PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers scored three goals in route to an overtime win against the visiting Whitman Blues. Prior to this game the Pioneers (4-13-2, 2-12-1 NWC) had only scored three goals in conference play this season.
The Pioneers dominated play in the first half outshooting the Blues 5-1, but neither team could convert and entered halftime tied 0-0. The second half consisted of an onslaught of shots by both sides with each team scoring two goals apiece. A goal in the first minute of the second overtime period gave the Pioneers their second conference win this season. The Pioneers outshot the Blues 25-6 and had a season-high 14 shots on goal.
The Blues (4-13-2, 4-10-1 NWC) were the first to strike early in the second half. In the 47th minute of the game Whitman forward Pagan Hetherington broke through the Pioneers back line and caught Pioneers goalie Abby Prager off her line. Hetherington sailed a long strike over Prager's head and into the back of the net to put the Blues up by one.
The Pioneers answered back less than 10 minutes later. The Blues were forced to clear a dangerous cross over their end line giving the Pioneers one of their 11 corner kicks of the game. Senior Mali PetersonWood sailed the corner into the box and found the head of midfielder Giana Losson who redirected it into the back of the net giving the Pioneers their first goal of the game and fourth goal of the conference season. Losson would add yet another goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. A foul by Whitman just outside their box gave the Pioneers a free kick which Losson sailed over Whitman goalie Bryanna Schrieber's head for her second goal of the game.
With the teams tied 2-2, they entered their first overtime period. Again the Pioneers dominated play outshooting the Blues 4-0 but could not convert. This changed quickly in the second overtime period. In the 101st minute of the game Pioneers forward Kennie Beighle collected a throw-in and crossed it into the middle to a sprinting Caroline Hennes who controlled it and sailed a low strike into the bottom left corner of the net to give the Pioneers their first win in 10 games.
- Losson's two goals were the first of her career
- Hennes scored her third goal of the season and 14th of her career
- Losson led the team with eight shots and six shots on goal
- The Pioneers had 25 total shots, their most in a single game since 2015
- Beighle had her first assist of the season and PetersonWood had her second
- Both Hennes and Anna Saucedo surpassed 30 shots on the season
- This marks the third game this season Hennes has had the winning goal