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TACOMA PREP SCORES

FOOTBALL

Thursday, Sept. 14

Graham Kapowsin – 49, Emerald Ridge – 0

Stadium – 51, Spanaway Lake – 24

Friday, Sept. 15

Olympia – 28, Bellarmine – 21

Puyallup – 35, Rogers – 0

Sumner – 52, Curtis – 18

Lakes – 24, Wilson – 9

Lincoln – 44, Bethel – 29

Eatonville – 57, Clover Park – 13

Fife – 49, Henry Foss – 0

Franklin Pierce – 55, Lindbergh – 28

Steilacoom – 51, Renton – 6

Washington – 56, Evergreen – 7

Rochester – 21, Charles Wright – 7

Onalaska – 64, Life Christian – 6

Rainier – 74, Chief Leschi – 0

Lummi Nation – 58, Tacoma Baptist – 28

Saturday, Sept. 15

Mary Knight – 70, Evergreen Luth. – 28

VOLLEYBALL

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Kennedy – 3, Graham Kapowsin – 2

Puyallup – 3, Kentwood – 2

Tumwater – 3, Bellarmine – 2

PS Adventist – 3, Evergreen Lutheran – 9

Thursday, Sept. 14

Olympia – 3, Auburn – 0

Puyallup – 3, Rogers – 0

Sumner – 3, Jefferson – 0

Bethel – 3, Bonney Lake – 2

Lakes – 3, Mt. Tahoma – 0

Stadium – 3, Lincoln – 0

Wilson – 3, Spanaway Lake – 0

Fife – 3, Henry Foss – 0

Franklin Pierce – 3, Lindbergh – 0

Washington – 3, Evergreen – 0

Charles Wright – 3, Forest Ridge – 0

Life Christian – 3, Todd Beamer – 2

Quilcene – 3, Tacoma Baptist – 1

Friday, Sept. 15

Emerald Ridge – 3, Kentridge – 0

Charles Wright – 3, University Prep – 0

Monday, Sept. 18

Fife – 3, Rogers – 1

Bonney Lake – 3, Spanaway Lake – 0

Lakes – 3, Bethel – 1

Stadium – 3, Mt. Tahoma – 0

Wilson – 3, Lincoln – 0

Cascade Christian – 3, Charles W. – 2

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Curtis – 3, Garfield – 0

Emerald Ridge – 3, Tumwater – 1

Puyallup – 3, Graham Kapowsin – 1

Sumner – 3, Rogers – 1

Fife – 3, Lindbergh – 0

Henry Foss – 3, Evergreen – 0

White River – 3, Franklin Pierce – 0

Auburn Adv. – 3, Tacoma Baptist – 1

Evergreen Luth. – 3, Christian Faith – 0

Life Christian – 3, Vashon – 0

GIRLS SOCCER

Wednesday, Sept. 13

White River – 7, Franklin Pierce – 0

Life Christian – 5, Ocosta – 0

Thursday, Sept. 14

Bellarmine – 2, Curtis – 1

Puyallup – 2, Sumner – 0

South Kitsap – 2, Olympia – 0

Bethel – 0, Spanaway Lake – 0

Bonney Lake – 2, Wilson – 0

Lakes – 2, Mt. Tahoma – 0

Stadium – 10, Lincoln – 0

Clover Park – 1, Tyee – 0

Fife – 2, Lindbergh – 2

Henry Foss – 1, Evergreen – 1

Washington – 8, Foster – 1

Friday, Sept. 15

Charles Wright – 0, Univ. Prep – 0

Saturday, Sept. 16

Emerald Ridge – 0, Rogers – 0

South Kitsap – 2, Graham Kapowsin – 1

Monday, Sept. 18

Emerald Ridge – 4, Olympia – 2

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Curtis – 4, Rogers – 0

Puyallup – 4, Graham Kapowsin – 0

South Kitsap – 1, Bellarmine – 0

Bonney Lake – 4, Bethel – 2

Lakes – 2, Lincoln – 0

Stadium – 4, Spanaway Lake – 0

Wilson – 8, Mt. Tahoma – 0

Fife – 5, Franklin Pierce – 0

Henry Foss – 1, Foster – 0

Orting – 6, Clover Park – 0

White River – 9, Washington – 0

Cascade Christian – 3, Charles W. – 0

BOYS WATER POLO

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Curtis – 19, Emerald Ridge – 0

PLU WOMEN’S SOCCER 

MOVING UP IN NATIONAL POLL

A pair of shutouts to open up Northwest Conference play has catapulted the Pacific Lutheran University women’s soccer team to 18th in the second regular season installment of the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Top 25 Poll released on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The Lutes (5-1, 2-0 NWC) jumped up five spots in the week two poll to No. 18. PLU, which blanked Pacific University 3-0 on Saturday and Linfield College 1-0 on Sunday, remains the lone NWC squad to appear in the national poll.

Washington University in Saint Louis (5-0) and the University of Chicago (6-0) remain atop the poll at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively while The College of New Jersey (4-0) inches up two spots to third. Williams College (5-0) and Hardin-Simmons University (5-0) round out the top five.

PLU additionally moved up in the West Region Poll, climbing one spot to third in the region. Hardin-Simmons sits atop the West replacing fellow Texan institution Trinity University (5-1) atop the poll with the Tigers dropping to No. 2. Linfield (3-3, 1-1 NWC) is the only other NWC team in the West Region Poll, entering the rankings at No. 10.

The Lutes will host Willamette on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m.

LADY LUTES SWEEP WEEKLY 

NWC VOLLEYBALL HONORS

The Pacific Lutheran University volleyball team earned a clean sweep of the Northwest Conference weekly awards on Monday, Sept. 18, with Caylie Shiramizu landing NWC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season while Chloe Epker earns NWC Offensive Player of the Week.

Shiramizu finished the weekend averaging 7.3 digs per set to pace the Lutes (7-3, 1-1 NWC) defensive efforts. The 2016 NWC Libero of the Year tallied a match-high 24 digs on Friday night, powering PLU to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-20) upset of defending league champion Whitworth University on Friday night. The junior followed it up with 34 digs on Saturday in a 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 11-25, 25-20, 17-15) setback to Whitman College. The Honolulu, Hawaii native previously won the award on Sept. 5 for a strong showing at the season-opening UPS Tournament.

Epker won Offensive Player of the Week after averaging 3.6 kills per set over the weekend. The outside hitter and 2016 Second Team All-NWC selection led the Lutes on Friday with 14 kills while also securing 10 digs. The Sammamish, Washington native again led the Lute attack on Saturday, finishing with 15 kills along with 25 digs, and five blocks.

The Lutes next hometown game will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the UPS Fieldhouse start time is 7 p.m.

HODKINSON TAKES SUNDODGER 

CROSS COUNTRY TITLE FOR LUTES

Brad Hodkinson finished nine seconds ahead of the rest of the field on Saturday, Sept. 16, guiding the Pacific Lutheran University men’s cross country team to a 13th place finish at the University of Washington’s Sundodger Invitational held at Lincoln Park.

“The Sundodger was a great opportunity to get a better sense of where our fitness is at early in the season,” said PLU head coach Adam Frye. “I was very encouraged by what I saw today. If we continue to get a little better each week, we’ll be prepared for some great racing at the Championships.”

Hodkinson paced the 217-competitor field in the 8,000-meter race, finishing first overall in 24 minutes, 24.95 seconds. His time was nine seconds ahead of second place finisher Nick Colyn of Trinity Western University and was 50 seconds ahead of the next Division III competitor in the race.

“Winning the Sundodger Invitational and running 24:24 for an 8k is quite a day,” said Frye. “Brad was simply impressive today in leading the men’s team and it’s also great to see a deeper team following him this season.”

Porter Kreier was the next Lute across the line, finishing 56th among scoring runners and 70th overall with a time of 26:16.32. Kyle Rapacz was 84th overall in 26:33.51 followed by Bo Frohock in 105th place (26:49.76). Jonathan Maier stopped the clock in 27:13.29 with Bryce Johnson hot on his heels, crossing in 27:13.31. Hezekiah Goodwin rounded out the top seven, coming across in 27:28.36.

The Lutes tallied 294 points in the team standings, finishing 13th overall and third amongst Division III competitors. PLU owned a 48-point edge over 14th place and Northwest Conference rival George Fox University. Canadian powerhouse Trinity Western won the team title with 46 points while Southern Oregon University was the top American squad, placing third with 71 points.

Pacific Lutheran returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 30, traveling to Salem for the Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational.

TURNER BREAKS PUGET 

SOUND MEN’S SCORING MARK

Mac Turner set a Puget Sound record during the first event of the 2017-18 Puget Sound golf season on Sun, Sept. 17. Turner won the 2017 Collegiate Open at the Home Course, finishing with a 36-hole score of 138. He broke Justin Benz’s 14-year old record of 141 through 36 holes.

Turner shot eight under par, one stroke ahead of Pacific Lutheran’s Mitchell Baldridge. The Logger men tied with Grays Harbor for ninth (+41) out of 14 teams.

Meanwhile, the Puget Sound women placed sixth (+122) out of eight qualifying teams in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational.

Kristy Koyanagi was the Loggers’ top finisher, placing 27th (+27) out of 52 golfers. Emmi Modahl finished 36th (+33).

The Loggers host the Puget Sound Invitational at Gold Mountain Golf Club, starting Saturday, Sept. 23.

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