PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers put in four goals to defeat the Fontbonne Griffins, 4-1, on Sunday at Griswold Stadium. The four scores are the most for the Pios since 2015.
The win is the first of the year and keeps the Pios undefeated through the opening weekend, something the team has done three of the last four years.
Ella Viesturs scored two goals, one in each half, to give her three in her first two collegiate games. Goalkeeper Megan Sawyer allowed just one goal, which came on a penalty kick, in her first start of the season.
Saucedo scored the opening goal of the game when the ball hung in the box after a Kennie Beighle's cross in the 25th minute. The goal is her second of the year. Viesturs scored her first in the 37th on a long pass up from Mali PetersonWood before opening the Pios' scoring in the second off a Saucedo pass in the 67th minute. Viesturs and Saucedo have now connected in both games this season.
PetersonWood cashed in a penalty kick two minutes to score her first career goal.
- Viesturs' three goals match the second-most by any Pioneers student-athlete in the last two years
- A freshman has led the Pioneers in goals at the end of the last two seasons, including Beighle who had four at the end of the 2017 season
- Lewis & Clark (1-0-1) has been undefeated during the opening weekend three of the last four years
- Angelina Peterson was shown her collegiate first yellow card in the 81st minute
- Fontbonne (0-2-0) was supposed to wear dark jerseys for the game, but a mix-up required the Pioneers to wear black
- Because of the jersey change, Anjali Kothari wore No. 9 instead of No. 25 and Giana Losson wore No. 8 instead of No. 4
- Molly Kovarik scored the Griffins' only goal and also missed a penalty kick opportunity in the 78th minute
- The Pioneers held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks and took 13 shots to Fontbonne's four
- Abby Prager played in her first collegiate game, replacing Sawyer in goal during the 75th minute
- Near misses: Becca McCullough nearly scored in the second half, but missed just right, while Julia Hager missed wide left on a shot that skidded on the left side of the support
Lewis & Clark returns to Griswold Stadium with its undefeated record next Saturday and Sunday against UC-Santa Cruz and Chapman