Sports & Outdoors

Men’s soccer gets stuck in mud

The men’s soccer team traveled to Parkland, Washington on a rainy and wet Sunday Oct. 10 to play against the Pacific Lutheran Lutes.  This rivalry game ended up being the third loss this year for the men’s soccer team.

In the first half, Logger offense was able to manufacture three shots.  None of these shots found the back of the net, leaving the Loggers in a defensive battle for much of the half.

The Lute’s offense fired five shots on goal.  Four were deflected by the Logger defense but Giancarlo Santoro managed to push a shot past sophomore goalie Chris McDonald (Newton, Mass.) for a Lute 1 – 0 lead.

In the second half the Lutes’ offense came out in full force, taking seven shots to the Loggers’ single shot on goal.  Even though McDonald made four saves, the Lutes wore down the Logger defense throughout the second period.  They eventually capitalized, scoring two goals in the last five minutes of the game to make the final score 3 – 0.

Freshman Andrew White (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) led the team with five shots, three of which were on goal.  Overall the Lutes out-shot the Loggers 12 – 5.

The Loggers will get a rematch against the Lutes on Nov. 5.  The next home game for men’s soccer is on Saturday Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. against Whitman.