2005 FALL BEARCATS SPORTS WEEKLY UPDATE

WOMEN'S SOCCER
TENOLD NAMED NWC PLAYER OF THE WEEK AFTER SCORING TWO GOALS IN WIN OVER CORBAN

Allie Tenold (JR, Spokane, Wash.) was named NWC Player of the Week after scoring two goals in the Bearcats 3-1 win over cross-town rival Corban College on Saturday night.

Tenold's two goals came within three minutes of each other, both on assists from Laura Uhlmansiek (JR, Woodinville, Wash.). Uhlmansiek later added her third assist of the game when her corner kick went to Susan Butler (JR, Boise, Ida.) who crossed it to Brenna Hindman (SR, Boulder, Colo.) for the Bearcats third and final goal.

Junior goalie Kari Woody (Boise, Ida.) recorded five saves for Willamette, as the Bearcats out shot Corban 23-7 on the evening.

Saturday’s victory makes the lady Bearcats 2-for-0 at home on their newly remodeled Sparks Field. The Bearcats, 2-2 overall, look to add to that mark this weekend when they open NWC play by hosting Whitworth at 12 pm on Saturday, and Whitman at 12 pm on Sunday.

MEN'S SOCCER

BEARCAT RALLY FALLS SHORT AGAINST CORBAN

In their only match of the week, the Bearcats men's soccer team fell 5-4 to cross-town rival Corban College last Saturday afternoon. Corban led 5-2 with just over 35 minutes to play, but the Bearcats mounted a rally, scoring two late goals before eventually falling to the Warriors.

Ryan Powers (SO, Newberg, Ore.), Reid Bennion (SO, Tacoma, Wash.), Donald Bressler (SR, Seattle, Wash.), and Paul Slavik (JR, Portland, Ore.) all knocked in goals for Willamette. Bressler's goal - his second of the year - came on an assist from Powers. Powers garnered Northwest Conference honorable mention honors for his play against Corban.

Willamette, 2-2 on the season, plays the first of their three games this week when they travel to Portland on Wednesday to face Warner Pacific College at 6 pm. Saturday the Bearcats open NWC play when they host Whitworth at 2:30 pm. They continue conference play on Sunday by hosting Whitman, also at 2:30 pm.

WOMEN’S GOLF

PAIR OF FRESHMEN LEAD WILLAMETTE TO FIRST ROUND LEAD IN SEASON-OPENING TOURNAMENT

The Willamette women’s golf team opened its 2005 season yesterday at the South Four-Way Tournament held at Michelbrook Country Club in McMinnville by shooting a team score of 346, good for a 20 shot lead over second place Linfield.

Freshman Whitney Ueno (Hilo, Haw.) shot a 4-over par 76 to win medalist honors. Fellow freshman May Ushikubo (West Vancouver, BC) shot an 80 on the day.

The South Four-Way Tournament is unique, as it has four rounds played on four different courses over several weeks. Round 2 of the tournament will be played this Sunday at 1 pm at Quail Valley in Banks, Oregon.

FOOTBALL

BEARCATS LOSE TO NO.2 MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR; NOW FACE 20TH RANKED TEAM IN NAIA

The Willamette football team continues its brutal early season schedule this Saturday, when they travel to Azusa, California to play traditional NAIA powerhouse Azusa Pacific.

The Bearcats are off to a 0-2 start after losing to the second-ranked team in NCAA Division III, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 45-24 this past Saturday. The Crusaders jumped to a 38-10 halftime lead, before Willamette was able to slow them down, holding the Crusaders to just seven second half points.

Running back Quentin Brock (SR, Fresno, Calif.) led a Bearcats rushing attack that was vastly improved from the previous week, with 125 yards on 23 carries. Willamette gained 282 yards on the ground, a week after only rushing for 70 in a season-opening loss to Western Oregon. Still, though, it wasn't enough to overcome the Crusaders 500 yards of total offense.

Quarterback Cameron Walton (SR, Arroyo Grande, Calif.) ran for 117 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown, while Brock, and running back Kevin Dean (JR, Weed, Calif.) also ran for scores. Matt Bicocca (SO, San Andreas, Calif.) added a 33-yard field goal.

Junior cornerback Josh Barker (Rocklin, Calif.) received honorable mention NWC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his two interceptions against UMHB. Brock and Bicocca also received honorable mention NWC honors.

After opening the season by playing up a division against NCAA Division II Western Oregon, and then playing the second-ranked Crusaders, Willamette faces Azusa Pacific this Saturday at 6 pm. The Cougars are ranked 20th in the latest NAIA poll.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

BEARCATS OPEN UP NWC PLAY THIS WEEKEND

The Bearcats women’s volleyball team opens up NWC play this weekend when they host Puget Sound this Saturday at 7 pm. On Sunday, the team plays host to Pacific Lutheran, also at 7 pm.

Willamette, 0-4 on the season, had no games last week after opening the season at the Pacific University Boxer Kickoff Tournament in Forest Grove on September 2.