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Fall sports update: women’s golf wins Swanson cup, volleyball gears up to host tournament

Gator golfers from left to right: Amanda Imm, Mackenzie Barber, Tiffany Wilkening and Caitlyn Miller

Women's golf wins Swanson Cup

Green River women's golf took on the venerable Chambers Bay course in Tacoma for the second annual Swanson Cup Sunday, Oct. 13. The event was hosted by Grays Harbor College.

Freshman Tiffany Wilkening (89) finished in second place overall, only one shot back from medalist Megan Schultz from Centralia. Green River's Caitlyn Miller (93) and Amanda Imm (100) combined to win the team title by 17 strokes over Olympic College.

For the men, Nick Fisher's (79) sixth place performance led the team to a third place finish.

Gator volleyball to host tournament Oct 18-19

The Green River volleyball team will be hosting the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges' West Region Crossover Tournament this weekend.

Schools from Spokane, Big Bend, Lower Columbia, Everett, Shoreline, Mount Hood and Umpqua colleges will arrive on campus Friday morning, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. The action will take place all day at the gymnasium.

The tournament titled "Pink Out in the SWAMP" will also be raising awareness for breast cancer research, as the participants will be wearing pink throughout the tournament.

Mount Hood Community College enters the competition as the fifth-ranked team in the NWAACC with No. 8 Spokane on their heels. The Gators hope to take advantage of the home court familiarity to advance in the event on Saturday.

Following Friday's round robin pool play, the teams will compete Saturday, Oct. 19 in the elimination tournament. On Friday, Green River will play Big Bend at 12:30 p.m., Umpqua at 4 p.m., and Shoreline at 7 a.m. Quarterfinals start Saturday at 10 a.m.

Men's cross country places third at PLU

Improvement continues in the men's cross country program as the team outraced the host institution Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday, Oct.12 for a third place finish at the Lute Invitational.

Gator freshman Alec Rhome crossed the finish line of the 8K course in 27:15, followed by Brian Reilly at 27:35.  The women posted their first complete team score of the season with the addition of Hannah Peterson. Oksana Carlson and Nikki Bohart continue to lead the team.

Next up for the harriers is the Northern Region Championship meet hosted by Skagit Valley College on Friday, Oct. 25.

Women's soccer drops fourth in a row

The offensive struggles for the Green River women's soccer team are taking its toll in league play. The Gators have scored only one goal in four successive losses to drop to 2-7-1 in league standings. The team will finish the first half of the season on Wednesday with a home game against Edmonds County College.