TACOMA, Washington – It was a frustrating Northwest Conference opening game through 84 minutes for the Puget Sound women's soccer team, but the Loggers broke through with a pair of late goals to stun Whitman, 2-1, in Baker Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Tess Peppis netted her first goal of the season in the 85th minute, tying the score 1-1. Three minutes later, Sarah Nasson's cross found Lura Morton in traffic in front of the net, and Morton buried the game-winner from eight yards out.
The Loggers (2-3, 1-0 NWC) struggled to capitalize on several scoring opportunities following Whitman's (1-4-1, 0-1 NWC) penalty kick score midway through the first half.
Puget Sound had a great opportunity to score to score off a corner kick late in the second half, but Erin Brosnan's header hit the post. Just a few minutes later, Gabbie Berg made a brilliant one-touch pass inside the box to a streaking Kendra Elderkin, but Elderkin's shot attempt went wide.
Jamie Lange made six saves in the game for Puget Sound.
The Loggers next host Whitworth Sunday, Sept. 16, at 12 p.m. in Baker Stadium.