September 16, 2012

Loggers Run Winning Streak To Five

TACOMA, Wash. – The winning streak reached five matches on Sunday as the Puget Sound men's soccer team defeated visiting George Fox 2-0. The Loggers improved to 4-0 at home, 5-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Conference.

The Loggers seemed to be constantly on the attack in the first half as they pelted 10 shots and put three on goal in the opening 45 minutes. In the 29th minute, they finally broke through.

Colin McIntosh took the initial shot on the play as he headed the corner toward the goal.  The Bruins' Elliott Davis came up with one of his three saves but left the rebound bouncing in front of the goal. In the scrum that ensued, Andrew White was able to get his foot on the ball and tap it just over the line for the 1-0 Logger lead.

The Loggers held an 18-9 shot advantage in the match with most of the Bruins' (0-6-1, 0-2-0 NWC) coming from distance. Chris McDonald had to make just one save to earn his 24th shutout and pass assistant coach Pete Van Sant on the all-time list.

The Loggers second goal came in the 76th minute as Landon Gauthier converted his second penalty kick of the weekend and scored for the third time. Andrew White had drawn a foul in the box to set up the PK.

The Loggers now hit the road for a five-match stretch, starting on Saturday at Willamette at 2:30 p.m.

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.”