PARKLAND, Wash. – The University of Puget Sound men's soccer team suffered its third loss of the season on Sunday in a rivalry match with Pacific Lutheran. The Lutes (6-5-1, 5-2 NWC) took the lead in the first half and scored two goals in the last five minutes to defeat the Loggers (6-3-4, 3-2-2 NWC) 3-0.
The Loggers had a few chances in the first half as they fired four shots with three being on goal. However, Joe Rayburn made three of his four saves to keep the Loggers scoreless. The Lutes fired five shots in the opening half with Giancarlo Santoro firing one past Chris McDonald for a 1-0 Lutes' lead.
McDonald made four saves in the second half, but Chad Kearns scored his 12th goal of the year in the 88th minute to push the lead to 2-0. Daniele Zacagnini also scored in the 90th minute to further cushion the Lutes lead to 3-0.
In the second half the Lutes outshot the Logger 7-1 for a 12-5 advantage in the match. Freshman Andrew White led the Logger attack with three shots, all being on goal.
The Loggers are back at home next week to host Whitman on Saturday and Whitworth on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.