ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Puget Sound controlled play at both ends of the field on the way to a 2-0 win over Whitworth in a key Northwest Conference women's soccer match played at Central Washington University on Wednesday afternoon.
The Loggers' (12-4-1 overall, 11-2-1 NWC) win strengthened their chances at claiming an 11th straight NWC championship. The Pirates (10-7-2, 10-5-2) will need to win on Saturday against Linfield and get help from the two UPS opponents to have a chance at the title.
The match was a make-up from October 6th when referees were not in attendance at the regularly-scheduled contest between the teams in Tacoma.
Teresa Henle scored her sixth goal of the season in the 12th minute to give the Loggers a 1-0 lead. UPS then took a 2-0 lead when a Logger corner kick deflected in off of a Whitworth defender for an own goal.
Puget Sound controlled the play, outshooting the Pirates 33-4, including a 15-1 advantage in shots on-goal.
Andrea Stump made 13 saves, including several athletic stops, to keep Whitworth within two goals the rest of the way.
The Pirates' final regular season game is Saturday at home against Linfield.