Missionaries settle for tie with PLU

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WALLA WALLA — Whitman College and Pacific Lutheran University battled through 90 minutes of regulation play and two 10-minute overtime sessions before settling for a 0-0 tie Sunday in a women’s Northwest Conference soccer match on the Missionary campus.

The loss left Whitman, which lost a 2-0 decision to the University of Puget Sound 24 hours earlier, with a 2-4-1 league record and a 3-7-1 overall mark. Whitman returns to action next Sunday at Linfield.

Whitman piled up 25 shots during regulation play but just one during the two extra periods. The Whits outshot the Lutes 26-11 overall.

PLU goalkeeper Marisa Gonzalez was credited with 14 saves compared to four by Whitman’s Emily Davis as the Missionary offense controlled the field most of the day.

On Saturday, Theresa Henle scored the game’s first goal at 14:02 as she picked up a loose ball at the top of the box and beat Whitman’s Davis with a shot into the top left corner of the goal.

In the second half, Robin Vieira dribbled through the defense and found the back of the net in the 80th minute for an insurance goal.

Whitman outshot the Loggers 10-7 and Davis was credited with six stops.

“We played hard today,” Whitman coach Heather Cato said of Saturday’s match. “But we had a few mental lapses that cost us. As a team, we have to learn to play the entire 90 minutes.”

As it turned out Sunday, 110 minutes were required.

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