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Lutes Dominate Possession But Still Fall to UPS, 2-1

Oct. 15, 2008

Box Score

TACOMA, Wash. - Pacific Lutheran dominated ball possession and statistics throughout the match but allowed an early lead to slip away in a 2-1 Northwest Conference men's soccer defeat to host Puget Sound on Wednesday afternoon at Baker Stadium.

The Lutes, who out-shot the Loggers 12-3 in the first half, took a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute when Derek Karamatic took a long pass, dribbled past a UPS defender and powered a shot near the right post for his third goal of the season.

Kyle Johnson evened things up less than five minutes later when he dribbled the ball along the endline and then put in a shot from right off the left post that snuck past PLU keeper Daniel Mangum. The winning score came in the 76th minute when Taylor Hyde took a touch from Zach Semago and used his left foot to fire in his fifth goal of the season.

Logger keeper Greg Saetrum was solid in net, making four saves and allowing just one goal as the Lutes fired off 19 shots but just five on net. Mangum made just one save for the Lutes as the Loggers managed just five total shots, including three on goal. Pacific Lutheran also had an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks.

With the defeat, the Lutes fall to 6-6-1 overall and to 4-3-1 in the Northwest Conference. PLU returns to action at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the Pacific Boxers in another conference contest.

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