PORTLAND, Ore. – The Lewis and Clark College Pioneers received the equalizer goal on a penalty kick from Caroline Hennes in the early stages of the second half to salvage a 1-1 tie with the George Fox Bruins, on a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon at Griswold Stadium.
The Pioneers are now 1-7-2 on the season and 0-5-1 in Northwest Conference play, while the Bruins are 4-3-2 and 2-2-2 in the conference.
Over their last 11 matches since 2012, the Pios' are now 8-2-1 against their conference rival, and at home, Lewis and Clark is now 5-0-1 against the Bruins.
After a scoreless defensive struggle in the first half that saw the Bruins hold a 7-1 shots on goal advantage, both teams did have their opportunities with potential scoring threats, only to be plagued with off-sides calls with two each.
Despite being outshot 19-9 by the Bruins, the Pios' held strong on the defensive end, led by goalie Hannah Osmundson making 10 saves on the day, seven of them in the first half. George Fox goalie Kelsey Kammerzell made four saves. Each goalie made one save in the overtime periods.
George Fox broke the scoreless match at the 47th minute with a header from Madison Huesers. It was her second goal of the season.
The home team evened the score seven minutes later from the Hennes penalty kick after a hand-ball was called on Bruins' Daria Brandt in the box. It was the first penalty kick for either team this season and second goal from Hennes this fall campaign.
The Pioneers continue their homestand this Saturday, Oct. 7 against Pacific (Ore.) at Griswold Stadium with a Noon kickoff.