Offensive woes hinder Pios in loss at Linfield

Offensive woes hinder Pios in loss at Linfield

McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- A 28-4 shot differential kept the Lewis & Clark Pioneers off the scoreboard for the third-straight game in a 1-0 loss to the Linfield Wildcats on Sunday at Linfield Soccer Stadium.

Linfield's Baylie Cameron scored in the 27th minute for the game's only goal. Lewis & Clark's starting goalkeeper Megan Sawyer (0-4-1) made eight saves.

The Pioneers didn't get their first shot off until the 42nd minute when Caroline Hennes missed wide. Hennes took two of Lewis & Clark's four shots, with Anna Saucedo and Paige Barta attempting the other two. The Pios put two on-goal and both were saved by Linfield's Sarah Bailey (4-4-0).

Linfield (4-4-0, 2-2-0 NWC) took six corner kicks, while Lewis & Clark had one. The Pioneers committed 10 fouls and were issued two yellow cards in the 84th minute, one by Saucedo followed by another to Caitlin Gallagher.

Taylor Cole and Natalie Amara of Linfield led the game with five shots apiece.

Lewis & Clark (1-6-1; 0-4-0 NWC) has lost six matches in a row and are tied for the lowest goal output in conference games this year (2). Sawyer is third in total saves this season with 34 overall in eight of Lewis & Clark's matches.

The Pioneers play at Willamette on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Both matches with the Bearcats went to overtime last year.