PORTLAND, Ore. -- It has been a good start to freshman Caroline Hennes' career. On Friday at Griswold Stadium, Hennes scored twice to help the Lewis & Clark Pioneers to a 2-1 win over the Oregon Tech Owls.
Including last Sunday's game at Chapman, Hennes has scored the last three goals for the Pioneers.
The game-winner in Friday's match came in the 77th minute when Hennes drew a penalty kick and sent the ball past Oregon Tech goalkeeper Megan Green (0-2-0) on the bottom right of the net. Hennes' second goal followed a 33rd-minute score off Paige Barta's corner kick, which was Barta's first career assist.
"Kind of right place, right time kind of thing. I was just able to get over it and slot it in amidst the chaos," said Hennes. "[On the second one], it was great that we could get it in and put that pressure on them to get the call."
The score prompted a very vocal Griswold Stadium crowd to get even louder.
"Being in front of the fans and to have so many people come out was amazing," said Hennes.
"She's an exceptional player for us," said head coach Jim Tursi. "She's a center-midfielder who scores goals, which you don't find. She works non-stop and never stops moving. It's been exceptional for us."
OIT's Tarryn Miyamura scored in the 41st minute, her second goal of the season, to even the match at halftime, 1-1. Finishing with a match-best five shots, she attempted to tie the match in the 87th minute, forcing a save by Lewis & Clark goalkeeper Hannah Osmundson. Rori Roberts took the Owls' last attempt in the 89th minute but was also denied by Osmundson.
Osmundson replaced Emily Schmelling, who made her first career start and totaled two saves.
Overall, Oregon Tech outshot Lewis & Clark, 13-11, while the Pios enjoyed a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
Lewis & Clark plays again on Sunday, hosting Cal Lutheran.
"Just keep on this upward trend. We want to keep the intensity high, keep the energy high and keep playing like we are playing, nice and smooth," said Hennes of Sunday's game.
Cal Lutheran will be the final non-conference match of the season for Lewis & Clark, which plays at George Fox on Wednesday.
Other Northwest Conference Scores - Friday
Santa Cruz 2, George Fox 1
Puget Sound 2, Whittier 1 (OT)
Cal Lutheran 2, Willamette 0
Northwest 2, Whitman 0
Pacific Lutheran 4, Concordia-Moorehead 0