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College Soccer: Anchorage’s Sammy Twenhafel tallies two assists for Willamette in 4-0 shutout

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Cover Story, Soccer

Sammy Twenhafel.

Anchorage soccer player Sammy Twenhafel registered two assists in helping lead the Willamette to a 4-0 win over Lewis & Clark College on Sunday, Oct. 15.

The South High alum’s two helpers were double his season assist total coming into the game and they came on a night when he and the six other seniors on the team were honored.

Twenhafel’s first assist helped open the scoring at 38:41. His second came in the form of a corner kick that was headed in from seven yards out by fellow senior Jett Star.

The Bearcats are 6-9-1 overall and 6-5-1 in the Northwest Conference as the team begins the final stretch of the schedule.

A two-time all-conference player (no senior season due to Covid) at South and member of the Wolverine’s 2017 state championship squad, Twenhafel is part of a graduating core at Willamette that’s had great success during their tenure with the program.

The Bearcats came into this season with a 34-7-4 record the past three years. They won the NW Conference in 2022 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Div III.

A speedy defender known for his rock solid play on the back line, Twenhafel was hampered by injuries early this season is finally healthy, as Willamette looks to make a late season push.

Twenhafel has played in 44 games and started 14 over his career at Willamette. His senior night performance brings his career assist total to five.

Anchorage’s Sammy Twenhafel battles for the ball. Photo by Willamette University.

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