Big second half leads to 4-1 win for women's soccer

Big second half leads to 4-1 win for women's soccer

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's soccer team went more than 330 minutes without scoring a goal, and then the floodgates opened.

The Loggers and Mary Hardin-Baylor entered halftime in a scoreless tie, but Puget Sound erupted for four goals in the second half en route a 4-1 victory on East Field Saturday evening.

It was the Loggers' (1-3) first win and first goals of the season. Puget Sound opened the season by losing three consecutive 1-0 games, two of which went into overtime. 

Tayla MacPherson got the scoring started on a set piece in the 51st minute. Four minutes later, Elizabeth McGraw found the back of the net off an assist from Kendra Elderkin.

Following a goal by the Crusaders, Elderkin buried a goal off a corner kick in the 74th minute.

In the final minute of the game, Sarah Nasson launched a cross from the left side that went over the keeper and found Gabbie Berg for the head-in score.

Saturday's win was much needed before the Loggers begin their Northwest Conference schedule at home against Whitman, Saturday, Sept. 15.