McDonald Ties School Record As Loggers Shutout Linfield
TACOMA, Wash. – Chris McDonald tied the all-time school record with his 30th career shutout in a 2-0 win over Linfield. McDonald made two saves for his career-best 10th shutout of the season and third in a row.
McDonald's first save came in the opening moments of the game when a Linfield free kick nearly snuck into the upper right corner. McDonald dove just enough to get his hand on the ball and flick it over the bar.
In the 37th minute, Oliver Field finally broke the Loggers (9-2-5, 5-1-4 NWC) scoring silence. After playing to two scoreless ties last weekend, Field finished a through ball from Carson Swope for a 1-0 Logger lead.
With just over one minute left in the match Swope dribbled around a couple defenders and made one touch past the sliding Linfield keeper for an insurance goal and a 2-0 lead.
Grant Loriaux made nine saves in the match despite allowing two goals. While Linfield made their runs and tested the Loggers back line, the Loggers never bent and limited the Wildcats to just seven shots in the match. Meanwhile, the Loggers took 22 shots in the win.
The Loggers broke a five-match winless streak in conference matches, which they went 0-1-4. McDonald can capture the all-time school record with one more shutout this season. The Loggers are back home tomorrow to face Willamette at 2:30 p.m.