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Women's Soccer Stumbles 1-0 to Loggers in Midweek Tilt

Women's Soccer Stumbles 1-0 to Loggers in Midweek Tilt

Written by Student Assistant Christian Bond

TACOMA, Wash. – In a midweek edition of the Battle of the South Sound, host University of Puget Sound stunned the Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team by a final score of 1-0 on Wednesday at Peyton Field.

PLU (12-3, 9-2 Northwest Conference) dominated the pace of the game throughout the contest. The Lutes mustered up 14 shot attempts during the game, 10 of which came in the second half. The Loggers (9-3-3, 7-2-2 NWC) had just two shots, one in each half, but found a penalty goal from Jacqueline Anderson in the 58th minute.

"I thought overall we played very well today," head coach Seth Spidahl said. "One of our best possession performances ever against Puget Sound. We outshot them 14-2, one of their two shots was a penalty kick. We have to make our chances when they present themselves. Overall I thought we played great."

PLU had chances with corner kicks as well. The Lutes had seven corners to the Loggers three.

Natalie Robinson was in goal for the Lutes, making one save on the afternoon. The goal was just the third goal allowed all season by the Lutes and snapped a streak of 458 minutes without allowing a goal. 

"I thought we defended well," Spidahl said. "That's our third goal allowed of the year, and it was on a penalty kick. I thought we had a good game plan, we kept the ball, we created chances. I'm not upset with our process. That's as good as we have ever played at UPS, and I'm proud of our team."

The Lutes return to the pitch on Sunday when Willamette University pays a visit to East Field, with the game set to begin at 12 p.m.