TACOMA, Washington – Striking early and scoring often, the University of Puget Sound men's soccer team routed Trinity Lutheran University 8-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Sean Ryan led the charge for the Loggers with two goals and an assist. Both of Ryan's goals were on crosses from junior Sam Zisette. Recording his sixth goal of the year was senior Oliver Field. Field scored with his head on a long ball from Ryan in the 12th minute. Senior Landon Gauthier notched a goal after senior Stewart Miller's shot hit the left post and landed at his feet. In the 44th minute, freshman Vincent Von Luehrte hammered the ball into the net on a pass from Miller. Scoring in the second half of the match was freshman Cameron Lorek on a through ball from Gauthier. Freshman Ezra Kraus and sophomore Pablo Alguindigue both put crosses away in the 83rd and 85th minutes to wrap up the scoring spree for Puget Sound.
Puget Sound started its scoring early with Ryan's first goal in the fourth minute. The Eagles came back just under a minute later to tie the game at one. The Loggers scored again the 12th minute and then were able shut down most chances the Eagles had. The Loggers ended the first half with a 4-1 lead. Bringing that scoring energy into the second half, the Loggers netted four more goals with the first of the four occurring in the 48th minute. To finish the game, sophomore Tristan Stevenson held strong on defense and allowed the Eagles to get only one shot on goal. Over the course of the match, the Loggers had 23 different players step foot on the field.
Puget Sound will look to carry this momentum into conference play next Saturday, Sept. 20 at home against Pacific University at 2:30 pm.