Batzer Selected NWC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

SALEM, ORE. -- Alex Batzer (So., MF, Medford, OR/North Medford HS) has been named Northwest Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week after scoring all three of Willamette’s goals last weekend. The Bearcats won one game and lost one game in a pair of NWC road matches.

Against Whitworth on Saturday, Oct. 18, in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates, Batzer recorded two goals in the second half to rally the Bearcats from a 2-0 deficit. Her goals were scored just 2:37 apart, as she hit the net at 64:11 and 66:48. The Pirates scored the game’s final goal at 71:43 for the win.

On Sunday against Whitman, she netted the only goal of the game, as the Bearcats defeated the Missionaries, 1-0. Following a corner kick, she received a pass from Beth Tatlock (Jr., F, Denver, CO/Saint Mary’s Academy HS). Batzer got her foot on the ball and redirected it into the goal to give the Bearcats the lead for good with 1:14 remaining in regulation.

For the season, Batzer is Willamette’s top scorer with five goals. She has scored eight goals during her Willamette career, including three goals as a freshman last season.

The Bearcats, currently 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the Northwest Conference, will take on George Fox University at home on Saturday, Oct. 25. Game time at Sparks Field is set for 12 p.m. (PDT).

Alex Batzer scored two goals versus Whitworth and one goal against Whitman.

Alex Batzer scored two goals versus Whitworth and one goal against Whitman.