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2011 Women's Soccer Releases

March 20, 2012
Women's Soccer Alumni Game Scheduled for May 12
Pacific Lutheran women's soccer head coach Seth Spidahl has announced that the PLU alumni game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the PLU soccer field.

February 2, 2012
Spidahl Named Women's Soccer Coach at PLU
Seth Spidahl, the current coaching director for the nationally renowned and locally based Washington Premier youth soccer club, has been named women's soccer head coach and director of soccer at Pacific Lutheran University.

November 18, 2011
Buffington Resigns as PLU Women's Soccer Coach
Pacific Lutheran University has announced that Lynnette Buffington has resigned her duties as head coach of the women's soccer team.

November 9, 2011
Gamache Leads Short List Of Lute Honorees
Frosh Sarah Gamache led Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer's list of All-Northwest Conference honorees as she made the Second-Team All-NWC.

November 8, 2011
Learning From the Past to Make a Better Future
Starting off in record heat during preseason, with two practices a day and many “team surprises,” the Lutes finished their 2011 season last weekend in Oregon.

November 5, 2011
Women's Soccer Ends Season With 6-1 Loss
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran saw its 2011 women's soccer season come to a rough ending on Saturday afternoon when the host Linfield Wildcats cruised to a 6-1 Northwest Conference victory.

November 4, 2011
Lutes, Bruins Play to Double-Overtime Tie
NEWBERG, Ore. – There were scoring chances aplenty with a combined 44 shots between the teams, but in the end Pacific Lutheran and George Fox ended their Friday afternoon Northwest Conference women’s soccer match with a 1-1 double-overtime deadlock.

November 1, 2011
The Fight to Finish Strong
Before the Pacific Lutheran women's soccer team can call the 2011 season a wrap, it has two games this weekend in Oregon.

October 29, 2011
Hard Luck and a Crossbar Thwart Women's Soccer
Shekema McCarthy scored the only goal of the match with just under 14 minutes remaining as the visiting Pacific Boxers defeated Pacific Lutheran, 1-0, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match played on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the PLU field.

October 26, 2011
Puget Sound Continues Streak Against PLU
TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound women’s soccer team dominated possession and every statistical category except for saves for 90 minutes Wednesday afternoon on the way to a 2-0 Northwest Conference women's soccer win over Pacific Lutheran at Baker Stadium.

October 25, 2011
Lutes Look to End Season on a High Note
The Lutes have just four matches left this season, with three on the road. This Wednesday they will face University of Puget Sound at the Loggers' home field. This weekend the Lutes will take on the Pacific University Boxers. The Wednesday match will kickoff at 3:30, Saturday at noon.

October 23, 2011
Lutes Gets Another Overtime Win Over Pioneers
PORTLAND, Ore. - Sarah Gamache scored on a breakaway in the second overtime Sunday to give Pacific Lutheran a 2-1 win over Lewis & Clark in Northwest Conference women's soccer action.

October 22, 2011
Early Lead Vanishes in 5-1 Loss to Willamette
SALEM, Ore. - Olivia Lee gave visiting Pacific Lutheran a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, but Willamette scored the final five goals of the match to beat the Lutes, 5-1, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match played Saturday afternoon.

October 19, 2011
Women's Soccer Heads South Seeking Victory, Redemption
As the Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team tries to rebound from two hard defeats at home, a manageable weekend lays ahead as the team heads to Oregon to take on Willamette and Lewis & Clark.

October 16, 2011
Whitman Breaks Out in Second Half, Beats PLU
Whitman scored three goals in the second half on the way to a 3-0 Northwest Conference women's soccer win Sunday afternoon over the host Pacific Lutheran Lutes at the PLU field.

October 15, 2011
More Chances, But Lutes Fall in Shutout to Pirates
Pacific Lutheran took nine of their 12 shots in the second half to put pressure on visiting Whitworth, but it was the Pirates who came away with a pair of goals to break a scoreless halftime deadlock in taking a 2-0 Northwest Conference women's soccer win at the PLU field on Saturday afternoon.

October 12, 2011
Lutes Hope to Be Offensive to Whitworth, Whitman
After breaking two streaks last weekend while splitting home games against Linfield and George Fox, the Pacific Lutheran women's soccer team will look to continue its offensive improvement when it hosts Whitworth and Whitman this weekend.

October 9, 2011
Gamache Scores In Overtime as Lutes Beat Bruins
Sarah Gamache scored on a rebound of her own blocked shot 4:10 into overtime to give Pacific Lutheran a hard-earned 2-1 Northwest Conference women's soccer win over the visiting George Fox Bruins on Sunday afternoon.

October 8, 2011
Lutes End Scoreless Streak But Linfield Prevails, 3-1
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran ended a long scoreless streak with a first half goal by Sarah Gamache, but visiting Linfield turned up the heat in the second half Saturday to beat the Lutes, 3-1, in Northwest Conference women's soccer action at the PLU field.

October 7, 2011
Lutes Aim To Bulge The Ol' Onion Bag
Following a 2-0 loss to the Pacific University Boxers, the Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team returns home looking for two wins this weekend. At 1-5 in NWC play, the Lutes have struggled to find a winning formula in 2011.

October 2, 2011
PLU's Struggles Continue as Pacific Wins 2-0
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran continued to struggle on the offensive side of the field as the host Pacific Boxers defeated the Lutes, 2-0, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer game played Sunday afternoon.

September 30, 2011
Back to the Road for PLU Women's Soccer
The Lutes will be go into this weekend hoping for a new beginning as they travel to Forest Grove, Ore., to face the Pacific University Boxers in a Northwest Conference match scheduled for a noon kickoff on Sunday.

September 28, 2011
Three Second Half Goals Doom Lutes
Puget Sound broke away from a scoreless halftime tie with a trio of second half goals to beat host Pacific Lutheran, 3-0, in a Wednesday afternoon Northwest Conference women's soccer game played at the PLU field.

September 25, 2011
Offense Hard to Come By in 2-0 Loss to Whitworth
SPOKANE - Whitworth scored two goals within a two-minute span of the first half and also didn't allow Pacific Lutheran a shot during the match in taking a 2-0 Northwest Conference women's soccer win on Sunday afternoon.

September 24, 2011
Women's Soccer Blanked by Missionaries
WALLA WALLA - A pair of first half goals stood up for the Whitman Missionaries on Saturday as they blanked the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, 2-0, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match played at the Whitman Athletic Fields.

September 20, 2011
Women's Soccer Making Trek to Face the Whits
After a competitive weekend that resulted in one win and one loss, the Lutes are pushing to improve their conference standing. This weekend the Lutes will travel to the eastern side of the state to face the Whitman Missionaries in Walla Walla on Saturday and the Whitworth Pirates in Spokane on Sunday.

September 18, 2011
Women's Soccer Falls to Willamette, 3-1
Kellie Standish scored her first two goals of the season as the visiting Willamette Bearcats knocked off the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, 3-1, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match played Sunday afternoon at the PLU field.

September 17, 2011
Murray Uses Her Head to Lead Women's Soccer to Win
Alex Murray headed home a cross from Blake Warner with 4:56 remaining in the second overtime as Pacific Lutheran defeated Lewis & Clark, 2-1, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match played Saturday afternoon at the PLU field.

September 14, 2011
Conference Play Brings High Hopes For Women's Soccer
With the short preseason now completed for the Lutes, the Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team focuses it's attention on the heart of the schedule as Northwest Conference play begins this weekend.

September 10, 2011
Laurie is Reddy, Boyle Finds Net in Lutes Win
Sophomore goalkeeper Laurie Reddy recorded 10 saves in her first collegiate start and Erica Boyle scored the game's only goal in the 56th minute as Pacific Lutheran beat Montclair State, 1-0, in a non-conference women's soccer match played Saturday at the PLU field.

September 8, 2011
Lutes Look To Find Form In Tough Non-Conference Matchup
The Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team faces a tough test ahead when it hosts east coast power Monclair State in an important non-conference match this weekend.

September 4, 2011
PLU Women's Soccer Falls in Season Opener
Pacific Lutheran stayed with Cal Lutheran for a half on Sunday, but the visiting Regals netted a trio of second-half goals in defeating the Lutes, 3-0, in the women's soccer season opener for both teams at the PLU soccer field.

August 31, 2011
Women's Soccer Looks For Move Up NWC Standings
As the 2011 season quickly approaches, the Pacific Lutheran University women’s soccer players are set to propel themselves up the conference standings and make a push for the top half.