Women’s soccer sees streak come to an end
The undefeated Puget Sound women’s soccer team stayed in perfect form on Saturday, Sept. 29 against Whitman. It was during the next game on Sunday, Sept. 30 that the Loggers ran into trouble against Whitworth and faced their first conference loss of the season.
During Saturday’s game the Loggers easily defeated Whitman by scoring a goal in each half of the game, winning 2-0. Senior Theresa Henle (Issaquah, Wash.) scored the first goal 14 minutes into the game, when she found the ball at the top of the box and shot it towards the top left corner.
In the second half, sophomore Robin Vieira (Seattle, Wash.) passed through the Whitman defense to score the second goal of the game in the 80th minute. Junior Kara Merfield (Bellingham, Wash.) had an impressive seven saves against Whitman to keep her scoreless streak to 380 minutes.
When the Loggers faced Whitworth on Sunday, both teams went into the game undefeated within the conference. Whitworth brought the Loggers’ winning streak to an end, and won the game 1-0.
Although the Loggers lost their first conference game, they played tough until the very end, and held the shot advantage throughout the game.
The Loggers shot 9-3 in the first half and 12-7 in the second half, but it was stil not enough. Merfield had three saves for the Loggers, but allowed her first goal of the season.
Losing this game against Whitworth makes the Loggers 4-1-1 in their conference.
The Loggers will play their next game Saturday, Oct. 6 against Lewis and Clark at home, then travel on Sunday, Oct. 7 to Oregon to play Pacific.