Pirates Fall to Puget Sound 3-1

Pirates Fall to Puget Sound 3-1

by Kelsey Segren, Sports Information Assistant

TACOMA, Wash. – The visiting Whitworth women's soccer team fell 3-1 to the Puget Sound Loggers in Sunday afternoon's Northwest Conference matchup in Tacoma.

Rachel Wofford scored the Pirates (1-5, 0-2 NWC) only goal of the weekend and first since the end of August. The Loggers (4-2, 2-0) earn their third straight win.

The Loggers struck first with eight minutes left in the first half as Maiya Pacleb beat her defender for a one-on-one opportunity with Pirates goalkeeper Isabelle Arends. Pacleb placed her shot above the reach of Arends to put the Loggers up 1-0.

Puget Sound threated early in the second half taking three corner kicks and four shots within the first five minutes. The Loggers doubled their lead in the 52nd minute as Genny Jilka sent a shot into the left side of the net.

The Pirates kept battling adding on a goal of their own to cut the lead to 2-1 as Wofford found the net after blocked shots from Brixiada Mendoza and Kendall Sharp.

Gabbie Berg tacked on another Logger goal a minute later sending in a cross from CeAnn Romanaggi to seal the match at 3-1.

The Loggers finished with advantages in shots (17-15) and corner kicks (11-5). Both teams tallied seven shots on goal each. Arends finished with four saves. Chaylea Tome had seven saves.

Up next, the Pirates head to Walla Walla to take on Whitman on Wednesday, Sept. 25.