Loggers Battle Whitworth To Scoreless Draw

Loggers Battle Whitworth To Scoreless Draw

TACOMA, Wash. – Two teams battled for 110 minutes at East Field on Sunday but in the end, the Puget Sound women's soccer team tied with Whitworth 0-0. After playing their first 11 matches to regulation finishes, the Loggers (9-2-2, 7-1-2 NWC) played to a draw for the second consecutive match.

Kara Merfeld made five saves in the with five Whitworth (6-4-3, 6-2-3 NWC) players putting a shot on goal to preserve her sixth shutout of the season. Callie Bergstrom equaled her counterpart by not allowing a goal as she stopped all nine shots that the Loggers fired at the goal.

In the match, the Loggers outshot the Pirates 21-10, including 4-1 in overtime, but couldn't sneak one past Bergstrom. Christine Isabella took eight shots and put four on goal to lead the Loggers.

The draw sets up a duel of the two top teams in the NWC standings next Saturday. The Loggers will travel to Linfield and look to avenge their loss to the Wildcats earlier this season. Linfield currently has a slight lead in the standings due to the Wildcats having played one more game than the Loggers with an 8-1-2 record.