This week of October was wild, where White was rewarded and many victories were brought this week.

In the third week of October, junior Montana White was honored with the PCSC Female Swimmer of the Week title and National Qualifying Time at the NCAA “B” Standard. The women’s volleyball team secured two victories, while both cross-country teams brought tremendous results for the Cougars.


Women’s Swimming and Diving

Montana White was rewarded last week with her first Female Swimmer of the Week honors of the season at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference (PCSC). She also earned a National Qualifying Time at the NCAA, finishing first twice in the 500 Free and the 200 Free, and placed first overall in Division II within a two-relay team.  

Marci Yanagawa, Amanda Anderson, Marcelina Halawczak, and Montana White finished first in the 400 Medley Relay. Meanwhile, the relay team of Sydney Romero, Delanie Gearing, Victoria Alfaro and Hanah Swailes finished third place. 

Aleena Herrera and Alexandra Scolonki earned first and second place in the 1650 Free.

Yanagwa also made first place, finishing at 58.35 in the 100-meter. White renewed new records in the 500 and 1000 free and was awarded National Qualifying Time at the NCAA “B” Standard in the 1000 free.


Men’s Soccer 

The Cougars hosted Concordia on Thursday, resulting in a 0-2 loss.

In the 25th minute of the game, the Golden Eagles’ Ryan Smith found an opening to shoot from a six-yard away goal. The Cougars did have their opportunity after halftime. In the 50th minute, junior Gabriel Oropeza had his opportunity for a shot, but it was blocked. This allowed Concordia to score again at the 52-minute mark.

In the 67th minute, the game was interrupted by a power outage, delaying the game for 30 minutes. Both teams fought furiously, but after the 90 minutes of the game resulted in a 2-0 loss to Concordia.


Women’s Soccer 

On Thursday, the women’s soccer team fought an intense game against the Concordia, resulting in a 1-1 draw.

Both teams had few opportunities to score a goal during the first half. In the 78th minute, sophomore Avery Guiel broke the tranquility of the game, bringing the Cougars a 1-0 lead. The Cougars held this lead until the 90th minute, but three minutes before the game ended, the Golden Eagles found the net in the 87th minute.


 Women’s Volleyball

On Thursday, the Cougars won against Dominican University by a score of 3-0. The Penguins took the lead in the first set, but the Cougars fought back and won all three.

APU took a seven-point lead, and in the third set, they won by a margin of 13 points.

The Cougars won against the Academy of Art on Friday, 3-1. The Cougars won by a score of 25-18 in the first set, but the Academy of Art stepped up, winning the second set.

The third set was intense, as the score locked into 21-21. At this very moment, seniors Annaka Jorgenson and Kyra Palmbush, in total, scored four points, ending with a victory of 25-23. The Cougars had an advantageous lead in the final set and finished with a 25-19 score, winning overall.


Women’s Cross Country

On Saturday, the Azusa Pacific team finished third in the women’s 6k at the PacWest Cross Country Championships. Senior Justine Stecko and junior Sofia Camacho earned the All-PacWest First Team honors. Stecko placed fifth overall in the race, and Camacho finished seventh.


Men’s Cross Country 

The men’s team also competed at the PacWest Championships, where they brought home the conference championship trophy. Seven of the top runners at Azusa Pacific University finished in the top 11 in the 8K race. Felix Perrier, Juan Diego Castro, Jared Wright, Nixon Korir and Riley Burns were awarded the All-PacWest first-team distinction for their performance.