Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pioneers Chop Down the Loggers 55-42

The Pioneers remain undefeated after this weekend's victory against the University of Puget Sound Loggers. This is the second straight season that the Pioneers have started 4-0 and the forth consecutive win against the Loggers.

Lewis and Clark's offense has been rolling this year and yesterday was no different. The Pio offense moved the ball at will racking up 610 yards of total offense along with scoring 55 points. The offense only punted once the entire game.

The Pioneer defense had a couple of clutch interceptions at key points in the game to halter the Logger offense.

Lewis and Clark College will be hosting the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes next weekend. Come check and support your Pioneers as the Lutes look for revenge after last year's Pio come from behind victory. Kick-off is at 1pm.

Notable Performances:
Junior QB Keith Welch once again put up some incredible numbers. Welch threw for 342 yards and 4 TDs and then used his legs to rush for another 3 TDs.

Sophomore WR was Welch's favorite receiver Saturday picking up 140 yards and a TD on 6 receptions.

Jacob Costantino proves to be the toughest receiver in the NWC once again, taking huge hits after almost every one of his 5 receptions. The Sophomore WR is developing a nack for being clutch, catching a pass from Welch on a huge 4th down and not only converting it into a first down, but taking it to the house to seal the deal against the Loggers.

Senior Joe Kopp led the team in tackles with 10 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and 2 pass break ups.

Fellow Seniors Clay Israelson and Evy VandenEkart both had interceptions for the Pioneers.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pios Bury Scots 41-17

The Lewis and Clark College Pioneers improve to 3-0 on the season after their 41-17 victory Saturday against the Macalester College Scots.

The Pioneers offense got off to a slow start, offensively and defensively, falling 10-0 before they decided to ramp things up towards the end of the 1st half and gain a 13-10 advantage heading into the locker rooms.

The second half was a much different story. The Pioneers used their no huddle offense to gas the Scots and have their way with them up and down the field. Junior QB Keith Welch was 24-35 passing throwing for 312 yards and 2 TDs. The defense played solid the entire game and held the Scots' starting RB to 2.2 yards/carry.

Notable Performances:
Keith Welch put up impressive numbers, throwing for 312 yards and 2 TDs and adding another 2 TDs with his legs.
Senior WR Evan Stanbro had 5 receptions for 112 yards to lead the Pioneer receiving corps.

Senior John Berokoff had 7 tackles, 2 TFL and 2 sacks to lead the Pioneer defense. He also had a forced fumble.
Sophomore Josh Cena adds another interception to his stat line and this time took it to the HOUSE for the second defensive touchdown of the season.

The Pioneers are on the road this weekend taking on the Loggers of Puget Sound in Tacoma on Saturday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pios Blast the Sagehens 31-13

The Pioneers were dominant in their home opener against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, winning 31-13. Lewis and Clark out played Pomona-Pitzer in every aspect of the game. The Pioneer dfense held the Sagehens to 251 yards of total offense, forced 4 turnovers, 5 tackles for a loss, and 2 sacks.

The Pioneer offense was just as dominant. The offense out gained Pomona-Pitzer by 117 yards and had great ball control, only turning the ball over once.

Every healthy player saw action yesterday against the Sagehens!

Notable Performances:

Jacob Costantino led the Pioneers with 102 yards receiving on 5 receptions and scored his first collegiate TD.

QB Keith Welch went 11-18 passing for 189 yards and 2 TDs, along with 69 yards rushing and another 2 TDs on the ground.

Senior Lamar Curry led the Pioneers on defense with 7 tackles and an interception.

Joe Kopp added another 6 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and a pass break up.

Sophomore Josh Cena had a huge day recording 2 interceptions for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers host Macalester College (3-0) from Minnesota next Saturday. Come support your Pioneers as one of these teams will end the game with their first loss of the season!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Interview with Evaristo Laron and Joe Illiscupidez

Pioneers Open Up Season With a W on the Road

Last weekend the Lewis and Clark Pioneers beat the Stags of Claremont 27-24. The Pioneers played an extremely well first half, but still came up short on some offensive possessions and led 17-3 at half time. The Stags made a 4th quarter surge to make the came interesting. The Pioneer defense held Claremont to 251 yards of offense and forced 3 turnovers. The offense out gained Claremont by 107 yards and had 8 more first downs than the Stags.

Notable Performances:

Sophomores Connor Imel and Darrell Nelson both scored their first collegiate touch downs on Saturday

Sophomore Andrew Traver led the team in tackles with 9 and Senior Chuck Krause returned a fumble 60 yards for a touch down

Next game is this Saturday as the Pioneers host the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer. Kick-off is at 12pm.

Pioneers hitting the books during a flight delay in the Portland airport last Friday.