Match Preview: Kitsap Pumas v Seattle University

A look ahead to Sunday's match up

Match Preview: Kitsap Pumas v Seattle University

BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas take on Seattle University at Gordon Field in the club’s final preseason match on Sunday, at 1 p.m. PT. Seattle University, who recently reached the NCAA Tournament Third Round, started there Spring season in strong fashion with a 2-0 win over Sounders 2.

Last weekend, the Pumas tied Sounders 2, 1-1, in a hotly contested match and head coach Cameron MacDonald will be hoping a similar caliber of game on Sunday.

Newly signed Pumas forward Javier Castro scored the equalizer in that match, wasting no time to prove the quality he will add to the team this year.

The club boasted an impressive attendance of over 1,300 in that preseason encounter, an encouraging sign with the regular season kicking-off in little over one weeks time.

As for the opposition, Seattle University will be playing its first outdoor game of 2016. Many squad members were able to continue competitive action throughout the winter as members of the Western Indoor Soccer League teams.

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Last season, Seattle University turned many heads while amassing a 16-3 record. Along the way they defeated both University of Washington and Oregon State University by 2-1 scores. Shane Haworth had a stellar final season in goal, posting 10 shutouts for a Redhawk men’s soccer team who advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. He was named First Team All-Conference as well as earning NSCAA Second Team All-West Region honors.

Seattle University is led by head coach Pete Fewing. Prior to joining Seattle Univeristy, Fewing, a native of Washington State, served as the head coach at the Kitsap Pumas, winning the PDL National Championship with the club in 2011.

The first 200 people through the gate on Sunday will get FREE ADMISSION when they mention that they were invited by Director's Mortgage

After Sunday afternoon’s match, the Kitsap Pumas will turn there attention to next Saturday’s home league opener against the Victoria Highlanders. Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m. PT.