Preseason preps for conference play

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So far off to a booming start, the women’s soccer team is on the path to being a top contender in the Northwest Conference this season.

The women have so far won three of their four games, one of them ending in a tie.

The first win came at home against Howard Payne University from Texas. While the women fought in a close battle, the Boxers came out with the 1-0 win in a second overtime period.

Freshman Kara Lankey sent the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets packing with a sting to the back of the net off of a penalty kick.

Another hard fought game came on Sept. 9th, where Pacific played through another extended game, this time on the road.

McKenna Davidson, a sophomore, managed to score the final goal just before the end of the first overtime. Pacific now had a 2-0-1 record.

To continue the streak, the Boxers came back to Lincoln Park Stadium where they ended up on top of Northwest Christian University.

This game was also determined by one goal. The 2-1 victory ended up in favor of Pacific.

Making the most of every minute is what seems to be the theme of the team this year.

With a healthy balance of returners and new faces, the Boxers have high potential.

After finishing fifth in conference play the past two years, the women are looking to make a bigger impact throughout the league. Although it is still early in the season, the playoffs are always in sight.

Picking up right where the left off last season, the Boxers have all the momentum they need going into conference play, which starts this week. They will first take on Linfield College in McMinnville before they come back home on Sept. 21st to play George Fox University.


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