FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Junior Sean Ryan netted the game-winning goal in the 88th minute as the Puget Sound men's soccer team defeated Pacific, 3-2, in the NWC opener on Saturday.
Puget Sound (3-3-0, 1-0-0 NWC) handed the Boxers just their second loss of the year (5-2-0, 0-1-0 NWC) with two goals in the second half.
Pacific took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute on a goal by Nick Rudella. An own goal on Pacific tied the game for the Loggers in the 25th minute. Quitin Love, on an assist from Ian Farley, gave Pacific the 2-1 lead in the 62nd minute.
Nathan King improved to 3-2-0 in goal, making two saves.
On Sunday the Loggers visit George Fox for a 2:30 p.m. match.