TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's soccer team took down George Fox, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon. Ezra Kraus scored his team leading eighth goal of the year.
The two teams took some time to get into the game, playing mainly in the midfield. At the 10-minute mark, George Fox (1-13-3, 1-9-2 NWC) took two corner kicks. However, after that, the Loggers (9-5-2, 6-4-2 NWC) kept the Bruins completely off the scoresheet. The first five shots were all taken by Puget Sound players. In the 34th minute, Tristan Stevenson took a long throw-in. The ball sailed to Kraus' feet, and he was able to slide the ball past the goalkeeper's reach and put the home team up 1-0.
The second half proved to be more of the same, with the Loggers outshooting the Bruins 4-0 in the half. However, the George Fox defense held firm, and keeper Andrew Phillis was able to keep the score line at 1-0. In the end, the Loggers, who have come up on the short end of five one-goal games this year, were able to grind out the victory.
The Loggers outshot the Bruins, 10-0, while Puget Sound also taking more corner kicks (9-2). Goalkeeper Wren Norwood (5-2) played all 90 minutes without facing a shot. Ezra Kraus led the squad with four shots, all of which were on goal, while Josh Sonico had three shots.
Puget Sound will next play Pacific, on Sunday, October 30. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 on Peyton Field.
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