Loggers End Season With 2-1 Loss At Pacific Lutheran

Loggers End Season With 2-1 Loss At Pacific Lutheran

PARKLAND, Wash. - Senior Derek Woodworth (Tacoma, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) scored in his final collegiate contest but the Puget Sound Loggers fell to the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, 2-1, in a Northwest Conference men's soccer game at PLU Soccer Field in Parkland, Wash.

On a wet and nasty pitch, the Loggers and Lutes battled scoreless throughout the first half, though the Lutes held an advantage offensively, outshooting Puget Sound, 10-3.  Freshman keeper Chris McDonald (Newton, Mass./Noble & Greenough) played strong in the first 45 minutes, making four saves to keep the Loggers alive.

In the second half, the Loggers took the lead in the 56th minute when Zach Semago (Tacoma, Wash./Bellarmine Pre) fed the ball in to Woodworth, who finished with a left-footer from about 15 yards out.  The Lutes tied the game 10 minutes later when Chad Kearns battled for a loose ball and shot from 15-yards out for the goal.  Pacific Lutheran took the lead in the 75th minute when Kearns headed in a corner kick by Andy Hyres as the Lutes collected the 2-1 win.

McDonald finished with six saves for the Loggers, including the two PLU goals.  Brian Kostol made a pair of saves for the Lutes, allowing one Logger goal.

The Loggers conclude the 2009 season with a record of 9-9-2 overall and 6-6-2 in NWC play in sole possession of fourth place.