PORTLAND, Ore. -- A late game push by the Lewis & Clark Pioneers proved to be not enough as they fell in double overtime to the Oregon Tech Owls, 4-3, at Griswold Stadium on Saturday.
The Owls jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the ninth minute from Kylie Cowell's chip over the goalkeeper Megan Sawyer. As the first half continued, Oregon Tech controlled the pace of play with two more goals in the 31st and 44th minute, taking a 3-0 lead into the half.
Adjustments at the half favored the Pioneers as they applied more pressure onto the visiting Owls, limiting Oregon Tech's offense to only six shots. Within the first seven minutes of second-half play, freshman McKenzie Wingard found the back of the net off a right-side cross from Courtney Schmidt to notch her third goal on the year.
Lewis & Clark's young offensive core kept the momentum rolling, punching in two more goals over the next 23 minutes. Freshmen Kennie Beighle brought the Pioneers within one at the 64th minute and sophomore Anna Saucedo tied the match for her second goal of the season. The Pioneers were efficient in their attempts, scoring three goals on five shots during the second half.
The Pioneers' defense held on throughout the first overtime, stopping all six of Oregon Tech's shots. In the 104th minute, the Owls' Cassidy Gosvener knocked in the decisive goal in front of the box to give Oregon Tech (2-3-0) the win.
Lewis & Clark ended the day with a total of six shots compared to Oregon Tech's 25. Both goalies for the Pioneers tallied four saves to their season totals.
The Pioneers (1-2-1) return to the pitch on Sept. 16 to begin Northwest Conference play at Whitman. Game time is scheduled for 12 p.m.