Lutes Defeat Bearcats 2-0

SALEM, OR — Eric Gracey scored 8:26 into the game and Brennan Brown added a goal early in the second half as Pacific Lutheran University beat the Willamette University men’s soccer team 2-0 in a Northwest Conference game at Sparks Field Saturday afternoon.

The win moves PLU to 8-4 overall and 4-2 in the NWC. The Bearcats are 3-7 overall, 1-5 NWC.

Rob Grolbert and Andrew Croft combined for the shutout win. Grolbert had two saves. Bearcat goalie Dane Meier recorded seven saves.

PLU out-shot the Bearcats 23-4.