Puget Sound takes on Willamette, Lewis & Clark in Oregon

Puget Sound takes on Willamette, Lewis & Clark in Oregon

TACOMA, Washington – After a slow non-conference start to the season, the Puget Sound women's soccer team aims to continue its strong start to the Northwest Conference slate this weekend. The Loggers head to Oregon this weekend for games at Willamette and Lewis & Clark.

 

WHO   Puget Sound at Willamette
 WHEN   Saturday, Sept. 22 | 12 p.m. 
 WHERE   Sparks Field | Salem, Ore. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

 WHO   Puget Sound at Lewis & Clark 
 WHEN   Sunday, Sept. 23 | 12 p.m. 
 WHERE   Portland, Ore. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video 

 

 

Back on track

After losing the first three games of the season by 1-0 margins, including two in overtime, the Loggers are 2-0-1 in the their last three games. During that stretch, Puget Sound is outscoring the opposition, 7-3.

 

#Clutch

The Loggers were down 1-0 with six minutes left in regulation in a home match against Whitman (Sept. 15), but Puget Sound stormed back for a dramatic win. Tess Peppis netted he first goal of the season in the 85th minute (assist to Erin Brosnan), and three minutes later Lura Morton scored the game-winner (assist to Sarah Nasson).

 

More overtime

The Loggers' 1-1 tie at home against Whitworth (Sept. 16) marked Puget Sound's third overtime game of the season.

 

You get a goal, you get a goal, everybody gets a goal!

Six Loggers have combined for the team's seven goals this season. Tayla MacPherson has two scores, followed by Gabbie Berg, Genevieve Cheatham, Elizabeth McGraw, Lura Morton, and Tess Peppis.

 

Great expectations

The 2017 NWC Defensive Player of the Year is at it again. So far this season, Jamie Lange leads the NWC in saves by a wide margin. She has 48 stops this fall, and the next closest mark is 31. Lange also ranks second in the NWC for save percentage (.889).

 

Scouting Willamette (5-0-1, 1-0-1 NWC)

Last weekend the Bearcats tied Linfield, 2-2, and beat Lewis & Clark, 1-0. Shanna Keil leads the NWC in scoring with five goals and 11 points. Willamette is tied with Linfield for the most goals in the NWC (11), and Willamette's 0.31 GAA is second in the league.

 

Scouting Lewis & Clark (2-3-1, 0-2)

The Pioneers lost their first two NWC games of the season to Willamette and Pacific, both by 1-0 margins. Lewis & Clark has just three goals in six games, and Anna Saucedo has two of those three goals.