WALLA WALLA, Washington – The University of Puget Sound men's soccer team earned a 3-2 double overtime victory over Whitman College on Sunday afternoon. The Loggers fell behind 2-0, before scoring three unanswered goals to win the match.
The Missionaries (1-6, 1-3 NWC) took the early 1-0 lead in the 6th minute, when Daniel Kim converted a penalty kick for the home team. Whitman extended its lead to 2-0 in the 17th minute when a Puget Sound clearance was deflected into the team's own goal.
Puget Sound (5-4, 3-1 NWC) settled down after allowing the two goals. The Loggers pulled within one in the 40th minute on Sam Zisette's third goal of the year. Ezra Kraus tied the game at 2-2 in the 72nd minute on a goal assisted by Ari Taublieb and Josh Sonico. The two teams then played out the rest of regulation without a further goal.
Puget Sound took the momentum in the overtime periods, outshooting Whitman in the first ten minutes 3-0. In the 103rd minute, the Loggers were finally able to break through, as Ari Taublieb scored off a Sam Zisette assist to give Puget Sound the 3-2 victory. This was the second overtime victory for the Loggers in 2015.
The Loggers and Missionaries each took 16 shots, while Puget Sound took more corner kicks that Whitman (13-4). Zisette and Sonico led the Loggers with four shots. Goalkeeper Daniel Kirsch (5-4) earned the victory, making 10 saves in the match.
Puget Sound will next host Willamette on Saturday, October 3. The match is set to kickoff at 12 p.m. on Peyton Field.
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