Lewis & Clark hands Missionary women loss

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PORTLAND - A penalty kick early in the second half followed by an insurance goal in the closing seconds gave Lewis & Clark a 2-0 women's soccer victory over Whitman College on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Whitman, which outshot the Pioneers 8-1 in the first half and 14-5 on the afternoon, slipped to 3-4 in the Northwest Conference and 4-6 overall.

The Pioneers were awarded a penalty kick in the seventh minute of the second half when a Whitman defender was whistled for a handball in the box.

Emilia Emmetti, who took the corner kick that led to the handball, converted the PK for a 1-0 lead.

Lewis & Clark tacked on a second goal with less than 90 seconds to play when Sarah Breninger countered Whitman's offensive pressure with a 1-on-1 opportunity against the Missionary keeper.

Amy Hasson paced the offense for Whitman with six shots, one more than the entire Lewis & Clark team generated.

Whitman also got two shots each from Jaclyn Rudd, Mackenzie Hughes and Pamela London.

The Missionaries outshot George Fox and Puget Sound by a combined 37-16 while dropping one-goal decisions to those two teams. Whitman also lost to Augsburg in an early non-conference game despite having a big edge in shots (22-9) and corner kicks (14-2).

The Missionaries host Willamette at noon Saturday.

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