Men's soccer begins season with a 1-1 draw

Men's soccer begins season with a 1-1 draw

TACOMA, Washington – They played an extra 20 minutes, but the Puget Sound men's soccer team opened its 2019 season with a 1-1 draw against Augsburg in Baker Stadium Friday evening.

Following a scoreless first half, the Auggies (0-0-1) got on the board with a penalty kick in the 49th minute. That lead, however, lasted just 22 seconds. 

Puget Sound (0-0-1) was also awarded a penalty kick, and Luke Murdock – the reigning Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year – capitalized on the opportunity. 

The Loggers totaled nine shots on goal, including two by Burdock. Puget Sound goalie Ethan Stern-Ellis turned away five shots. His best save of the evening was in the 68th minute when he made a diving stop to his left.

Puget Sound remains at home to host Cal Lutheran Sunday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. in Baker Stadium.