Loggers head across town to take on Lutes

Loggers head across town to take on Lutes

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's soccer team is set to take on crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran this weekend.  The team will travel to Parkland on Saturday, October 8, to play the Lutes.

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Pacific Lutheran

 WHEN  

 Saturday, Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m. 

 WHERE

 East Field | Parkland, Wash.  

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Puget Sound's last weekend

The Loggers (6-2-2, 3-1-2 NWC) won a pair of Northwest Conference games last weekend. Puget Sound defeated Willamette, 2-0, before taking down Linfield, 2-1. Both games were on the road. Jacob Palmer earned his first career shutout in Saturday's matchup. Josh Sonico, Luke Murdock, Ezra Kraus, and Brandon Reyes all scored for the Loggers.

Scouting the Lutes (5-5-2, 2-3-1 NWC)

Pacific Lutheran University is 5-5-2 so far in 2016, and currently sixth in the Northwest Conference. The Lutes most recently fell to Willamette, 2-0, after drawing with Linfield, 1-1. Eddie Na leads the squad, and is second in the league, with nine goals scored, and his five assists are tied for first in the NWC. Clint Absher has scored four goals for the Lutes. Goalkeeper minutes have been spread out between Jack Rose (2-1-1), Tanner Premo (2-2-1), and Cole Weaver (1-2).

Logger leaders

Ezra Kraus leads the squad, and is third in the league, with six goals scored. Freshman Luke Murdock leads Puget Sound and the Northwest Conference with five assists. Jacob Palmer's .846 save percentage leads the league. The Loggers are second in the NWC with 25 goals scored, and second with 17 assists.  

Conference honors

Goalkeeper Jacob Palmer was named the Northwest Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance last weekend. The senior earned his first career shutout against Willamette. He made nine saves in two victories. He joins fellow goalkeeper Wren Norwood, who was named the Northwest Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance over the opening weekend (Sept. 6). The sophomore made five saves, while keeping two clean sheets, as he played every minute of the three games.

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