Bucs Stop #2 Loggers NWC Win Streak at 25 in Overtime
SPOKANE, Wash. - For 25 straight Northwest Conference games, the second-ranked Puget Sound Loggers reigned victorious but all good things must come to an end as the Whitworth Pirates scored the game winning in the 107th minute to collect a 1-0 win in a NWC women's soccer game on Sunday in Spokane, Wash.
In regulation, the NWC-leading Loggers kept the Whitworth defense busy, peppering eight first half shots that forced Callie Bergstrom to make five first half saves. In the second half, the Pirates went on the offensive, unleashing five shots but Kallie Wolfer (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline) get the ball out of the net, collecting two saves.
In the first overtime period, neither team was able to get a shot off but in the second overtime period, the defenses began to tire and the two offenses took advantage. The Loggers managed shots by Janece Levien (Beaverton, Ore.) and Alyssa Renosto (Davis, Calif.) but Bergstrom made the saves. After battling for nearly 107 minutes, the Pirates got the game winner when Elizabeth Mattila crossed the ball in from the right side and the pass found the head of Stacy Hamer, who knocked it in for the goal.
The Loggers outshot the Bucs, 13-11, on the game, including nine shots on goal. Puget Sound also held a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks.
The Loggers return home on Saturday to take on Lewis & Clark, beginning at Noon in Tacoma.