Pioneers held without a shot in overtime and draw with Pacific

Pioneers held without a shot in overtime and draw with Pacific

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lewis & Clark's Mackenzie Price, Anna Saucedo and Caroline Hennes forced saves Pacific Boxers goalkeeper Kailey Hifumi in the final 15 minutes of regulation, but the Pioneers didn't score in a 0-0, double-overtime draw with the visiting Boxers at Griswold Stadium.

The Boxers started out with three shots in the first 15 minutes, but the Lewis & Clark defense allowed only two more shots for the half. Saucedo had the first shot for the Pioneers in the 29th minute, a slow start for the offense that only posted four shots in the first half.

The second half started with back-to-back fouls, with one from each team. The Pioneers managed to keep possession most of the second half, although none of the four shots made it to the back of the net. Freshmen Anna Saucedo and Mackenzie Price had back-to-back shots that bounced past the keeper and were saved by defenders on the goal line, before going out of bounds. The following corner kick by senior outside midfielder Rochelle Jordan bounced in Pacific's favor, leaving the Pioneers scoreless. 

Freshman Lulu Adams started off up front today, switching off with fellow newcomer Sarah Howard"We got a lot of people in the attack that we don't normally," said junior Kori Swanson, "They held the ball really well for us and got Cal [Hennes] and other midfielders in the attack." 

Lewis & Clark was held without a shot in the overtime periods and was outshot 12-8 for the match by Pacific. The Boxers held a 9-8 advantage in shots entering the overtimes. The Pioneers were unable to get any shots off in extra time, opting for a strong defensive showing from the back line of Isobel Fikso, Kori Swanson, Mali Petersonwood and Alexa Hanson

Pacific also had a 7-2 edge in corner kicks, but only gained one shot opportunity from them. The Pioneers, who have scored several of their goals this season off of free kicks, were unable to convert any of their opportunities. Caroline Hennes, the Pio's leading scorer, led the team in shots with four, two of which were on goal. 

The Pioneers travel to Pacific Lutheran on Sunday at noon for their next match.