November 3, 2012

Seniors Lead Loggers To 2-0 Win

TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound men's soccer team said goodbye to four seniors in style at East Field on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win against Pacific Lutheran. The Loggers (12-3-5, 8-2-4 NWC) scored twice in the second half and goalkeeper Chris McDonald made two saves to preserve the shutout on senior day.

The Lutes (10-7-2, 9-4-1 NWC) and the Loggers both were able to find plenty of room to maneuver the ball up and down the soggy pitch at East Field all afternoon long. Each team tallied seven shots in the first half but were unable to find the back of the net.

The frenetic pace continued into the second half as the Loggers fired 10 more shots toward the PLU net, putting five on frame.

Senior Chris Shaw broke the scoreless tie in the 57th minute when he finished a perfect combination play between him, Carson Swope, and Andrew White. White would later add a goal of his own in the 62nd minute off a pass from midfielder Kyle Petersson to cap off the scoring for the Loggers. It was White's team leading seventh goal of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Chris McDonald extended his school record of career shutouts to 33. McDonald also tied the Puget Sound season record for shutouts with 13, improving his career record to 37-16-11.

With Saturday's win, Puget Sound moves into a second place tie with Pacific Lutheran in the Northwest conference with 28 points. The Loggers' number five regional ranking gives them a shot at an at-large bid into this year's NCAA Division III postseason tournament.

The field of 64 teams will be announced Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.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.”