Lewis & Clark advances to championship of Capitol City Match Play

Lewis & Clark advances to championship of Capitol City Match Play

SALEM, Ore. -- As the only 3-0 team from Saturday's round-robin, nine-hole format at the Capitol City Match Play, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers women will have a rematch with Victoria on Sunday in the championship.

The men lost all three of their matches and will compete for third place on Sunday.

The teams played the total of 27 holes in chilly temperatures. Match play is a scoring system in which a team earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents.

Women

Lewis & Clark used three consecutive wins to secure a spot in the championship match. The Pioneers started with a defeat of Corban, 3.5 to 1.5, before beating Northwest Christian, 4 to 1. With both teams at 2-0, the winner of Lewis & Clark-Victoria was guaranteed a spot in the championship match and the Pios prevailed, 3 to 2.

"Mady Rhodenbaugh, Annika Clunk, Elizabeth Moretti and Jane Almeida won all of their matches today," said head coach James Yen. "It was a great day."

At last year's event, the Pios qualified for the championship before losing 3 to 2 to Victoria.

Men

Kade McCoy won the only pairing for the Pioneers men's team on Saturday as the Pios were defeated by Corban, Warner Pacific and Northwest Christian.

Lewis & Clark will compete for third place against NCU today.

In the opening match, the Pios fell to Corban, 5 to 0, before falling to WPU, 4 to 1. Northwest Christian closed out the last match of the day with a 5 to 0 defeat of Lewis & Clark.

Tee times for Sunday begin at 9 a.m.