PARKLAND, Washington – The University of Puget Sound women's soccer team defeated Whitworth 3-0 in a rainy match on Saturday afternoon on the campus of Pacific Lutheran.
The Loggers (13-0-4, 9-0-4 NWC) jumped ahead early. In the 9th minute Jacquelyn Anderson had the ball at the top of the box. She passed to the left side of the box where Amalia Acorda-Fey was waiting. Acorda-Fey put her shot above the reach of the Pirates keeper to give the team a 1-0 edge. In the 22nd minute, Puget Sound doubled their lead. Cassie Winter had the ball on the right side at the top of the box and drilled a shot that was subsequently redirected into the back of the net by Acorda-Fey.
In the second half, the Loggers kept the pressure on the Pirates (3-11-2, 3-7-2 NWC). They added an extra cushion in the 72nd minute. Lura Morton received a through ball and was streaking down the field with no one but the keeper to beat. The Whitworth goalie came out to challenge the ball, but took out Morton instead, receiving a red card and giving Puget Sound a free-kick from 25-yards out. Acorda-Fey scored the ensuing free-kick, her second goal of the game and ninth goal of the year.
Puget Sound outshot Whitworth 17-6. The Loggers also took more corner kicks that the Pirates (5-2). Amalia Acorda-Fey and Cassie Winter led the team with three shots, while goalkeeper Lauren Thomas (13-0-4) made one save.
The team will next host Whitman on Sunday, November 1. The game is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. and will serve as Senior Day for the team.
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