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Kitsap Pumas host third-place Lane United on Saturday

Kitsap Pumas host third-place Lane United on Saturday

BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas take on Lane United on Saturday as they continue their four-game homestand to finish the season. Lane United is currently in third place in the PDL Northwest Division with 14 points. The Pumas are currently in sixth place with 11 points.

Keeping clean sheets has not been the problem for Kitsap this season—it’s been getting the ball in the back of the net, as the Pumas have not had a multiple-goal game in the PDL since their 2-1 win on June 10 against the Portland Timbers U23. Kitsap has only allowed two goals in its five games since then, including four clean sheets. However, the Pumas have also only scored once in those five games.

The game could very easily be a “first-goal-wins” situation, as Lane has not had a lot of goals as of late, scoring just twice in its last five games. The last time these two teams faced off, they played to a scoreless draw in Eugene, Oregon, on May 13, and goals could be hard to come by again on Saturday.

Lane has not won since June 16, and the Pumas are coming off a 0-0 draw against the Timbers U23 on Wednesday.

This marks the second-to-last game of 2016 for the Pumas, who finish off their season at home against the Calgary Foothills on July 17.


 

Kitsap Pumas vs. Lane United
Gordon Field, Bremerton, Wash.
July 9, 2016
7 p.m. PT

The Kitsap Pumas look to finish the season strong and move up the table as Lane United, currently in third place in the PDL Northwest, visits Gordon Field for the first and only time this year on Saturday.

  • Kitsap hasn’t had a multiple-goal game in almost a month and has failed to score in four of its last five games. Lane United, though still in third place, also has not been able to score multiple goals in its last five games.
  • As such, Saturday could be a defensive battle between two teams with a good record on the opposite end of the field. Lane has five shutouts in 2016, while Kitsap has eight in PDL play and nine in all competitions. Lane has also conceded just nine goals in 11 games, good for the second-best record in the Northwest.

REFEREE: TBA
SUSPENDED: None
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: Lane: Mitchell LaGro
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: Lane: Jose Carlos Terron
DISABLED LIST: None
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: None
HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Pumas 4 wins, 10 goals – Lane 0 wins, 1 goal – Ties 1
AT KITSAP (2 meetings): Pumas 2 wins, 6 goals – Lane 0 wins, 0 goals – Ties 0

2016 (PDL):
5/13: KP 0 LU 0

  • The Pumas and Lane played to an intense scoreless draw at the start of the season.

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