Men's Soccer Team Takes Third Win as McDonald Racks up Shutouts
September 10, 2012
TACOMA, Wash. – For the third consecutive match, the Puget Sound men's soccer team came away with a 1-0 victory on Sunday, this time defeating Colorado College. The Loggers (3-1-1) outplayed Colorado College 1-0 on an Andrew White goal in the second half.
Chris McDonald made four saves in the match to come away with his third shutout of the season,moving him into a tie for third all-time on the Loggers career shutout list. Three of his saves came in the second half, but his save in the first half proved crucial as he turned away a one-on-one opportunity for the Tigers (3-2-0).
In the first half, the Tigers controlled much of the possession and held a 6-4 shot advantage. Their best opportunity came in the 13th minute when a cross-in found Matt Fechter behind the defense. McDonald was able to get a hand on the shot and deflect it over the crossbar to keep the match scoreless.
Ryan Rash had an opportunity for the Loggers later in the half. The goalie had come out of the box, and a turnover played in Rash behind the defense. He chipped the ball toward the net from about 30 yards out, but a defender came sliding in to sweep it away and preserve the tie.
In the second half, the Loggers finally broke the silence as Chris Shaw crossed a pass into the six-yard box. A bouncing ball made its way through the traffic and Andrew White was there to tap it in for a Logger goal, his first of the season.
McDonald made three saves in the second half, and the Loggers were able to control much more possession as they held Colorado College off the scoreboard for their third shutout in as many matches and their third consecutive win.
The Loggers remain home next week for their NWC-opener against Pacific at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.