November 3, 2012

NWC Title Comes Down to Last Day - Saturday's Women's Soccer Recap

The Northwest Conference Women's Soccer Title comes down to the final day of the regular season. With a win over Pacific (Ore.), the University of Puget Sound would claim the NWC crown and the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  If Pacific (Ore.) and Puget Sound end in a draw, the Loggers are co-champions with Linfield.  Linfield would receive the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament based on a Conference tiebreaker.  A Puget Sound loss means the Northwest Conference title and the AQ will go to the Linfield Wildcats.

Willamette 2, Pacific (Ore.) 2 (2OT)
Willamette University built a 2-0 lead with a pair of quick goals, but Pacific University answered with two quick goals of its own, as the teams combined for four goals in 10 minutes during the second half, on their way to a 2-2 tie in two overtimes on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Sparks Field. 

Pacific Lutheran 2, George Fox 0
Hoping to close the 2012 season with a modest two-game winning streak, the George Fox University Bruins instead let visiting Pacific Lutheran University off the hook and dropped a 2-0 decision to the Lutes in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match Saturday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

Linfield 2, Whitworth 0
Linfield stayed alive in the chase for the Northwest Conference women's soccer championship with a 2-0 win at Whitworth in the regular season finale for both schools on Saturday afternoon. 

Puget Sound 3, Lewis & Clark 1
An exciting second half fell in favor of the Puget Sound women's soccer team who stayed in front of the race for an NWC title with a 3-1 win over Lewis & Clark. Four goals were scored in the second half with three different Loggers scoring. 

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