TACOMA, Washington – The University of Puget Sound men's soccer team lost 3-1 to Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite a fairly even match early, the Lutes (9-4, 5-2 NWC) took the lead in the 19th minute. Suwilanji Silozi received a through ball at the top of box and was able to put it low far post to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Loggers (7-5, 5-2 NWC) had the better of the chances to close out the half, but entered the break down a goal.
PLU doubled their lead in the 51st minute when a throw-in was not cleared by the Puget Sound defense and Sidney Ecoiffier was able to score his first goal of the season.
The Loggers pulled a goal back in the 57th minute. Cameron Lorek served a through ball to a streaking Sam Zisette, who buried his shot in the back of the net to cut the lead to 2-1. However, the Lutes added an extra cushion in the 73rd minute when a defensive breakdown left Bennett Bugbee open at the top of the six-yard box. His goal increased the PLU lead to 3-1.
Puget Sound edged Pacific Lutheran in shots (14-12), while the Lutes took more corner kicks (7-4). Zisette led the squad with five shots, while goalkeeper Daniel Kirsch (7-4) made four saves in 90 minutes.
Puget Sound travels to Linfield on Saturday, October 17. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.
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