Sep 14, 2016

Laurion Nets Game-Winner Against Pios

A Winning Tradition

  • 1 NAIA Regional Tournament (1998)
  • 3 NAIA District Tournaments (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 3 All-Americans 
  • 2 Academic All-Americans 

Photo Taken By: Jake Ryan, Student Photographer

NEWBERG, Ore. --- Emma Laurion delivered the game-winner Wednesday night, as the Bruins kicked off the Northwest Conference season with a 1-0 victory over Lewis & Clark College.

The first period was very physical as both teams combined for 11 fouls. The play was consistent, though, as each team battled for possession and opportunities to put one in the back of the net. The Pioneers had their best chance in the ninth minute after a free kick slammed into the crossbar. The ball was cleared by the Bruins, and no harm was done. Five minutes later, the Bruins had their chance as Hannah Harder found Savannah Moisan with a one-on-one opportunity, but the offside flag was raised.

Both teams went into intermission tied at 0-0.

In the start of the second, the Pioneers came out with a fury, keeping most of possession and forcing the Bruins into some quick fouls. The Pios were able to get off three shots, but two sailed wide, and the other was gathered by Bruins' goalkeeper Kelsey Kammerzell. The Bruins went on the attack for the next 15 minutes, forcing the Pioneers' defense to play sharp. A cross came into the box in the 83rd minute, and the Pios did well to play it out, but Laurion was waiting. She pounced on the ball and rocketed a shot up the middle, finding the back of the net. With seven minutes still on the clock, the Bruins had to play on their toes. The Pios were able to get two great shots off, but again, Kammerzell was there making the saves.

Top Performers:
Laurion stole the show with the only goal in the game, but Moisan led the team with two shots. In total, the Bruins fired off six shots with two on frame. Morgan Bars and Kammerzell split time in the net, with Kammerzell recording the win and three saves.

What It Means:
The Bruins earn their first win in conference play, and improve to 1-3-1 overall.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will head to Pacific on Sept. 17 with game time at 12p.m.