TACOMA, Wash. – The University of Puget Sound men's soccer team rebounded from Friday's near-miss loss to the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys with a decisive 3-0 victory over Southwestern Saturday afternoon at East Field.
The Loggers struck first blood in the third minute when Sam Zisette put home a rebound into the side netting. It was Zisette's first goal of the season.
Just before halftime, Vince McCluskey played a perfect through-ball between two Pirate defenders that Carson Swope finished to make the score 2-0 heading to the locker room. It was Swope's team-leading third goal of the year.
Defender Colin McIntosh completed the Logger scoring assault in the 53rd minute with a header from a Sam Zisette corner kick.
Puget Sound was sharp and dominant in all three phases Saturday. Starting goalkeeper Nate King kept a clean sheet, stopping all five Southwestern shots on goal. Puget Sound out-shot the Pirates 15-8, including ten shots in the second half alone.
It was Puget Sound's second win of the season, bringing their record to 2-3-0. The loss dropped Southwestern to an even 3-3-0 in 2013.
This was the last non-conference match for the Loggers. Puget Sound travels to Forest Grove, Ore. to play the Pacific (Ore.) Boxers on Sep. 21 to open Northwest Conference play.