Deflection goal keeps Pios out of win column

Deflection goal keeps Pios out of win column

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost 1-0 to the Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday at Griswold Stadium, dropping to 1-5-1 on the season.

In the first half, the game started off with three straight shots by Lewis & Clark. Not long after, Puget Sound returned with three of its own. The game went without a score until the 38th minute when Puget Sounds midfielder Tayla MacPherson scored on a deflected ball for her third goal of the season. 

The second half of the game continued as a stalemate. Both teams were fighting for control of the ball but neither team could score. Puget Sound (4-3-1, 2-2-0 NWC) had the best chance at scoring with three corner kick attempts in the second half to Lewis & Clark's one.

"We've had a really good week in practice," said Mali PetersonWood, who had a shot blocked late in the first half. "We had a lot of energy and we really brought that in the first 20-35 minutes of the first half. It translated and really showed. We played as a really good unit in the back and that also translated up the field."

Caroline Hennes and Sarah Howard led the Pioneers with two shots apiece, both on-goal. Giana Losson, Lulu Adams, Anna Saucedo and PetersonWood took one shot apiece.

Megan Sawyer played all 90 minutes for the Pioneers and allowed the one goal, totaling 10 saves. 

Lewis & Clark (1-5-1, 0-3-0 NWC) had a total of nine shots with six of them being on goal. The Pioneers were outshot 14-9, 9-6 in the first half and 5-3 in the second half.

The Pioneers will be playing at Linfield on Sunday at 12 p.m. before traveling to Willamette on Wednesday.