MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – Sam Zisette scored for the second time this weekend to lift the 24th-ranked Puget Sound men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Linfield on Sunday. Chris McDonald made a pair of saves to secure the shutout, his sixth of the season.
Zisette's goal came in the 21st minute. Landon Gauthier played a ball into the middle of the box and Zisette lifted his shot over the keeper's head for the game-winner.
The Loggers (7-1-1, 4-0-0 NWC) held a 7-4 shot advantage in the first half but Linfield came out strong after halftime. The Wildcats (3-4-0, 1-3-0 NWC) peppered 10 shots toward the Logger goal while holding the Loggers to just one shot. However, none of those 10 shots were put on goal as the Loggers held on for the shutout and the win.
The Loggers have now won seven straight matches, allowing just one goal in that stretch. After starting the season with a goals against average over two, McDonald now owns 0.64 GAA and is one shutout shy of second all-time on the Loggers shutout list.
Next up for the Loggers is a trip to Eastern Washington to face Whitman on Saturday and No. 11 Whitworth on Sunday.