Women's Soccer Team Claims Seventh Straight Win at Whitman

October 20, 2013


WALLA WALLA, Wash.Thanks to an overtime goal by Robin Vieira, the Puget Sound women's soccer squad completed their six-point weekend Sunday, taking down Whitman 1-0 in Walla Walla, Wash.

Vieira netted the game-winner on a breakaway seven minutes into the first overtime period, rifling the ball just past the left post and Whitman keeper Emily Davis. The goal was her second of the year and second game-winner against Whitman this year. She netted the only goal in an Oct. 5 game against Whitman in Tacoma, Wash.

With the exception of a second-minute Whitman shot on target, the Loggers dominated the first 10 minutes of the match. The Loggers put up five shots in the opening minutes of the game, three of which were saved by Davis. They also earned a corner kick in that period as well.

About half an hour later, Logger keeper Lauren Thomas made her second save of the match, denying Raechel Gano a score, and the Loggers quickly took the resulting ball downfield, tallying a corner kick and shot by Annie Prickett, which went wide of the net. Just one more Whitman shot came before the halftime whistle, and the teams headed into the break deadlocked at nil-nil.

Both teams lacked detail in their second-half attacks as well, as they combined for seven total attempts toward goal. Vieira notched her second shot on goal in the 68th minute only to see it stopped by Davis, while the Missionaries' Hallie Swan saw two attempts saved by Thomas. Davis also made a save on a shot on frame by Haley Rosenberg that came in the 77th minute. With the match still tied at zero, the two teams headed into the first overtime period.

Each team earned only one shot in overtime. In the match's 97th minute, Danielle Audino of Whitman ripped a shot on target, but Thomas stood firm, making her fifth save of the match, equaling a season-high set Sept. 1 vs. Trinity.

Vieira led all players with five shots and three shots on goal. Kylie Beeson registered three shots, two of which were on frame, and the Missionaries' Swan also put two attempts on frame. Both Thomas and Davis made five saves between the pipes.

With the overtime win, the Loggers (9-2-2, 7-1-2 Northwest Conference) have won seven matches in a row, tallying a clean sheet in six of them. They will put that streak on the line again next Saturday, Oct. 26, when they host Willamette at 12 p.m. That match will take place on East Field at the University of Puget Sound campus, due to the Logger football game starting at 1 p.m. on Peyton Field.  

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