Giddyup with the sports roundup
Compiled by Ian Ferguson
After a regular season finish of 16 wins, three losses and one tie, the women’s soccer team has been named third seed in the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship. This is their seventh consecutive appearance in the seven-team tournament. The Vikings will take on sixth seed Sonoma State on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the first round of the championship. Kickoff will be at 11 a.m. at the Concordia University campus in Portland, Oregon and the game will be livestreamed on the Western Athletics website.
Men’s cross country placed third and women took fourth at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Western Oregon University Saturday, Nov. 3. All five of the mens runners placed in the top 16 out of 95 total runners in the mens 8,000-meter race. The five women runners competing in the 6,000-meter race placed in the top 23, with four runners placing top 20.
Men’s basketball officially opens the season this weekend at the California Collegiate Athletic Association/GNAC Challenge at University of California San Diego’s campus. The Vikings will play Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. against the UC San Diego Tritons. Both games will be live broadcasted on the Western athletics website.
Women’s basketball opens their season hosting the Western Region Crossover Classic this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10. The Vikings will host Humboldt State, Fresno Pacific and Seattle Pacific. Friday, at 7:30 p.m. the Vikings will play their season opener against Humboldt State, on Saturday they will play Fresno Pacific at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be played in the Sam Carver Gymnasium.
Men’s soccer tallied a 1-0 shutout win against Concordia on Saturday, Nov. 3. The win marks the Vikings fifth consecutive win to finish out the regular season, sealing a second place finish in the GNAC with an overall record of 11 wins, six losses and one tie.