Von Luehrte's goal not enough as Loggers fall in overtime

Von Luehrte's goal not enough as Loggers fall in overtime

ELMHURST, Illinois – The University of Puget Sound men's soccer team fell 2-1 in double overtime to the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) on Sunday morning. It was the Loggers first loss of the season.

St. Thomas (3-0) took the lead in the 21st minute on a Pierce Erickson goal. However, Puget Sound (2-1) was able to even the score at 1-1 in the 50th minute when the Loggers earned a penalty kick. Sophomore Vincent Von Luehrte calmly stepped to the spot and buried his shot.

The two teams played out the rest of the game scoreless. Neither squad was able to breakthrough in the first overtime period, but two minutes into the second overtime, Johnny Mulvahill headed in a corner to give St. Thomas the victory.

Puget Sound took more corner kicks (7-3), while St. Thomas recorded more shots (14-4). Von Luehrte led the Loggers with two shots, while goalkeeper Daniel Kirsch had five saves.

Puget Sound's next match will be Friday, September 11, when they host Mary Hardin-Baylor. The home opener is scheduled to kickoff at 4:30 p.m.

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