PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost 1-0 to the Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday at Griswold Stadium, dropping to 1-5-1 on the season.
In the first half, the game started off with three straight shots by Lewis & Clark. Not long after, Puget Sound returned with three of its own. The game went without a score until the 38th minute when Puget Sounds midfielder Tayla MacPherson scored on a deflected ball for her third goal of the season.
The second half of the game continued as a stalemate. Both teams were fighting for control of the ball but neither team could score. Puget Sound (4-3-1, 2-2-0 NWC) had the best chance at scoring with three corner kick attempts in the second half to Lewis & Clark's one.
"We've had a really good week in practice," said Mali PetersonWood, who had a shot blocked late in the first half. "We had a lot of energy and we really brought that in the first 20-35 minutes of the first half. It translated and really showed. We played as a really good unit in the back and that also translated up the field."
Megan Sawyer played all 90 minutes for the Pioneers and allowed the one goal, totaling 10 saves.
Lewis & Clark (1-5-1, 0-3-0 NWC) had a total of nine shots with six of them being on goal. The Pioneers were outshot 14-9, 9-6 in the first half and 5-3 in the second half.
The Pioneers will be playing at Linfield on Sunday at 12 p.m. before traveling to Willamette on Wednesday.