WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The Lewis and Clark Pioneers (3-7-1, 1-6 NWC) fell short to the Whitman Blues (2-8-1, 2-5 NWC) 3-0 in their second road game of the year. Despite early saves by starting goalie Megan Sawyer, Whitman scored a goal late in the first half, and sealed the match with two more goals in the second.
Anna Saucedo led the charge offensively with 1 of the Pios' 5 shots on goal, and 3 shots overall, while Megan Sawyer and Abby Prager had 3 saves each. The Pioneers played a much more aggressive offensive game against Whitman, taking 5 shots on goal to their 9, but also racked up 5 fouls as a result. The Pioneers continue conference play with a 1-6 record.
The Blues started the first half with an aggressive offense, taking 8 of their 13 shots. They scored their first goal with 2:10 left to go in the half. Megan Sawyer defended the Pios with 3 saves before coming out in the second half.
Despite early goals by the Blues in the second half, the Pios found their fight and took 8 of their 11 overall shots of the game. It was a true group effort with 3 shots on goal made by Kennie Beighle, Mali PetersonWood and Erin Lutz.
- Anna Saucedo, Giana Losson, Kennie Beighle, Mali PetersonWood and Erin Lutz all took shots on goal for the Pios
- Megan Sawyer started the game with 3 saves in the first half
- Abby Prager finished the game with 3 saves in the second half
The Pioneers continue their conference play on the road again at Willamette on Oct. 13.