in a race for the ball and the Lutes led, 1-0.

Beard's goal, also her first this season, came just 1:07 from the end, and again McDuffie got an assist. The senior forward crossed the ball from the right wing to Beard, who settled and then fired a bullet past Ichimura from about 12 yards.

PLU goalkeeper Kamryn Morgan got the shutout. The Lutes (2-8-3 overall, 1-7-2 NWC) ended up with nine total shots, six on goal.

... In women's volleyball, 16th-ranked Puget Sound beat Linfield, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23, in a Northwest Conference volleyball match on Oct. 18 in McMinnville, Ore.

The Loggers quickly pulled ahead in the first set, holding a 10-3 lead early and Puget Sound continued to pull away, taking the first set 25-17. UPS put down a match-high 13 kills in the first set, committing just three attack errors on 46 attacks for a .217 hitting percentage.  

In the second set, the Loggers had their top hitting set of the night, putting down 10 kills with three errors on just 26 attacks to hit.

In the match's final set, the Loggers committed a few more errors but still put down 10 kills as they hit .080 in the third set.

The Loggers were led by 10 kills from junior Lindsey Denman. Freshman Brynn Blickenstaff added nine kills, while Juliette Witous dug out 26 balls to go with four service aces for UPS. Senior setter Jamee Fred finished with 33 assists on the night.