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September 12, 2009

Saint Martin's Hands Lutes 3-1 Defeat

SPOKANE - Spencer Augustin scored his team-high third goal of the season for Pacific Lutheran on Saturday but the Lutes came out on the short end of a 3-1 decision to Saint Martin's at the Whitworth Invitational.

PLU saw its record fall to 3-2 as the Saints took a 2-0 lead after 49 minutes on goals by Conner Biggs and Xan Nixon. Augustin scored at 59:26 on an assist from Andy Hyres, but the Saints tallied five minutes later on Ruben Orozco's goal to put the game away.

Both teams finished the contest with 15 shots. Brian Kostol started in goal for the Lutes, allowing two goals and making two saves in 54 minutes of action. Kit Deming gave up one goal and had two saves in the final 36 minutes.

Pacific Lutheran opens Northwest Conference play next Saturday when it travels to Salem, Ore., to meet the Willamette Bearcats at 2:30 p.m.

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