Both of Western’s basketball teams are preparing for back-to-back trips to the NCAA Division II playoffs coming off of strong 2016-17 seasons. The men’s team is chasing its second consecutive Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship, while the women’s team is going for its 17th NCAA playoff appearance under head coach Carmen Dolfo.
By The Western Front Staff Second-half goals from junior forward Karlie White and sophomore forward Emily Bunnell gave the Western women's soccer team a comfortable 2-0 victory over Seattle Pacific University in the semifinal matchup of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament. The win sends the Vikings into the championship game against Concordia University. They will be playing at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, with hopes of retaining their conference championship from last season.
By The Western Front Staff History has been made. Western's women soccer team defeated Northwest Nazarene 3-1 giving them a 39 game win streak, the longest in school history. The previous record dated back to 1982-84. The Viking will be hosting Concordia at 1 p.m. Oct. 28. A win will secure Western their sixth consecutive GNAC regular-season championship.
After spending the first five weeks of the 2017 season atop the Division II national standings, the women’s soccer team’s run as the No. 1 ranked team in the country ended when they dropped to No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches D-II national poll.
Junior Gabriela Pelogi, a forward for the women’s soccer team, was featured in this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd." Pelogi is the only female athlete out of six mentioned in this article.