Fall Sports Update

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Cole Tomlinson

Junior Leeza Burke dribbles the ball as Senior Greta Halvorson onlooks. The Lincoln girl’s soccer team is 4-3-1 this year.

Cole Tomlinson

Tryouts and training have finished and fall sports have begun. Here are the highlights and results from the season, as of Sept. 20. 

Football

The football team lost its first two games against Crescent Valley and Liberty. In their  game against Crescent Valley, starting junior quarterback Carson Wacker tore his ACL; this will keep him out for the season. Wacker said that during the game, his feet just went the wrong way. Despite his injury, he is working towards a full recovery. “After this injury, I’ll be better than ever and we’ll be rockin’,” Wacker said. Lincoln won their third game against Fort Vancouver 34-0, but lost the following to Jefferson, making their record one win and three losses.

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team started strong with six wins, one draw and one loss. The wins came against South Eugene, Liberty, David Douglas, Wilsonville, Reynolds, and Central Catholic. In the draw against South Salem, senior Max Edwards scored two goals, leading to a final score of 3-3. They had five goal games against both David Douglas and Reynolds, following that up with a 3-1 win against Central Catholic.

Girls Soccer

A 6-1 victory against Canby helped cap off a three game win streak against Sheldon, West Salem and Canby for the Cards to start the season. A hard fought game against Lake Oswego ended in a 2-0 loss for the Cards, making their current record four wins, three losses and a draw.

Cross Country

In the meet at Ash Creek, the Lincoln boys and girls placed second and fourth, respectively, out of 49 teams. Senior Emily Rehn had a great meet, placing No. 40 out of 196 in the 5000 meter run. This was especially impressive at this specific tournament. “There were a lot more schools there than just the Portland Public Schools [PPS] teams,” she said. “And there were more hills.”

Volleyball

The volleyball team has six wins and five losses this fall, winning against Roosevelt, Jefferson, McDaniel, Cleveland, Benson, and Franklin. After a loss against Ida B. Wells, senior Jillian Jendsen said that their communication “definitely could use some improvement.” With a supportive crowd, Lincoln rallied back from the loss and won against Jefferson in their next game. 

Dance

With many competitions in November, the Lincoln dance team has been preparing routines. Senior Kareena Morrissey has been out with an injury, but this has not stopped her from trying to improve. “My favorite [dance routine] to watch is Pom,” she said. These November competitions will culminate in a state one which occurs in March.

Cheerleading

The cheerleaders’ first game was on Sept. 18. The excited atmosphere helped junior Taylor Levow lead the cheers. “Wins definitely keep us more motivated to keep cheering on … because everyone is just super excited already,” she said. Going forward, Levow is  looking forward to helping the team learn new skills. “I am especially excited to get to teach the rest of the team even more cheers.”

Boys Water Polo

The boys water polo team has one win and three losses so far this season. Their win was against Tualatin in an 18-14 overtime victory, with many crucial goals coming from senior Evan Russell and junior Luke Chang. The boys will compete in a tournament at Newberg High School on Oct. 1 and 2.

Girls Water Polo

Girls water polo recently participated in a tournament at Newberg High School, where they won one game and lost three. One of their losses included a double overtime game against Lake Oswego, which ended in an 8-9 loss for the Cards. In their final game, they won 6-5 against Summit, this adding to their current record one win and six losses. 

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