PLU Scores Late To Beat Bearcats 1-0

SALEM: Jason Shaffer scored with less than ten minutes remaining as Pacific Lutheran University moved past the Willamette University Bearcats in NWC play with a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Sparks Field in Salem.

Shaffer slid a pass from Jay Pettit past Bearcat goalie Dane Meier into the left corner of the net to break a scoreless deadlock and give the Lutes a 3-1-1 NWC record. The Lutes are 7-2-1 overall.

The Bearcats controlled play in much of the second half but were unable to score on any of their 14 shots on goal.

After winning three straight conference games on the road, the Bearcats have lost two straight at home, dropping their season record to 4-4-2 overall, 3-2 in NWC play.