September 2, 2012

Last Minute Goal Leads To Logger Heartbreak

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Puget Sound men's soccer team was just seconds away from victory but instead suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss at Gustavus Adolphus on Sunday. Gustavus Adolphus (1-1) scored the equalizer with just 22 seconds left in regulation and scored the game winner in the first overtime.

The Loggers (0-1-1) were the first to light up the scoreboard when Luke Sandblom's cross found the head of Nicholas Campanelli, who drove it past the keeper for a 1-0 Logger lead in the 36th minute. The Loggers took the lead into halftime but it wouldn't stand long into the second half.

In the 51st minute, Steine Grant tied up the match at 1-1 when he drove in the Gusties first goal of the match with an assist from David Lilly. Nine minutes later the Loggers found an answer when Colin McIntosh headed in a cross from Sean Ryan to reclaim the 2-1 lead.

The Loggers withstood a furious attack from the Gusties over the next half hour and were holding on as the seconds ticked away. In a last minute effort, the Gusties were able to once again equalize the match when Sam Leske found Charlie Adams to tie up the match with just 22 seconds remaining.

With the momentum from their last-minute goal, the Gusties continued to apply pressure in the overtime period. In the 96th minute, Zach Brown drove home the game-winner with Lilly earning his second assist of the match.

The Loggers will look to rebound quickly as they stay in St. Peter, Minn. to take on UC Santa Cruz in a neutral site match tomorrow at 11 a.m. (PT).



Ryan Rash
Federal Way, Wash.
Bellarmine Prep

Ryan Rash fought back from an injury in 2010 to rejoin his teammates this year and, once again, contribute to the continued success of the men’s soccer program on and off the field. “Being a Logger is about tradition. Our school's athletic program has a proud history and every day we continue that story.”