Walla Walla, Washington – The Puget Sound men's soccer team fell, 1-0, in overtime, to Whitman on Saturday afternoon.
The Loggers (8-4-2, 5-3-2 NWC) and Whitman (8-4-4, 4-2-4 NWC) played an even first half, with each team taking seven shots. Both goalkeepers were forced into making saves in the half, each keeping the other team off the scoresheet.
The second half was a more one-sided affair, with Whitman outshooting Puget Sound, 8-1, including a 2-0 edge in shots on goal. However, the Logger defense was able to keep the ball out of the net, and so the game moved to overtime.
In overtime, the Loggers took the first two shots, including a take by Ezra Kraus which forced a save from Whitman goalkeeper, Owen Davis-Bower. However, Jacob Fritz scored in the 94th minute to earn the overtime victory for Whitman.
Whitman outshot the Loggers, 16-10, while Puget Sound took more corner kicks (7-3). Goalkeeper Jacob Palmer (4-2-2) played all 93 minutes, making five saves. Tristan Stevenson and Ezra Kraus led the Loggers with three shots each.
Puget Sound will look to bounce back on Sunday, October 23, when they take on Whitworth. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. in Spokane.
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