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November 8, 2008

Penalty Kick Carries Lutes Past Pioneers in Finale

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PARKLAND, Wash. - Olivia Lee converted a penalty kick with about 10 minutes left as Pacific Lutheran concluded its 2008 women's soccer season with a Northwest Conference victory over Lewis & Clark on Saturday.  

The match, played on a muddy field, came down to Lee's penalty kick after Brittney Bronson was tripped in the penalty area. Pioneers goalkeeper Kate MacDougall guessed correctly, diving to the lower left corner, but she was unable to stop Lee's well-placed shot at 79:28.

The Pioneers (4-12-4 overall, 3-12-1 NWC) had one last flurry with about three minutes remaining, but PLU goalkeeper Kamryn Morgan and her defense shut down that opportunity. Morgan, one of six seniors honored prior to the start of the match, finished with three saves to give her 100 for the season, and the shutout was her fourth of the season.

Other seniors honored were midfielder Amanda Crawford and forward Christina McDuffie, who both played the full 90 minutes, and goalkeeper Amanda Tschauner and defenders Bré Greenman and Lauren Meyer, all of whom did not play because of injuries.

Pacific Lutheran (5-11-3 overall, 4-10-2 NWC) dominated the action throughout the match with a 17-6 advantage in shots and a 9-1 margin in corner kicks. MacDougall came up with four saves in goal for the Pioneers.

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