Loggers complete weekend sweep to net first two wins of season

loggers_logoTACOMA, WA — (LoggerAthletics.com) The Puget Sound men’s soccer team overcame an early deficit to beat Texas-Tyler, 2-1, on East Field Saturday afternoon.

The Patriots (1-1-2) struck first with a goal in the 11th minute, but Puget Sound (2-1-0) evened the score in the 25th minute. Vincent Von Luehrte buried a shot from near the top of the 18-yard box into the top right corner for his first goal of the season.

The score remained tied going into halftime, but the red-hot Ezra Kraus provided the game-winner after a deflected shot by Dane Schatz landed on Krau’s foot. The senior drilled his third goal in the last two games.

Wren Norwood needed just one save to earn a win for the second consecutive game.

The Loggers head to Oregon to take on Willamette on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 12:00pm.

(Top photo: #20 UPS freshman Lucas Curry.)

Puget Sound-2 Wheaton-1

TACOMA, WA— The Puget Sound men’s soccer team came out ready to win on Friday against Wheaton (Ill.), and Ezra Kraus delivered in a 2-1 victory. Kraus’s first of two goals came in the eight minute of play. His shot soared beautifully into the upper-right corner to give the Loggers a 1-0 lead.

The Loggers defended their 1-0 advantage into halftime.

In the 65th minute of play, Kraus stole the ball in front of Wheaton’s goal, made a quick dribble by the goalie, and tapped the ball acrros the goal line.

The Thunder broke through with a goal in the 88th minute, but Puget Sound fended off a furious late attack to seal its first win of the season.

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Ezra Kraus (in white) scored twice to  lead the Loggers over Wheaton on Friday.
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