Men's Soccer Recap - Sept. 12-18: Bearcats, Loggers Roll; Pirates, Boxers Prevail

Alan Hernandez had a goal and an assist to lead visiting Willamette past Whitman 3-0 on the road Sunday afternoon.
Alan Hernandez had a goal and an assist to lead visiting Willamette past Whitman 3-0 on the road Sunday afternoon.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

Willamette 3, at Whitman 0

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Led by a goal and an assist from Alan Hernandez and five saves by goalkeeper Josh Fuentes, the Willamette Bearcats shut out Whitman 3-0 on the road Sunday afternoon at the Whitman Athletic Fields.

Puget Sound 4, at George Fox 1

NEWBERG, Ore. – Four different players scored as the visiting Puget Sound Loggers took control early with a Josh Sonico goal in the 10th minute and went on to a 4-1 win over the George Fox Bruins Sunday afternoon at the Austin Sports Complex.

at Whitworth 1, Linfield 0

SPOKANE, Wash. – Held at bay most of the day by Linfield keeper Jorge Rodriguez-Toro’s nine saves, the Whitworth Pirates finally slipped past the visiting Wildcats 1-0 when Jonah Snyder scored his seventh goal of the season in the 87th minute Sunday afternoon. 

at Pacific (Ore.) 2, Pacific Lutheran 1, 2OT

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – After visiting Pacific Lutheran and Pacific had traded first-half goals, the two battled on scoreless terms into a second overtime before Weli Alamillo’s goal at 1:46 gave the host Boxers a 2-1 victory over the Lutes Sunday afternoon at Hanson Stadium.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

Pacific Lutheran 4, at George Fox 1

NEWBERG, Ore. – Bennett Bugbee assisted on three of Pacific Lutheran's four goals, all scored by different players, as the Lutes rolled to a 4-1 win over the host George Fox Bruins in the NWC opener for both teams on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the Austin Sports Complex.

at Pacific (Ore.) 1, Puget Sound 0, 2OT

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Leyton Thommasen sparkled in the net with eight saves and Gunnar Swenson tapped the winning goal inside the far post four minutes into the second overtime to give the Pacific Boxers a 1-0 win over the Puget Sound Loggers Saturday afternoon in their NWC opener.

at Whitworth 2, Willamette 1

SPOKANE, Wash. – Moi Diaz tied the game with a goal in the 74th minute and Rylan Berriman added the game-winner in the 87th minute as the Whitworth Pirates pulled out a 2-1 win over the upset-minded Willamette Bearcats Saturday afternoon in the NWC lidlifter for both teams.

at Whitman 1, Linfield 0, OT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – In a game that saw 46 shots taken between the two teams, the only one that mattered came with just over five minutes to play in overtime as Whitman's Eric Conte connected on a pass from Jadon Bachtold for a 1-0 victory over Linfield Saturday at the Whitman Athletic Fields.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14

California-Santa Cruz 4, Linfield 0
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – A trio of second-half goals helped the University of California Santa Cruz deal a 4-0 blow to Linfield in the Wildcats' preseason finale Tuesday afternoon at the Linfield soccer field.

Montclair State 3, Whitworth 1
MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Visiting Whitworth dropped the last game of its east coast men's soccer road trip 3-1 to Montclair State at the MSU Soccer Park on Tuesday. Lucas Terci had two goals and one assist to lead the Red Hawks' win.

Pacific Lutheran 2, Northwest Christian 1
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Pacific Lutheran University men's soccer team wrapped up their non-conference schedule Tuesday evening, holding off Northwest Christian University in the final minutes to secure a 2-1 win at East Field.