TACOMA, Washington – In a commanding performance, the University of Puget Sound men's soccer team recorded a 3-0 shutout win against Hamline University on Friday evening.
Senior Oliver Field recorded his fifth goal of the season in the 32nd minute by dribbling past a few Piper players, including the goalkeeper. The Loggers (2-2-1) had a dominating second half that allowed them to stay on Hamline's end of the field and get off nine shots in the period. In the 79th minute, Puget Sound senior Lael Richmond scored on cross from Stewart Miller, with Field also recording an assist on the play. Miller went on to slot one into the back of the net in the 86th minute on passes from Cameron Lorek and Sean Ryan.
A productive first half was highlighted by several great runs by junior Sam Zisette. Zisette nearly netted one by getting around the goalkeeper but was unable to get the shot off. Sophomore Nolan Haver created several chances for the Loggers by putting crosses into the box. Puget Sound finished the first half with 1-0 lead on the goal by Field.
In the second half, the Loggers kept the Hamline goalkeeper busy with a hammering of crosses that slid across the face of the goal. Two of those crosses made it in the back of the net to put the Loggers up 3-0. Puget Sound goalkeeper Nathan King recorded the shutout win with three saves.
The Loggers outshot the Pipers (15-7) and had more corner kicks (6-5).
Puget Sound plays again tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 13, at home against Trinity Lutheran at 2:30 pm.