Loggers nip Whitman College with 1-0 women's soccer victory

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TACOMA - A rebound goal in the first minute of the second half carried Puget Sound to a 1-0 women's soccer victory over Whitman College here Saturday afternoon in Northwest Conference women's soccer action.

Puget Sound, downing the Missionaries 1-0 for the second time this season, improved to 8-1 in the Northwest Conference and 11-1-1 overall. Whitman dropped to 3-7 in conference and 5-8 on the season.

The two teams battled through a scoreless first half in which the Loggers outshot Whitman 9-3.

Lauren Brougham, Whitman's junior keeper, made three saves over the first 45 minutes to keep her side locked in a stalemate.

With just 57 seconds gone in the second half, Puget Sound's Christine Isabella got off a shot that Brougham blocked. The rebound bounced directly to senior Kelly Anderson, who gathered the ball and knocked it home for her second goal of the season.

The Loggers finished with a 14-5 advantage in shots, including a 5-2 edge in shots on goal.

Junior Amy Hasson, who missed much of Whitman's last game with an injury, had two shots for the Missionaries. Sophomores Marisa Poorboy and Jaclyn Rudd added one shot apiece, each of which was on goal. Brougham finished with four saves.

Whitman stays in Tacoma today for a noon game at Pacific Lutheran. The Missionaries beat the Lutes 3-2 earlier this season in Walla Walla.

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