Loggers to celebrate 12 seniors this weekend

Loggers to celebrate 12 seniors this weekend

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound women's soccer team will honor a dozen seniors this weekend during the final home games of the 2018 regular season. The Loggers host Pacific Saturday, Oct. 27, and George Fox Sunday, Oct. 28.

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. Pacific
 WHEN   Saturday, Oct. 27 | 12 p.m. 
 WHERE   Baker Stadium | Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. George Fox
 WHEN   Sunday, Oct. 28 | 12 p.m. 
 WHERE   Baker Stadium | Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS  Stats | Video

 

Better by the dozen

Prior to the start of Sunday's game against the Bruins, the Loggers will recognize their 12 senior members and their loved ones: Erin Brosnan, Maggie Decena, Kendra Elderkin, Kellcy Emory, Jamie Lange, Tayla MacPherson, Elizabeth McGraw, Sarah Morscheck, Lura Morton, Tess Peppis, Paulina Thrasher, and Elisabeth Webber.

 

Conference standings

The first-place Loggers (9-1-2 NWC) have a three-point lead over Pacific Lutheran (8-2-2), and Willamette (7-2-3) is five points out of first place. Whitworth (7-3-2) remains in striking distance, six points behind Puget Sound.

 

Regional rank

Puget Sound is ranked No. 4 in the West Region, the NCAA announced this week. The Loggers, who are in first place in the Northwest Conference, trail No. 1 Hardin-Simmons, No. 2 Texas-Dallas, and No. 3 Trinity (Tex.) in the region.

 

A niner in there

The Loggers are unbeaten in their last nine games, posting an 8-0-1 record during that stretch. The tie was a scoreless battle against Linfield. The Loggers are outscoring the opposition, 12-2, during the past nine games.

 

Conference nod

Earlier this week, Gabbie Berg was named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for offense. She netted two goals, including the game-winner, to hand Willamette its first loss of the season, 2-1 (Oct. 20). Berg leads the Loggers in scoring, and her 15 points rank fourth in the conference.

 

Top of her game

Jamie Lange, the reigning NWC Defensive Player of the Year, leads the NWC in saves (111) and save percentage (.917) this fall. She had a shutout streak last 526 minutes, and she has allowed only one goal in the past 705 minutes.

 

Game-winners

Lura Morton leads the NWC in game-winning goals with four, while both Gabbie Berg and Genevieve Cheatham have two game-winning goals this season. Berg scored the game-winner against Willamette last Saturday (Oct. 20), and Cheatham had the game-winner the following day against Lewis & Clark.

 

Scouting Pacific (2-13-1, 2-9-1 NWC)

The Boxers have won once in their last 10 games – a 2-0 victory over Lewis & Clark (Oct. 14). The Loggers beat the Boxers in double overtime, 2-1, earlier this season (Sept. 28), as Lura Morton scored the golden goal in the 109th minute. Pacific has the second-highest GAA (1.95) in the NWC, and it has the second-fewest points (29).

 

Scouting George Fox (5-8-2, 3-8-2 NWC)

The Bruins recently snapped a 10-game winless streak with victories over Willamette (Oct. 21) and Lewis & Clark (Oct. 24). Puget Sound beat George Fox, 1-0, on the road in overtime earlier this season (Sept. 30). Gabbie Berg scored the game-winner. Savannah Moisan leads the team in scoring with five goals, and Annalisa Klein has a 1.18 GAA through 12 games.