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Varsity sports round-up

Women’s Soccer

Last Result: 5-1 victory over the Colorado School of Mines on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament in Golden, Colorado.

Overall Record: 22-0-1.

Standing: Winners of NCAA Division II Tournament West Region. Finished the regular season ranked No. 1 nationally and first in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Next Game: NCAA Division II Final Four against Kutztown University of Pennsylvania at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Kansas City, Missouri.

After conceding a goal in the second minute, Western scored five unanswered goals against the Colorado School of Mines. Freshman forward/midfielder Liv Larson scored twice in the effort while junior midfielder Emily Webster tallied two assists.

Senior libero Bryce Larson helps conduct the band after a 3-0 sweep against the Montana State Billings. // Photo by Harrison Amelang
Senior libero Bryce Larson helps conduct the band after a 3-0 sweep against the Montana State Billings. // Photo by Harrison Amelang

Volleyball

Last Result: 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19) sweep over Montana State University Billings on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Whatcom Pavilion.   

Overall Record: 21-7

Standing: Finished second in the GNAC. Earned three-seed in the West Region of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Next Game: NCAA Tournament West Region quarterfinal game against six-seed California Baptist University at noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Western honored its lone senior, defensive specialist Bryce Larson, on senior night against Montana State University Billings. Western finished the regular season with a 9-1 record at Whatcom Pavilion.

Men’s Basketball

Last Result: 94-68 victory against Holy Names University on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Whatcom Pavilion. 

Overall Record: 3-0 in first three non-conference games

Standing: First in the GNAC standings.

Next Game: Against Fresno Pacific University in the Chuck Randall Classic at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Whatcom Pavilion.

All five starters for Western finished with double-digit points against Holy Names.

Women’s Basketball

Senior forward Tia Briggs fights for a contested layup in the Viking's 84-65 victory over University of California San Diego, Saturday, Nov. 19. // Photo by Harrison Amelang
Senior forward Tia Briggs fights for a contested layup in the Viking’s 84-65 victory over University of California San Diego, Saturday, Nov. 19. // Photo by Harrison Amelang

Last Result: 84-65 victory over University of California, San Diego in the Sodexo West Region Crossover Classic on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Whatcom Pavilion. 

Overall Record: 3-1

Standing: Tied for third by win percentage in the GNAC standings after four non-conference games.

Next Game: Against Notre Dame de Namur University in the Lynda Goodrich Classic at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Whatcom Pavilion. 

Senior guard Taylor Peacocke was named the Most Valuable Player in the West Region Crossover Classic Tournament after scoring 51 points in two games. 

Cross Country

Junior Isaac Derline finished No. 102 out of 242 finishers in the Men’s NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Saint Leo, Florida.

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