Women’s Soccer Beats NWC Foe George Fox 6-1 in High Scoring Match

Women’s Soccer Beats NWC Foe George Fox 6-1 in High Scoring Match
By Rachel Levitsky
Sports Information Intern



PORTLAND, Ore. – The Lewis & Clark Pioneers crushed the George Fox Bruins 6-1 on Sunday, Oct. 7th at Griswold Stadium, scoring the most goals in a single game since 2005, and breaking the school record for most goals scored against a conference team.

The Pioneers improve their season record to 3-6-2, and 3-3-2 in Northwest Conference (NWC) play. The Bruins fall to 1-9-2 on the season, and 0-8 in NWC play.

George Fox started things off quickly, scoring in the 2nd minute from a penalty kick by Michelle Young. The Bruins were unable to find the back of the net for the rest of the game.

The Pioneers started off their scoring streak six minutes later to tie the game. Traci Nakamura capitalized on confusion in the box after a corner kick from Emilia Emmetti.

Lewis & Clark kept their momentum going only three minutes later, in the 11th minute with a goal from Taylor Hudson, off an assist from Nakamura. Nakamura broke through the middle, and then passed outside to Hudson, who placed a perfect kick into the back of the net.

Going into halftime, the Pioneers were up, 2-1. Only 45 seconds into the second half, Hudson scored again from an assist by Emily Thompson. Hudson beat the keeper one-on-one from a cross by Thompson.

Five minutes later, Thompson found the back of the net after breaking through the defense and beating the keeper one-on-one.

The Pioneers continued to dominate the second half with another goal by Nakamura, who headed the ball in from a corner kick by Anna Thorndike in the 73rd minute.

Lewis & Clark found the net again in the 76th minute, with a goal from Sarah Breninger. Breninger's score came from a rebound off a shot by Emmetti that hit the crossbar.

The Pioneers outshot the Bruins 20-3, lead by Hudson, Emmetti, and Breninger, with three shots apiece. Both Nakamura and Hudson came close to the hat trick, with two goals each.

Lewis & Clark returns to action again on Wednesday, Oct. 10th when they play Willamette in Salem, Ore.