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Women’s Soccer

Last Result: 2-0 victory at Montana State University Billings on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Billings, Montana.

Overall Record: 17-0-1

Standing: Finished the regular season ranked first in the GNAC, and number one nationally.

Next Game: GNAC Semifinal  game held at Simon Fraser University at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The Western women’s team completed a perfect 12-0-0 record in the GNAC. It also won 17 straight matches and is undefeated in its last 42 regular season games.

Volleyball

Last Result: 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-17) sweep over Concordia University at Whatcom Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Overall Record: 16-6

Standing: Second in the GNAC and ranked No. 15 in the nation.

Next Game: At Northwest Nazarene University at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in Nampa, Idaho.

Western has won 11 straight matches. Sophomore middle blocker Kayleigh Harper moved into 15th place on Western’s all-time career block list, with 256 career blocks.

Men’s Soccer

Senior midfielder Eleazar Galvan shakes off a defender in Western's 2-0 win on Saturday, Oct. 29. // Photo by Harrison Amelang
Senior midfielder Eleazar Galvan shakes off a defender in Western’s 2-0 win on Saturday, Oct. 29. // Photo by Harrison Amelang

Last Result: 2-0 victory over Montana State University Billings on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Robert S. Harrington Field.

Overall Record: 7-4-4

Standing: Fourth in the GNAC.

Next Game: Senior Night against Simon Fraser University  at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at Harrington Field.

The Western men’s team has three consecutive shutout victories and hasn’t conceded a goal since Oct. 15.

Cross Country

Last Result: The men finished third and the women finished fourth at the GNAC Championships at Lake Padden Park on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Next Event: NCAA Division II West Regional at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Billings, Montana.

Nine members of the women’s team and five members of the men’s team were named to the GNAC All-Academic Teams. Senior Sofia Marikis was named to the All-Academic Team for the third time.

Rowing

Last Result: The women’s team competed at the first annual Island Head Race, with the Varsity 8 finishing second, on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lake Whatcom.

Next Event: The Head of the Lake on Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. in Seattle.

John Fuchs, who is beginning his 19th season as head coach for the women’s team, was named the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Coach of the Year last season.

Women’s Basketball

Last Result: 105-50 victory over Quest University in an exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Whatcom Pavilion.

Next Game: Exhibition against University of Puget Sound  at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at Whatcom Pavilion.

The women’s basketball team was selected first in the GNAC 2016-17 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Senior guard Taylor Peacocke, senior forward Kiana Gandy and senior forward Tia Briggs were named to the All-GNAC Preseason Team.

Men’s Basketball

Senior Jeffrey Parker throws down a between the legs dunk in the Viking Jam on Saturday, Oct. 29. // Photo by Caleb Albright
Senior Jeffrey Parker throws down a between the legs dunk in the Viking Jam on Wednesday, Oct. 26. // Photo by Caleb Albright

Last Result: The Blue team defeated the White team 84-67 in annual inter-squad scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Next game: First exhibition game against Capilano University at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The 2016-17 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll selected the Vikings to finish second in the conference. Senior point guard Taylor Stafford, senior forward Jeffrey Parker and sophomore forward Trey Drechsel were selected to the All-GNAC preseason team.

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