MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – Two late goals from Linfield dealt the Puget Sound women's soccer team a 2-1 loss in a key Northwest Conference match on Sunday. Linfield (13-1-2, 9-1-2 NWC) scored twice in a four-minute span to come from behind for the win.
Haley Rosenberg scored her third goal of the season to give the Loggers (9-4-1, 8-2-1 NWC) the original 1-0 lead. At the 21:12 mark, Kylie Beeson's shot went off the cross bar but bounced straight to Rosenberg, who drove it home for the lead.
The Wildcats put three shots on goal in the first half but Kara Merfeld was equal to the task in making all three saves. She made four in the match.
After keeping the highest scoring team in the NWC off the board for three halves this year, Linfield finally broke through the stingy Logger defense. Julia Vaughan scored unassisted at 76:02 mark when her shot banked off the post and into the net, tying up the game at 1-1.
In the 80th minute, Lindzee Baker corralled a rebound when Emily Fellows shot bounced off the post and pushed it past Merfled for the game-winner.
With the win, the Wildcats remain in first place in the NWC and push the Loggers into third place. The Loggers will look to rebound on Wednesday when they travel across town to take on Pacific Lutheran at 4 p.m.