October 28, 2012

Loggers Shutout Boxers 2-0

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – The Puget Sound men's soccer team scored twice in the first half and Chris McDonald made three save to shutout Pacific 2-0 on Sunday. The Loggers (11-3-5, 7-2-4 NWC) received goals from Andrew White and Sean Ryan to come away with the win.

The Loggers first goal came just over two minutes into the match. Andrew White put in the goal from two yards out after Colin McIntosh headed Chris Shaw's corner kick into the six-yard box.

With an early 1-0 lead the Loggers withstood a strong attack from the Boxers (4-14-0, 4-11-0 NWC). The Boxers fired 12 shots in the first half and 21 in the match for a slight shot advantage.  They put just three on goal – all in the first half – but McDonald was there to stop all three and preserve the shutout.

Sean Ryan gave the Loggers some insurance in the 28th minute when he scored unassisted for a 2-0 Logger lead.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the second half. None of the Boxers nine shots in the half were put on goal and Zac Cohen made two of his three saves in the half to keep the Loggers off the board.

The Loggers return home for the final match of the 2012 season on Saturday when they host crosstown rivals Pacific Lutheran 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.”