The Loggers return home, aim to climb regional ranks

The Loggers return home, aim to climb regional ranks

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's soccer team returns home for the second week of conference play. The Loggers take on Whitman Saturday, Sept. 23, at 12 p.m, and Whitworth Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m. Both games are on Peyton Field.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound vs. Whitman

 WHERE 

 Tacoma, Wash. | Peyton Field  

 WHEN

 Saturday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m.

 LIVE

 Stats Video

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound vs. Whitworth

 WHERE 

Tacoma, Wash. | Peyton Field 

 WHEN

 Sunday, Sept. 24, 12 p.m.

 LIVE

 Stats Video

 

 

Regional recognition

In this week's United Soccer Coaches poll, the Loggers were ranked No. 9 in the region.

 

Conference play

The Loggers kicked-off conference in Oregon last weekend, notching a win and a loss. Puget Sound suffered a,1-0, deficit against Willamette on Saturday, Sept. 16. Followed by a dominating, 4-1, win against Linfield on Sunday, Sept. 17.

 

Offensive force

The Loggers have totaled eight goals in five games. In last Sunday's, 4-1, win against Linfield they tallied four goals, all scored by different players. This type of teamwork and diversity in scoring will propel the Loggers into future wins.

 

He's a keeper

Goalkeeper Wren Norwood remains the league-leader in goals-against average (1.00). He has six saves and a .625 save-percentage this season.

 

Scouting Whitman (2-5, 1-1 NWC)

The Blues finished the first week of NWC competition with a 1-1 record. They were defeated by George Fox, 2-1, in their first conference game on Saturday, Sept. 16. The following day, Whitman bounced back and defeated Pacific, 4-0. Whitman put up 15 shots against Pacific and recorded four different goal scorers in 68 minutes.

 

Scouting Whitworth (3-4, 1-1 NWC)

The Pirates broke even in week one of conference play, losing to Whitworth, 3-2, and defeating George Fox, 4-0. Whitworth capitalizes on a varied and powerful attack, recording 15 goals in seven games.. Midfielder Jonah Snyder earned NWC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week earlier this week. Snyder has the fourth-highest points in the NWC with eight. Teammate Austin Cassity holds down the following spot with seven points.

 

 

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