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October 2, 2011

PLU's Struggles Continue as Pacific Wins 2-0

FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran continued to struggle on the offensive side of the field as the host Pacific Boxers defeated the Lutes, 2-0, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer game played Sunday afternoon.

In losing for the fifth time in a row, the Lutes saw their record fall to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in the Northwest Conference. Pacific, meanwhile, is now 6-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the NWC.

The Boxers took a total of 23 shots and put 12 of them on frame. They scored at 57:40 when Sarah Tuffey finished Shekema McCarthy's cross from close in, and they added an insurance tally at 88:15 on McCarthy's unassisted goal from 10 yards out.

Lauren Chambard was called on to make 10 saves in goal for the Lutes.

Pacific Lutheran had seven shots in the match, one on goal, and that effort by Karli Hurlbut was saved by Brittany Hartmann. The Lutes last scored a goal during a Sept. 18 loss to Willamette.

The Lutes hope to get untracked next weekend when they host a pair of Northwest Conference opponents. Linfield will be in town on Saturday, Oct. 8, and George Fox makes the journey north for a match the following day. Both contests kick off at noon.

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