This week’s sports roundup
By Abby Owen
Men’s basketball starts off season strong, but defeated shortly after
Vikings 87 Argonaut 45
Vikings 76 Vulcans 80
The No. 22 Vikings defeated Notre Dame de Namur University, 87-45, on Saturday night at home. Junior center Logan Schilder recorded his first career double-double. This was the team’s 10th consecutive season-opening victory. They were upset the following day by Hawaii-Hilo, 80-76, with another double-double from senior forward Deandre Dickson. Sophomore forward Daulton Hommes scored 22 for the team. They play next on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., against Douglas College in Sam Carver Gymnasium.
Women’s soccer advances to NCAA West Regional final
Vikings 2 Seawolves 0
The seventh-ranked women’s soccer team shutout Sonoma State University 2-0 on Saturday at home in the second round of NCAA II championships. Freshmen midfielder Grace Eversaul and junior forward Karli White both scored, with the Vikings booting 25 shots on Sonoma, while Sonoma managed only four. This is Western’s 14th shutout in 19 games this season. On Thursday, Nov. 16 and 17 they will play in the NCAA West Regional Final against UC San Diego in California.
Women’s volleyball on 16th consecutive win
Vikings 3 Falcons 2
The No. 5 Vikings beat Seattle Pacific University, 3-2, on Thursday, Nov. 9, winning the last game 15-13. The Vikings improved their record to 22-3 overall, remaining in first place in the GNAC. On Saturday night the team defeated Saint Martin’s University on their turf 3-0. The team out-blocked the Saints 14 to 3, the third-most blocks in a three-set match in program history. They set the three-game record earlier this season against Simon Fraser with 16 blocks. The Vikings play at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 16, against Northwest Nazarene in Carver Gym. On Saturday, Nov. 18, they play Central Washington University at 7 p.m in Carver Gym.
Women’s basketball starts season with 2 wins
Vikings 86 Sunbirds 72
Vikings 54 Loggers 50
On Friday, Nov. 13, the team beat Fresno Pacific University at home, 86-72, with senior forward Hannah Stipanovich scoring 20 points. Four new players joined Stipanovich in double-digits, including Dani Lwami, Kelsey Rogers, Emma Duff and Gracie Castaneda. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, there was another victory against Humboldt State University, 54-50, with Stipanovich scoring double-digits again. The team travels again to California to face UC San Diego on Friday, Nov. 17 and Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, Nov. 18.