WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Lewis & Clark closed out a full weekend on the road with a fast-paced, physical match against the Carroll Pioneers, losing 2-1 after a late header by Carroll's Brookelyn Campbell at the 78:54 mark. Lewis & Clark answered the goal with five shots within the last 10 minutes of the game, but were unable to find the back of the net before the clock ran out.
Freshman Julia Markmann put Lewis & Clark on the board within the first 2:31 of the game with an unassisted play that Head Coach Jim Tursi called "creative" and "one of the best goals he's seen in his time here." Markmann got off another shot which went wide before coming out in the second half.
Coach Tursi said of the match, "Tough loss. We deserved a better result but played well. We split the team into groups and having each group play a half for this trip should pay dividends."
Lewis & Clark played an aggressive game offensively, outshooting Carroll 16-10 with six shots on goal. Freshman Julia Markmann scored her first goal as a Pioneer to put Lewis & Clark on the scoreboard just 2:31 into the first half. Carroll answered Markmann's goal with one of their own just shy of the 10 minute mark, the only shot that starting goalie Abby Prager allowed in her 33 minutes of play. Prager also had two saves.
Lewis & Clark took 13 of their 16 shots in the second half of the match, but couldn't seem to get past Carroll's senior goalkeeper Christina O'Block. Junior Kennie Beighle spearheaded the offensive charge, leading the team with four shots with two on goal. Brecklyn Beighle, Alexa Meyer, and Courtney Schmidt all contributed to the scoring opportunities with two shots each. Meyers and Schmidt each had one shot on goal.
Goalkeeping was a joint effort between Prager, Milan Davis, and Megan Sawyer. Davis played for 30 minutes and had two saves, earning her a shutout for the match. Coach Tursi called one of the saves "spectacular" as a result of tipping the ball over the crossbar. Sawyer and Prager each allowed one goal.
- Shelby Vaver and Becca McCollough started for the Pios, each with one shot
- Vaver's one shot of the game was on goal and her first as a Pioneer
- Caitlin Gallagher and Sara Klott were part of the second half effort and had one shot each
- Kennie Beighle had a career high four five shots in one game
- Lewis & Clark had three corner kicks and 11 fouls in the game
Lewis & Clark will host the Caltech Beavers on Saturday in their first home game of the season. Play starts at 11am.