Late Goal Gives Loggers Draw Against Whitman

Late Goal Gives Loggers Draw Against Whitman

TACOMA, Wash. – A hard-fought battle came to an end with a 1-1 draw for the University of Puget Sound men's soccer team on Saturday. The Loggers (6-3-5, 3-2-3) used a late goal by Kyle Benson to tie the game and eventually earn the draw with Whitman College.

Benson's goal came in the 85th minute in a fast-paced match. After a goal kick, the ball was headed to Benson who chipped it around the goalie. With the ball slowly rolling toward the goal, Benson swooped around and finished with a tap into the net.

The first goal of the match came in the 55th minute. A free kick was played to Connor Bottomly, who found Chris Perkins on a cross to the far post. Perkins was able to put a forceful kick past the goalie for the score and the lead.

That was the Missionaries (5-6-3, 3-3-2) only shot on goal in the match as they were outshot 12-8 in the contest. Kyle Benson took four shots and put two on goal for the Loggers while Colin McIntosh put three shots on goal. Mathaeus Leland led the Missionaries with four shots.

The Loggers will host Whitworth tomorrow on East Field at 2:30 p.m.