- Collegian staff
The Fast Break Sports Report 1/30
Art by Minna Zhou
Welcome Willamette sports fans to a spring semester some experts are already calling “Beartastic.” The sports report has been re-branded, winter sports are in full swing, and a new Collegian sports section editor has dubiously been appointed. Let’s go to the news!
The Women’s Basketball team looks sharp, having won five of their last six, including the thrashings of George Fox and Lewis and Clark this weekend (69-54 & 63-43). Their recent success has placed the squad at fourth in the conference. They will host the Linfield Wildcats Tuesday night, and visit Puget Sound Friday.
Women’s Swim has picked up two wins in their last three meets (2-0 in conference), and look to shock the NWC in the upcoming conference championships away in Washington.Tatum Good (So.) and Alayna Kisiday (So.) have each had particularly strong performances in the recent wins. Men’s Swim are most recently 0-3, and are also carefully preparing for championships. Julius Wilhelmi (Jr.) has taken first in at least one event in the last two meets.
Men’s Basketball has fallen in their last seven straight, and are now 1-9 in the conference. On Tuesday night they hope to turn their luck around at home against Linfield, who they defeated (98-95) in overtime back in early January.
Spring Sports have sprung! Softball kicks off their season at home on Saturday, Track and Field & Tennis begin away at Fox and Linfield on Sunday respectively, and Baseball takes the fight south to Redlands, CA over the whole weekend.
This Wednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Thank you to all the female identifying Bearcat athletes!
Consider in the coming weeks: Is Dolly Parton the best Bearcat sports fan?