September 29, 2012

Loggers Upset In OT At Whitman

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Whitman drove in the game-winner in overtime to upset the 21st-ranked Puget Sound men's soccer team. The Loggers (7-2-1, 4-1 NWC) saw their seven-match win streak snapped.
In overtime, Oliver Field and Ryan Rash brought pressure on the Missionaries (4-5-2, 2-2-1 NWC) defense as each put a shot on goal. However, Jed Jacobsen's shot from the top of the box found the upper left corner to give the Missionaries the win.
Carson Swope had tied the game up in the 76th minute for the Loggers. Andrew White played a ball into the box and Swope took a few touches before firing from the center of the box and finding the back of the net.
Logan Grime scored the Missionaries first goal in the 36th minute.
Whitman's goal was the only shot put on frame in the first half and Whitman outshot the Loggers 5-1. They continued to outshoot the Loggers as they held a 7-2 advantage in the second half. However, McDonald made all five of his saves in the second half to send the match into overtime.
The Loggers face off with No. 11 Whitworth tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Spokane, Wash.

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.”