Pioneers fall to Chapman in their final non-conference game

Pioneers fall to Chapman in their final non-conference game

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers dropped their final game of preseason after two first-half goals put the Chapman Panthers up 2-0 going into halftime. Both teams were scoreless in the second half despite some chances by the Pioneers to get themselves back in the game.

Neither team had outright control over the tempo of the game, but Chapman was able to capitalize off of the Pioneers' mistakes. Both of Chapman's goals came off of free kicks.

The Pioneers struggled on the offensive end. Their only shot on goal did not come until the final minute of the game. Chapman had eight shots on goal and outshot the Pioneers, 15-9.

Key Moments

A Pios handball in the 30th minute gave Chapman a free kick just outside the box. Chapman midfielder Shelby Brown sailed the free kick over the heads of the Pioneers wall and into the back of the net to give the Panthers their first goal of the game.

Brown would score again eight minutes later as the result of a pass back infraction against the Pioneers. Goalie Milan Davis picked the ball up after a teammate passed it back resulting in an indirect free kick for Chapman inside the Pioneers' 18-yard line. Chapman's Lindsey Erl tapped the free kick to Brown who put it into the top left corner for the team's second and final goal of the game.

The Pioneers had some chances in the second half to get back into the game. Anna Saucedo sent a dangerous cross in front of the Chapman goal but no one could get a touch on it. The Pioneers had another chance off a Kennie Beighle breakaway with seven minutes to go, but she missed her shot low and to the right.

Deeper Look

  • Sophomore Courtney Schmidt made her first start of the season

  • This was the first game of the season that the Pioneers were shutout

  • The Pioneers had nine shots total and only one shot on goal, their lowest of the season in both categories

  • Freshman Ani Love had the team's only shot on goal

  • Caitlin Gallagher received her first yellow card of the season

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers start conference play next Saturday at home against Willamette and then go on the road for the first team this season to play Pacific.