Women's Soccer Loses 2-1 Heartbreaker to Whitman

Women's Soccer Loses 2-1 Heartbreaker to Whitman

Ariel Wilks
Sports Information Intern


WALLA WALLA, Wash. -  The Lewis & Clark women's soccer team lost to host Whitman 2-1 in the waning minutes of the game Saturday.  With the loss, the Pioneers split the series with the Missionaries.  L&C won earlier in the year 1-0.  

In the first half Lewis & Clark got on the board first in the ninth minute when Emily Thompson collected a ball initially saved by Whitman's goalkeeper and was able to slip it into the back of the net.  Whitman responded in the 13th minute when Lena deGuzman crossed the ball to the top of the box finding Kelsey Roehner netted the game at one. 

Both teams were kept scoreless for the rest of the first half and far into the second half until the 83rd minute.  Jade Anderson was able to score the game-winning goal for the Missionaries after L&C's goalkeeper's clearance attempt was deflected.

The loss slips Lewis & Clark to 9-7-1 overall and 6-6-1 in the Northwest Conference while Whitman improves to 9-9 overall and 5-9 in the NWC. 

The Pioneers continue its last regular season road trip with a game against Whitworth on Nov. 3 at 11am.