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2012 Men's Soccer Releases

April 29, 2013
Men's Soccer Announces Five Commitments for 2013
Pacific Lutheran men's soccer head coach John Yorke has announced commitments from five players who have paid deposits and will join the Lutes during the fall 2013 season. Four of the players come in as freshmen and one as a sophomore after playing one season of community college soccer.

April 3, 2013
Men's Soccer Announces Alumni Game Set For April 27
Pacific Lutheran men’s soccer will host its annual Spring Alumni Game on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. on the turf athletic field.

February 6, 2013
Men's Soccer Announces Dates For Winter ID Camp
Head coach John Yorke of the Pacific Lutheran men’s soccer team has announced the program’s first identification camp for prospective men’s soccer recruits.

January 17, 2013
Lutes Men's Soccer Continues To Lead NWC
Since 2003 Pacific Lutheran’s men’s soccer team has finished in the top half of the NWC every season, and this year was no different. The Lutes finished out their season with a 10-7-2 overall record, 9-4-1 in the conference, and placed second in the NWC.

December 6, 2012
Pair of PLU Players Earn All-West Region Honors
A pair of Pacific Lutheran men's soccer players have received National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region recognition.

November 7, 2012
Three Lutes Earn First Team All-Conference Recognition
Prior to the start of the season, Pacific Lutheran men's soccer head coach John Yorke wasn't sure who would provide the goals during the 2012 season. Now, one of the major answers to the question has earned Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors.

November 3, 2012
PLU Men's Soccer Comes Up Short in Finale
TACOMA - After a scoreless first half, Puget Sound scored a pair of second half goals in a seven-minute time frame to beat Pacific Lutheran, 2-0, in a Northwest Conference men's soccer match played Saturday at East Field on the UPS campus.

November 1, 2012
Rayburn Receives Academic All-District Recognition
Joe Rayburn, a junior goalkeeper who has helped lead Pacific Lutheran to a second place finish in Northwest Conference men's soccer, has earned 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 8 NCAA Division III First Team recognition.

October 31, 2012
Lutes Close Season With Second Leg of Tacoma Derby
With at least a share of second place in the conference already assured, Pacific Lutheran plays its final match of the 2012 men's soccer season on Saturday afternoon at the University of Puget Sound.

October 31, 2012
Amarh Earns NWC Recognition
Freshman forward Emannual Amarh was recognized by the Northwest Conference this week for his two-goal performance this weekend in Oregon.

October 25, 2012
Lutes Make Season's Final Road Trip to Oregon
With its hopes of successfully defending its Northwest Conference championship pretty much dashed, Pacific Lutheran turns its focus to a second-place finish when it travels to Oregon this weekend for a pair of matches.

October 21, 2012
Linfield Builds Early Lead, Holds on to Upset PLU
PARKLAND - Linfield College scored a pair of goals inside the first 26 minutes, then added an insurance tally in the first three minutes of the final period to upset Pacific Lutheran, 3-1, in a Northwest Conference men's soccer match played Sunday at East Field.

October 20, 2012
Santoro's Brace Leads Lutes Past Bearcats, 3-1
Giancarlo Santoro scored a pair of goals in the second half as Pacific Lutheran rallied to beat the visiting Willamette Bearcats, 3-1, in a Northwest Conference men's soccer match played Saturday at East Field.

October 18, 2012
Men's Soccer Plays Final Two at Home This Weekend
With wins pretty much a must every time out, Pacific Lutheran closes out the home portion of its 2012 season with matches against Linfield on Saturday and Willamette on Sunday.

October 14, 2012
First Half Goal Holds Up As Pirates Beat Lutes
Samuel Engle intercepted a back pass and beat Pacific Lutheran keeper Joe Rayburn for the game's only goal in the 38th minute as Whitworth beat the Lutes, 1-0, in a Sunday afternoon battle of the top teams in Northwest Conference men's soccer.

October 13, 2012
Johnson's Game-Winning Goal Gives PLU OT Win
Derek Johnson has scored some important goals for the Pacific Lutheran men's soccer team this season, but none have been bigger than his overtime tally Saturday at East Field as the Lutes beat visiting Whitman, 1-0, in a Northwest Conference match.

October 10, 2012
Lutes Return Home, Face Big Conference Tests
Every match that the Pacific Lutheran men's soccer team plays from here on out has major import regarding the Northwest Conference championship, so expect the defending champion Lutes to be ready when Whitman and Whitworth come to Parkland this weekend.

October 5, 2012
Lutes vs. Loggers Ends in 2-2 Double OT Draw
Battling into the night and under the lights Friday night, Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound ended their Northwest Conference men's soccer showdown in a 2-2 double overtime tie at PLU's East Field.

October 4, 2012
Lutes vs. UPS in Conference Men's Soccer Showdown
Pacific Lutheran plays just its third home match of the season this Friday, and this one will be under the lights as the Lutes host crosstown rival Puget Sound in a key Northwest Conference showdown. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. on PLU's new synthetic turf East Field.

September 30, 2012
Piaquadio Puts Finishing Touch to PLU Victory
WALLA WALLA - Jeff Piaquadio scored his second goal of the season, and the second of his collegiate career, at a key time in leading Pacific Lutheran past Whitman, 2-1, in a Northwest Conference men's soccer match played here Sunday afternoon.

September 29, 2012
PLU Can't Hold Off No. 11-Ranked Whitworth
SPOKANE, Wash. – Pacific Lutheran scored twice as many goals as Whitworth had allowed all season, but the No. 11-ranked Pirates rallied to defeat the visiting Lutes, 3-2, in Northwest Conference men’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

September 27, 2012
Battle of Unbeatens - And More - This Weekend
Pacific Lutheran and Whitworth, two of the three men's soccer teams without a loss in Northwest Conference matches this season, will face each other at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a key early season clash.

September 23, 2012
Two Late Goals Keep Lutes Unbeaten in NWC
SALEM, Ore. - Derek Johnson scored two goals in the final 11 minutes of the match as Pacific Lutheran rallied past Willamette, 2-1, in a Northwest Conference men's soccer match played here Sunday afternoon.

September 22, 2012
Lutes Earn Third Consecutive Clean Sheet in Win at Linfield
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran travelled to Linfield College Saturday yet to concede a goal to conference competition and left with that designation intact with a 3-0 win.

September 18, 2012
Four Straight NWC Road Games for Men's Soccer
Coming off of a solid Northwest Conference opening weekend that saw a pair of shutout victories, Pacific Lutheran now heads to Oregon for the initial two of four consecutive NWC road contests.

September 16, 2012
PLU Beats Pacific 2-0, Tied Atop NWC Standings
PARKLAND - Defending Northwest Conference men's soccer champion Pacific Lutheran is in a tie atop the 2012 conference standings after a 2-0 victory Sunday over the visiting Pacific Boxers at East Field.

September 15, 2012
Lutes Break Lose, Score 5-0 Victory over George Fox
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran opened defense of its Northwest Conference men's soccer championship on Saturday with a 5-0 victory over the visiting George Fox Bruins on East Field.

September 8, 2012
Pacific Lutheran and Corban End in 1-1 Deadlock
SPOKANE, Wash. - Pacific Lutheran took a 1-0 lead in the first minute but Corban scored a second half goal and the teams went on to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in Saturday's final day of the Whitworth Soccer Classic.

September 7, 2012
No. 7 Wheaton Shuts Out PLU Men's Soccer
SPOKANE - Wheaton scored a pair of second half goals with a 3 1/2-minute span to beat Pacific Lutheran, 2-0, in Friday action at the Whitworth Soccer Classic.

September 6, 2012
Two Tough Opponents Await Lutes in Spokane
Coming off a 1-2 season-opening road trip to Minnesota, the Pacific Lutheran men's soccer team faces a pair of tough opponents when it plays in the Whitworth Soccer Classic in Spokane, Wash.

September 3, 2012
Lutes Lose to St. Olaf on Fluke Own Goal in Overtime
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - A deflection on a clearance bounced over the head of Pacific Lutheran goalkeeper Joe Rayburn, giving St. Olaf a 3-2 overtime win in a non-conference men's soccer match played here Monday morning.

September 1, 2012
Two Second Half Goals Push Augsburg Past PLU
ST. PAUL - Emmanuel Amarh gave Pacific Lutheran an early lead, but Augsburg scored a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to beat the Lutes, 2-1, at the Twin Cities Soccer Kickoff Classic hosted by Hamline University.

August 31, 2012
A Shutout to Open 2012 Men's Soccer Season
ST. PAUL, Minn - Junior goalkeeper Joe Rayburn and the Pacific Lutheran defense recorded a shutout as the Lutes opened their 2012 men's soccer season with a 1-0 victory over host Hamline in Friday's opening day of the Twin Cities Soccer Kickoff Classic.

August 28, 2012
Lutes Kick Off 2012 Season in Minnesota
The Pacific Lutheran University Lutes start their 2012 men's soccer journey with two matches at the Twin Cities Soccer Kickoff Classic in St. Paul, Minn., facing Hamline University on Aug. 31 and Augsburg College on Sept. 1.

August 20, 2012
Lutes Picked to Defend NWC Men's Soccer Title
Pacific Lutheran is the pick of Northwest Conference coaches to defend the men's soccer championship it won last season. The Lutes received five of eight first-place votes in a preseason poll of NWC coaches.

August 13, 2012
PLU Picked 25th in Division III National Preseason Poll
Coming off of its first conference championship in nearly two decades, Pacific Lutheran enters the 2012 season ranked No. 25 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division III Men's Soccer National Preseason Poll.