CLAREMONT, California – The Puget Sound women's soccer team kept pace with Pomona-Pitzer through 55 minutes, but the Sagehens' high-tempo offense broke through in the second half to beat the Loggers, 2-0, on Friday.
Pomona-Pitzer (1-0), the favorites to win the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crown this season, launched 20 shots in all, half of which were on net. The Loggers managed four shots on goal, and eight shots total.
Puget Sound (0-1) goalkeeper Jamie Lange recorded three first-half saves as the teams entered halftime in scoreless tie. The Sagehens found the back of the net eight minutes into the second half, and they added to their lead just seven minutes later.
Lura Morton made a late bid to put the Loggers on the board, but her shot on goal was turned away in the 83rd minute.
Puget Sound remains in Southern California to take on Claremont-M-S on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m.