STADIUM, FOSS SWIMMERS IMPRESS
Stadium senior Felicity Cann won two individual titles at the 4A swim meet on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center, helping the Tigers place 16th as a team. Cann started off with a win by almost four seconds in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in one minute and 49.72 seconds, which was good for All-American consideration. She notched another All-American consideration time in later winning the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in four minutes and 57.78 seconds. Cann also teamed with Amber Longrie, Nichelle Soriano and Melanie Muller to place 14th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Foss, meanwhile, placed 13th at the 3A meet, led by juniors Emma Chard and Sara Sachs. Chard finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in one minute and 5.68 seconds, while also placing third in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.14 seconds. Sachs added a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing in just over one minute, while also placing 13th in the 200-yard freestyle. The duo also teamed with Yana Kuloff and Meghan Ripley to place 11th in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 15th in the 200-yard medley relay. Wilson’s Hailey Viehmann got 6.5 points for the Rams after tying for 10th place in the diving competition, while freshman Madeleine Dodge also swam in the prelims of the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. Dodge, Seanna Collins, Rachel Duke and Karli Stevenson also swam in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle relay.
LOGGERS WIN REGIONAL, LUTES FALL
By rattling off three wins in three days, the Puget Sound volleyball team won the Division III West Regionals in Thousand Oaks, Calif. last weekend to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Tigers started off their weekend with a 27-25, 25-13, 14-25, 25-22 win over Colorado College on Nov. 9, as Melissa Florant helped lead the way with 14 kills and 13 digs, Jenni Brehove had 38 assists and Christina Chun led a solid defensive effort with 19 digs. Northwest Conference MVP Jackie Harvey added 12 kills and 16 digs, as the Loggers notched a 20-win season for the first time since 2007, which was also the last time they advanced in the NCAA tournament. The Loggers topped Chapman 25-18, 28-26, 25-22 on Nov. 10 behind Harvey’s 14 kills and 16 digs, while Brehove had 40 assists. They finished the weekend with a 14-25, 26-24, 25-21, 27-25 win over Cal Lutheran, as Harvey again led the way with 16 kills while Chun had 21 digs. Harvey was named the tournament MVP, while Chun and freshman Emily Convery also made the All-Tournament Team. Puget Sound advances to face top-ranked Calvin on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. (ET) in Holland, Mich. The semifinals are on Nov. 16, with the finals to take place on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. (ET). Pacific Lutheran, meanwhile, was topped by Chapman 13-25, 15-25, 22-25 in its tournament opener on Nov. 9, as Amy Wooten had a team-high 10 kills, Brianne Vincent had 21 assists and Blair Bjorkman added 20 digs. The Lutes won the regular season conference title this year, finishing with a 20-6 overall record and a 14-2 mark in league play.
LUTES WIN FINALE, EARN TOURNEY INVITE
Pacific Lutheran earned its first selection to the Division III Football Tournament since 2001 after placing second in the Northwest Conference and finishing the season with a 38-21 win at Menlo on Nov. 10. Quarterback Dalton Richey was 16-for-30 for 373 yards and four touchdowns against the Oaks, while also getting the Lutes on the board with a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Richey connected with Kyle Warner on a 41-yard touchdown pass to give the Lutes a 17-7 lead at the half, while he also hit Kellen Westering, Lucas Sontra and Daniel Herr for short touchdown passes in the second half. Herr led PLU with seven catches for 165 yards, while Warner finished with five catches for 148 yards. Despite some sloppiness – the Lutes fumbled five times and lost three – the defense was solid, as Sean McFadden led the way with 13 tackles while Jordan Patterson had 4.5 tackles for loss among his 11 total tackles. The Lutes offense seems to be clicking at the season’s end, as they have accounted for more than 950 yards in the last two games. Pacific Lutheran travels to take on Linfield – who beat the Lutes 31-24 in a conference showdown earlier this season – on Nov. 17 at noon in the NCAA tournament opener.
LOGGERS SOCCER FALLS IN FIRST ROUND
The Puget Sound women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Trinity on Nov. 10 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in San Antonio to end their season. The Loggers fell behind in the 26th minute on a goal by Trinity’s Kelsey Falcone, and Puget Sound was never able to consistently threaten to equalize. Two of the Loggers’ three shots on goal in the match came in the final five minutes, as Haley Rosenberg and Amalia Acorda-Fey each tested trinity keeper Katie Garrett but their shots were saved. Logger keeper Casey Thayer made four saves to keep Puget Sound in the game, as Trinity held a 13-3 shot advantage in the match. The loss ends a season that saw the Loggers win their 11th straight Northwest Conference title, and they will lose only senior Theresa Henle off of this year’s squad as they look toward next fall.