TACOMA, Washington – Never giving up, the Puget Sound men's soccer team came back to score two second half goals but that was not enough as the Loggers fell to Pacific, 3-2.
Andrew White and Kenechi Agha were the goal scorers for the Loggers. White's goal came in the 71st minute as he headed in a corner kick from Josh Sonico. This is White's third header goal of the year. Scoring with his head as well was Agha, who put in a cross from Nick Campanelli in the final seconds of the match for his first goal of the year.
To start the game, Puget Sound (12-5-2, 9-3-1 NWC) recorded it's only save of the day. It came in the second minute as the Logger defense cleared a Pacific (7-10-1, 4-8-1 NWC) header off the goal line after a corner kick.
In the 29th minute, Sean Ryan took the Loggers only shot on goal in the first half. It was saved by the Pacific goalkeeper, Leyton Thommasen.
Scoring for the Boxers in the 34th minute was Diego Lopes. The Boxers dribbled down the left side and crossed the ball into the box for their first goal of the match. Pacific scored again in the 36th minute on a free kick from 25 yards out.
The Boxers started the second half with a two goal advantage. The Loggers used this as motivation as they took five shots before White found the back of the net in the 71st minute for his seventh goal of the year.
Puget Sound's defense held Pacific to just two shots in the second half. One of those shots was the Boxers third goal of the match in the 74th minute.
Showing resilience, the Loggers took four shots that forced Thommasen to make saves. White, Oliver Field, and Connor LaFerriere nearly had second half goals for the Loggers. Their perseverance paid off with Agha's goal in the 90th minute, but it was too late for Puget Sound.
The Loggers outshot the Boxers (16-7) and had more corner kicks (11-1). Puget Sound picked up three yellow cards in the match. Sonico and White led the Loggers in shots with three.
Puget Sound plays its last match of the year at home on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 pm against cross-town rival Pacific Lutheran.
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