TACOMA, Washington – Sam Zisette scored his second goal of the year to lift the Puget Sound men's soccer team past George Fox 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Zisette scored the game-winning goal for the Loggers in the 60th minute as he sent a free ball in the box past the Bruin goalkeeper.
Coming up big for Puget Sound (12-4-2, 9-2-1 NWC) was goalkeeper Nathan King. He made three crucial saves against George Fox (2-14-1, 0-12 NWC) in the match to secure the shutout win, his eighth of the year.
"I was very pleased to go on the road and get another shutout victory," said Head Coach Reece Olney. "We had a few quality chances prior to our goal that would have opened the game up, but ultimately it was a hard fought game that was decided by a scramble in the box."
In the first half, Puget Sound was held to three shots. Andrew White took two shots, one blocked and one wide. Stewart Miller took the other shot which hit the crossbar just before halftime. The first half ended in a scoreless tie.
Starting the second half, the Loggers took seven shots on goal before scoring. Oliver Field, White, Zisette, and Sean Ryan's shots were all blocked or wide as Zisette's shot in the 60th minute found the back of the net.
The remainder of the period, the Puget Sound defense shut down the Bruins by blocking their shots on goal. In the 89th minute, King made his final save of the match to preserve the 1-0 win.
The Loggers outshot the Bruins (11-7) and had more corner kicks (5-1). George Fox picked up one yellow card in the second half. Field, White and Zisette led the Loggers in shots with three each.
Puget Sound is now just one point behind Willamette in the Northwest Conference standings. The Loggers wrap up their final road match of the year as they face Pacific at 1:30 pm, tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 2.
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