Loggers outlast Wheaton in 2-1 win

Loggers outlast Wheaton in 2-1 win

WHEATON, Illinois – In a battle of nationally ranked teams, the University of Puget Sound women's soccer team defeated Wheaton College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Bob Baptista Invitational. Both Logger goals were scored by freshmen.

The first forty-five was a defensive affair, with just three total shots taken, and the teams entered halftime knotted at 0-0. The game opened up in the second half, with Puget Sound (2-0) striking first. Tayla MacPherson gave the Loggers the lead in the 61st minute on an unassisted goal, her first of her collegiate career. Lura Morton also opened her career tally in the game, scoring in the 76th minute to give Puget Sound a 2-0 lead.

Wheaton (2-1), coming off an overtime victory the previous day, got one goal back in the 89th minute when Ally Witt scored, but the Loggers proved victorious to stay undefeated in the young 2015 season.

The Loggers were outshot by Wheaton (11-7) and took fewer corner kicks (7-1). Grayson Williams-Krebs and MacPherson led Puget Sound with three shots each, and goalkeeper Lauren Thomas recorded two saves.

Puget Sound's next match will be September 11, when the team hosts Cal Lutheran at 2 p.m. to open their home schedule.   

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