Pioneers score first in loss to conference-leading Willamette

Pioneers score first in loss to conference-leading Willamette

SALEM, Ore. — The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost a conference game against the Willamette Bearcats after scoring a goal within the first ten minutes of the game. The Willamette Bearcats had 20 shots throughout the game that were shut down by the Pioneers' defense. The Pioneers dropped the game with an ending score of 1-4. 

The Pioneers' offense came out strong the first half with a goal by Kennie Beighle which gave the Pios the lead. As the game went on the Pioneers' offense struggle to make successful attacks against the Bearcats. The Pioneers' defense continued to stay strong with only allowing four goals out of the 20 shots taken. 

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Key Moments

Within the first ten minutes of the Pioneers' offense were making attacks against the Bearcats with a shot by Anna Saucedo that hit the post. Kennie Beighle emphasized on this miss shot with scoring on the same ball that hit the post. This was one of the quickest goals that the Pioneers had all season. The Bearcats scored at the end of the half.

The second half was when the Pioneers' defense struggled to stop the Bearcats' offense. The Pioneers' offense also struggled with starting any momentum. The Bearcats had three goals within 10 minutes of each other to end the game, 4-1. 

Deeper Look 

Looking Ahead

The Lewis & Clark Pioneers come back to Griswold Stadium Sunday, Oct. 14, at noon, to play Pacific (Ore.).