Loggers rebound, take down Bruins 4-1

Loggers rebound, take down Bruins 4-1

NEWBERG, Oregon – Four Loggers scored as the Puget Sound men's soccer team defeated George Fox, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon.

A day after dropping a heartbreaker in overtime, the Loggers (4-2, 1-1 NWC) bounced back to earn their first conference win of the season. The team came out looking to take control of the game early, and they did just that. In the 10th minute, Josh Sonico headed in a corner from Benjamin Whitham to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Puget Sound was not content with a one-goal lead, and continued to push. The Loggers doubled their lead in the 28th minute, when Brandon Gonzalez crossed a ball in from the flank. Ezra Kraus got his head to the cross, and tallied his team-leading fifth goal of the season.

In the 34th minute, George Fox (0-6-1, 0-2 NWC) got on the board, when Austin Ziegler headed in a corner kick.

The Loggers added goals in the 63rd (Benjamin Whitham) and 70th (Ian Hamel) minutes. The back line did their job the remainder of the game, and the 4-1 score line proved to be the final.

Puget Sound outshot George Fox (18-10), while also taking more corner kicks than the Bruins (11-8). Sonico led the squad with six shots, while Luke Murdock tallied his team-leading fifth assist of the season. Goalkeeper Wren Norwood (4-2) earned the win, playing the first 65 minutes, and allowing one goal. Jacob Palmer played the final 25 minutes, making four saves.

The Loggers return home next weekend, when they host Whitworth and Whitman on September 24 and September 25. Both games are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

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