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Fast Break Sports Report Oct. 17

Skeet Starr

Sports Editor

Graphic by Carolyn Vazquez

Hello Bearcat Fan! There’s big news. It’s right below this section you’re reading now about the fact that there is big news. Let’s go to it!

Triathlon took second at the DIII West National Qualifier to earn their spot at the upcoming Nationals in Tempe, AZ. It’s a milestone achievement for an organization founded only three years ago. Ella Isaacson (‘25), Veronica Castille (‘25) and Riga Grubis (‘27) took the highest placements for the ‘Cats.

Men’s Soccer lost to Linfield for the first time since 2019 (3-4), likely dashing their hopes for a conference championship repeat. They went on to halt the Pioneer’s progress (4-0) as consolation.

Women’s Soccer tied Linfield at twos, then had victory snatched from them by a well-placed L & C free kick (1-1).

It was sweep or be swept for Volleyball as they were mopped by Whitworth (0-3), then dusted Whitman in identical fashion later in the week. They have the Wildcats at home on Friday.

Football. 7-62. Pacific Lutheran. A blackened dawn has once again risen over Willamette football. Let us be reminded that blood makes the grass (or astroturf) grow, and to never waver in the face of our dreaded rivals in liberal artistry. Forward the light brigade! Forward Bearcats!

Men’s Golf took second at the ITA Regional Invitational, then fifth at the NWC Fall Classic. Are the champions faltering, or will they come out swinging in the spring?

Zoe Heino (‘26) and the Women’s Cross Country team took second among DIII schools at the George Oja Invitational, as well as sixth overall. Jay Chew (‘26) and the Men’s squad rolled into 13th.

In the world of sport: The upcoming UFC pay-per-view fight card has been reshuffled to include a bout between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, as well as a match up between Kamaru Usman and Khamzat “The Wolf” Chimaev. What a twist!

Consider in the coming weeks: What’s the deal with the pool?

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