TACOMA, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers went on the road Saturday afternoon to extend their winning streak against the Puget Sound Loggers at Baker Stadium. With a 2-1 win in overtime, the Pios won their third game of the week against a team they lost to earlier in the season.
Ava Cholakian scored the first goal of the game for the Loggers (11-4-2, 9-2-2 NWC) off an assist from Kiana Serrao. The Loggers held the advantage until Brecklyn Beighle scored the equalizing goal with under three minutes left to play in the second half. Julia Markmann clinched the win off an assist from Alexa Meyers, with a goal halfway through the first overtime, giving the Pioneers (8-8-2, 7-1-1 NWC) their seventh conference win of the season for the first time since 2015.
Milan Davis tended goal for the Pios for the full 105 minutes, allowing one goal and making two saves.
The Loggers struck early and held the lead for most of the first 90 minutes of play, outshooting the Pios 7-0 in the first half, 5-3 in the second half, and 3-1 in overtime. Despite the shot deficit for the Pios, Brecklyn Beighle found the net at 87:47, ensuring the Pios the additional chance they needed to take back the game.
Overtime started with a flurry of shots from Puget Sound. Milan Davis made a key save of the game when she stopped a header from Kylee Roath at 92:25. Two minutes later, Julia Markmann found the back of the net off an assist from Alexa Meyers. Meyers kicked the ball down the field from the 50-yard line and Markmann rushed in, drawing the goalie out from the . net. Able to dodge both the goalie and take the ball from a Loggers defender, Markmann tapped the ball into the net to take the win.
"Highlight of the game was how well our freshmen played and how they contributed to both goals," said head coach Jim Tursi, "This was done without our star right back Jezza Hutto, who did not play after an injury last game. We have knocked off the last two teams who were playing for a conference championship and we were able to eliminate both teams with our two wins."
- The Pioneers last won seven games in the conference in 2015
- Milan Davis made her eighth save of the year
- Alexa Meyers logged the first assist of her career
The Pioneers host Whitworth and Whitman for their final two contests of the year. The Pios kick-off against Whitman on Saturday at 12 p.m., and celebrate Senior Day on Sunday as they take on Whitworth. Kickoff is again scheduled for 12 p.m.