It wouldn’t be a Homecoming week without sports, and all three of Bellevue College’s fall sports teams played home games on Wednesday Oct. 10, with the women’s soccer team leading the charge.
The Bellevue College women’s soccer team is off to a remarkable start of ten wins, zero losses and a tie. Even then, their one tie dates back to Sept. 12 against Highline, who are currently tied with Bellevue in the standings. In their tear through the rest of the league, the Bulldogs have put up 54 points while only allowing six, which comes out to scoring just under five points a game.
Lauren Landis’ 18 goals currently leads the Northwest Athletic Conference, which includes leading the league in points with 43 as well as three game winning goals. Katelyn Evans has also scored 12 goals which ties her for fifth in the NWAC and places second in assists with 10, which puts her point total at 34, good for third place in the league. Goalie Taylor Thatcher is also having an impressive season, having only allowed two goals with a total save percentage of 93 percent. Both of these stats are good for second in the league in their respective categories.
As a team, the Bellevue College women’s soccer team is third in goals scored while being 11th in shots, giving them a total shot percentage of 33 percent, which currently leads the NWAC. Their next game to keep an eye out for is their rematch on Oct. 17 against Highline at a neutral field. This will likely be the decider for who finishes in sole position of first place in the division.
Following the women’s soccer team, the men’s soccer team came out to play their game against South Puget Sound, which ended in a narrow 1-0 loss. With a 0-10-1 record, the Bulldogs have not had the brightest season, but Coach Eduardo Millan followed the idea that success will come with experience. The team and coach are both very young and have the room and time to grow. In the midst of their season, Rodrick Muya leads the team in points with five. Goalie Roberto Jimenez currently leads the entire NWAC in saves with 73. As the season winds to a close, the Bulldogs will probably look towards their final match against South Puget Sound to see exactly how much they’ve learned this year.
The women’s volleyball team closed out the day with a 3-0 shutout loss against the division leaders in Edmonds. This sets the team at a 5-1 in-conference record which is good for second place in the division, one game behind Edmonds. Overall, the 21-10 record in total shows great hopes for the team moving forward.
Jordan Hunter’s 3.38 kills per set is good for fourth in the NWAC. Carlee Rowell also places on the leaderboard with her league-leading 38.3 hit percentage. While these two lead the team in overall points as well, both Keegan Stobeck and Abie Cole have over 100 points to their names, at 133.5 and 105 points respectively. Overall, the team is fourth in hit percentage at 23.9 as well as assists per set at 9.54. They are also fifth in kills per set at 10.42. Their regular season ends on Nov. 2 against Edmonds once more to break the 1-1 tie between them up to this point. This match will likely decide who the best team in the division truly is.