Loggers battle Whitworth to 1-1 double overtime draw

Loggers battle Whitworth to 1-1 double overtime draw

TACOMA, Washington – In a physical double overtime match the Puget Sound men's soccer team and Whitworth ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.

The Loggers lone goal came in the 11th minute as Sean Ryan finished on a long cross and pass from Nick Campanelli and Andrew White. The remainder of the game the Puget Sound defense made stops, blocks and saves to keep the Loggers in a quest for a second goal. Goalkeeper Nathan King made seven huge saves in the extended game.

To start the match, Puget Sound (9-3-2, 6-1-1 NWC) took the 1-0 lead 11 minutes into the game on a goal from Ryan. Ryan's fourth of the year came as Campanelli crossed the ball into the box. White then tapped the ball to Ryan, who sent it into the back of the net. In the 17th minute, the Pirates evened the score to 1-1. Both teams had chances to take the lead in the period but strong defense's denied any chances. For the Loggers, King made four saves in the half.

In a physical second half, the Loggers were able to hold the Pirates to just two shots on goal. Still tied in the 63rd minute, Puget Sound was awarded a penalty kick. The penalty kick was saved by the Whitworth goalkeeper. Andrew White took three shots in the half for the Loggers but was unable to find the back of the net. The score remained 1-1 at the end of regulation time.

In an even more physical overtime and double overtime period, both teams battled hard for a goal. Oliver Field took two shots in the overtime periods that forced the Pirate goalkeeper to make saves. King made one save in overtime to preserve the 1-1 draw.

The Pirates outshot the Loggers (12-11). Puget Sound had more corner kicks (10-4). Whitworth received three yellow cards while the Loggers were given two in the match. The physical game saw a total of 38 fouls. White led the Loggers in shots with five.

Puget Sound looks for another conference win as it battles Whitman at home tomorrow, Sunday Oct. 19 at 2:30 pm.

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