TACOMA, Wash. – A quick start led to a 3-1 win for the Puget Sound women's soccer team over Corban in its 2012 season opener. Freshman Amalia Acorda-Fey scored twice in her Logger debut to lead the Loggers (1-0) to victory.
Acorda-Fey wasted no time in giving the Loggers a lead as she scored her first collegiate goal in the sixth minute. Just 5:44 into the game, a Logger shot was saved and rolled out to the top of the penalty area. Acorda-Fey ran on and buried a shot to the top corner for a 1-0 Logger lead.
Less than three minutes later, senior Theresa Henle found the back of the net for a 2-0 Logger lead. Freshman Liz Blonden started the play as she dribbled to the end line and looked into the box. Her cross found the feet of Henle, who drove it past the keeper.
In the 24th minute, Rosie Jaye and Acorda-Fey set up a similar play for the third Logger goal in the opening half. Jaye also drove to the end line, and her bouncing cross was tapped in just inside the far post by Acorda-Fey for a 3-0 Logger lead.
The Warriors (3-1) found themselves in their own half for most of the first half, but started to apply some pressure after the third Logger goal. They were outshot 12-3 in the first period, but were closer to even in the second half as they fired five shots and put two on goal.
Casey Thayer made a pair of saves for the Loggers and looked to be heading toward a shutout. However, the Warriors were able to sneak one past Thayer in the 80th minute. Emily Tsugawa played a pass into the box. While defenders closed and Thayer came off her line, Audrey Sullivan was able to toe the ball just around Thayer for her fifth goal of the season and the Warriors only goal of the game.
The Loggers fired 19 shots in the match to the Warriors eight and were able to put eight shots on frame.
The Loggers are on the road next weekend as they head to Spokane, Wash. to take on Wheaton and Augustana in a tournament at Whitworth.