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PUGET SOUND 5, GEORGE FOX 0: Loggers Strike Early En Route to Big Win over Bruins
TACOMA, Wash. – Scoring a goal within the game’s first five minutes, the University of Puget Sound Loggers jumped out to a quick lead, added two more goals in the first half, and went on cruise past the visiting George Fox University Bruins 5-0 in Northwest Conference men’s soccer action Sunday afternoon here at Baker Stadium.
Connor LaFerriere put the home team ahead with a goal off a cross from Terence Blackburn at the 4:53 mark of the first half, and the Loggers never looked back. Andrew White followed with his third goal of the season when he took a through ball from Colin McIntosh and sent it home at the 31:13 mark. Closing out the first-half scoring, Ryan Rash kicked an 18-yarder into the far corner at 42:27.
Early in the second half, White assisted on Vincent McCluskey’s third goal of the year when he sent a cross into the box that was redirected into the net at 46:28. The Loggers’ last score was an own-goal off a McCluskey cross at 53:36 that was inadvertantly knocked into the net by a Bruin defender trying to clear the ball.
Puget Sound controlled play with 16 shots in the match, nine on goal, while George Fox managed six shots, three by Myles Sorokovsky, with one on goal. The Loggers also held an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Chris McDonald, the first of two UPS keepers, got the win with
the Loggers’ only save of the game, while the Bruins used
three goalies, starter Elliott Davis taking the loss while making
three saves. Jacob Baker had the other Bruin save.
NEXT: George Fox (2-7-1, NWC 0-5-1) returns home to host Pacific University in a conference match Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Homecoming Weekend. The game will be preceded by an NWC women’s contest between the Bruins and Lewis & Clark College at 12:00 noon … Puget Sound (6-3, NWC 5-1), locked in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with Whitworth University and Pacific Lutheran University, will host PLU Saturday at 2:30 p.m.