Pioneers can’t overcome Whitman Blues in road game loss

Pioneers can’t overcome Whitman Blues in road game loss

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The Lewis and Clark Pioneers (3-7-1, 1-6 NWC) fell short to the Whitman Blues (2-8-1, 2-5 NWC) 3-0 in their second road game of the year. Despite early saves by starting goalie Megan Sawyer, Whitman scored a goal late in the first half, and sealed the match with two more goals in the second.

Anna Saucedo led the charge offensively with 1 of the Pios' 5 shots on goal, and 3 shots overall, while Megan Sawyer and Abby Prager had 3 saves each. The Pioneers played a much more aggressive offensive game against Whitman, taking 5 shots on goal to their 9, but also racked up 5 fouls as a result. The Pioneers continue conference play with a 1-6 record.

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Key Moments

The Blues started the first half with an aggressive offense, taking 8 of their 13 shots. They scored their first goal with 2:10 left to go in the half. Megan Sawyer defended the Pios with 3 saves before coming out in the second half.

Despite early goals by the Blues in the second half, the Pios found their fight and took 8 of their 11 overall shots of the game. It was a true group effort with 3 shots on goal made by Kennie Beighle, Mali PetersonWood and Erin Lutz.

Deeper Look

LOOKING AHEAD

The Pioneers continue their conference play on the road again at Willamette on Oct. 13.