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Volleyball trumps Linfield, Willamette

October 19, 2006
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by Marcus Koontz Of the two games the Whitman women's volleyball team played this weekend, both were spectacular wins. The first win was over Willamette University on Friday, Oct. 13 and the second was over Linfield College on Saturday, Oct. 14. On Friday, Oct. 13, Whitman battled with Willamette...

Volleyball loses to Pacific U.

October 11, 2006
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by Christina Russell Whitman volleyball lost to Oregon's Pacific University last Friday night in a close competition, one of the few home matches of what has been a travel-intensive season for these athletes. Last season, Whitman went 1-1 with Pacific   University, with each team claiming a win on th...

Soccer suffers another loss

October 11, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici After three overtime ties, the Whitman women's soccer team lost by a single point to the Whitworth Pirates in the Northwest Women's Conference on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Whitman Athletic Fields. It looked like the home team had an early lead in the bag when Missionary forward S...

XC’s ‘best team’ in four years has strong start

October 5, 2006
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by Gayle Chung "This is the best team we've had in the last four years…and possibly beyond that," said Adam Kopet, one of the two captains for the men's cross country team. The team returned on Sept. 30 from the Charles Bowles Invitational, bringing back promising results for both the men's and wo...

Soccer faces formidable UPS

October 5, 2006
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by Andrea Miller On a perfect, 80-degree Saturday afternoon, the Whitman women's soccer team made it on the scoreboard with 31 seconds left in regulation play to tie up the game against the University of Puget Sound Loggers. Whitman women's soccer coach Scott Shields said he and the team "knew it ...

Volleyball nets two wins

September 27, 2006
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by Sarah McCarthy It was an excellent weekend for Whitman volleyball, as the women won both of their first home matches. On Friday night, the team beat George Fox University in a 3-0 win, scoring 30-19 in the first game, 30-18 in the second, and 30-21 in the third. "Our entire team was in sync for that...

Men’s tennis brings the heat

September 27, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici If you think your weekend was intense, picture spending up to 12 hours a day running around on a tennis court. On Friday, Sept. 22, the men's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northwest Regional Championship tennis tournament kicked off, keeping players on the court from...

Rough start for women’s soccer

September 20, 2006
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by Andrew Hookom The women's soccer team had a disappointing start to Northwest Conference play this weekend, losing twice. After a hard-fought 0-1 match against second-ranked Willamette Saturday, the Missionaries were soundly beaten 1-4 by last-ranked George Fox on Sunday. "This is obviously not the way ...

Men’s soccer ties Willamette University 0-0

September 20, 2006
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by Marcus Koontz Despite running into double overtime at home against Willamette University, the Whitman men's soccer team still came up scoreless Saturday and ended the final 10 minute overtime period tied. "[The team] just couldn't put the ball in the net," said #30 Brett Axelrod, goalkeeper. All ...

Volleyball copes with decreased team size

September 13, 2006
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by Sarah Golden As the 2006 volleyball season begins, Whitman is finding its team to be smaller. Two players, junior Hayley Hillman and freshman Helen Peros, have decided to stop playing. "It just ended up being too big of a time commitment," said Peros, who wants to be more involved with activities ...

IM sports commence

September 13, 2006
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by Andrew Hookom Whitman intramural (IM) football kicks off another season of play next weekend, leading in a new year of offerings from one of the top IM sports programs in the country. Team registration forms for all divisions of football were due Thursday, Sep. 14 and, as some teams began train...

Women’s soccer defeats Northern Idaho

September 13, 2006
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by Katie Collier After a tough 1-4 loss to Northwest Nazerene University on Thursday, the Whitman women's soccer team found rejuvenation on Sunday in a polished 2-0 victory over North Idaho College. "Thursday's game was rough and we made a lot of little mistakes, but today we were able to tighten u...

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