TACOMA, WA – (www.LoggerAthletics.com) The Puget Sound women’s soccer team’s strong defensive effort held Linfield to only one shot on goal in a 1-0 win Saturday afternoon, with Robin Vieira providing the heroics on the offensive end for the Loggers. (Match video replay.)
Vieira netted her second goal of the year in the 68th minute on a pass from junior Liz Blonden.
Jeff Halstead shot the match. View his gallery at Facebook.com/goalWA.
In the first half, the Loggers (4-1, 2-0 NWC) attacked early and often. Cassie Winter and Annie Jonsson took shots that forced the Wildcat (4-1, 1-1 NWC) goalkeeper McKena King to make saves. Linfield mustered four shots in a five-minute span midway through the first half, but the Puget Sound defense stepped up and blocked or cut the angle off to not allow a shot on goal in the period.
Starting the second half in a scoreless tie, the Loggers came out and dominated possession of the ball. That perseverance paid off with Vieira’s second goal of the season. The Logger defense came up big, to block or step in front of several would be shots on goal. Sophomore Emily Prasil blocked a shot on a corner kick in the final minutes to help secure the 1-0 win for Puget Sound.
The Loggers outshot the Wildcats (9-8) and had more corner kicks (8-5). Goalkeeper Lauren Thomas recorded one save.
Puget Sound will look to carry this momentum into its next home match on Saturday, Sept. 27, against George Fox at 12 pm.
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