October 9, 2010

Football Defeats Menlo 31-10 Staying Undefeated At Their Home Field

More news about: Lewis and Clark

BOXSCORE

Jim Bray
Sports Information Intern

 

PORTLAND, Ore. -The Lewis & Clark football team continued their best season in years securing a 31-10 victory over the Menlo Oaks. It is the first time the Pioneers have defeated Menlo as well as the first time the Pioneers have had a winning record through five games since the 2003 season. The 3-0 start at their home field as well as the three total wins are also the best start for Lewis & Clark since 2003.

The game started slow for both teams as they struggled to find yards on offense. Both teams went scoreless through the first quarter and more than halfway through the second. Menlo shut down any sort of momentum for the Pioneers while Lewis & Clark came up with a clutch interception in the end zone from Logan Kotzian holding the game at 0-0.

The Pioneers got on the board first with a five yard touchdown run by Keith Welch. A fumble recovered by Lewis & Clark's Chuck Krause on the first play of the Oaks next drive gave the Pioneers good field position. 15 seconds later Welch dashed for a 24 yard touchdown to put the Pioneers up 14-0. Menlo mounted a long four and half minute drive after the touchdown that ended in a 19 yard field goal by Kevin Kurtz. The score at the end of half was 14-3 in favor of Lewis & Clark.

The third quarter started very much like the beginning of the game with both teams going three and out without much offensive production. The Pioneers finally mounted a good drive and put three more points on the scoreboard as Simon Monley kicked a 34 yard field goal with just over two minutes left in the third quarter. Menlo answered back quickly with a 56 yard Strike from quarterback Taylor Congdon to a wide open Kenny Cavness. The extra point put the score at 17-10 Lewis & Clark.

With the score tightening and the game going in to the fourth quarter the Pioneer offense came to life. Two minutes later the Pioneers found the end zone on a 42 yard pass from Welch to wide receiver Kevin Carpenter.  Lewis & Clark again found the end zone seven minutes later on a seven yard run by Welch putting the game at 31-10. That would be enough as the Pioneer defense stepped up not allowing a single point from the Oaks in the fourth quarter.

The Pioneer defense once again had a solid game allowing only ten points while having five sacks and causing three turnovers. Leading the defense was Louis Baltazar with 13 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble, and a pass deflection. Just behind Baltazar were Dan Curtin and Chris Kelly with 12 tackles and nine tackles respectively. Justin Fabrick had two sacks on the day as well as five tackles and a forced fumble. Also recording sacks were Angus Blair and Matthew Lettunich.

The Oaks' defense was led by freshman Jeff Dye who recorded eight tackles, four tackles for loss, and a sack. Also on defense, Greig O'Connor had six tackles and a tackle for a loss while Shawn Winters had five tackles and a sack.

Offensively, the oaks were led by Congdon, Cavness, and running back Payton Bell. Congdon was eight of fifteen passing for 158 yards and one touchdown while Cavness was on the receiving end leading the team with 101 yards on three catches. Bell led Menlo in rushing with 93 yards on 22 carries.

The Pioneers were led by Welch who showed once again he can produce on the ground as well as through the air. Welch threw for 165 yards and a touchdown on nine of twenty two passing.  Welch also led the team in rushing with 156 yards  and three touchdowns on 21 carries. Shawn Evans led the team in receiving with 3 catches for 73 yards while Carpenter had the one touchdown reception.

The Pioneers take the field again in two weeks on Oct. 23rd at Puget Sound with a start time of 1:00pm.

comments powered by Disqus
Nov. 22: All times Eastern
Final - OT
MIT 27, at Husson 20
Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 63, Adrian 3
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 52, Hampden-Sydney 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at John Carroll 63, Centre 28
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wabash 33, Franklin 14
Box Score Recap
Final
Christopher Newport 29, at Delaware Valley 26
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hobart 22, Ithaca 15
Box Score Recap
Final
Washington and Jefferson 41, at Wittenberg 25
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Widener 36, Muhlenberg 35
Box Score Recap
Final
at Johns Hopkins 24, Rowan 16
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Wartburg 37, St. Thomas 31
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 43, Benedictine 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Whitewater 55, Macalester 2
Box Score Photos
Final
at St. John's 35, St. Scholastica 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Linfield 55, Chapman 24
Box Score Recap Photos
Nov. 23: All times Eastern
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 27, Texas Lutheran 20
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Nov. 22: All times Eastern
Final
Salve Regina 48, at Norwich 21
Box Score
Final
at Wabash 33, Franklin 14
Box Score Recap
Final
Washington and Jefferson 41, at Wittenberg 25
Box Score Recap Photos
Final - OT
MIT 27, at Husson 20
Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 63, Adrian 3
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 52, Hampden-Sydney 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at John Carroll 63, Centre 28
Box Score Recap
Final
Christopher Newport 29, at Delaware Valley 26
Box Score Recap
Final
at Widener 36, Muhlenberg 35
Box Score Recap
Final
at Johns Hopkins 24, Rowan 16
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Hobart 22, Ithaca 15
Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Framingham State 42, RPI 36
Box Score
Final
at Salisbury 48, Albright 27
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at St. John Fisher 28, Western Connecticut 14
Box Score
Final
at Morrisville State 52, Utica 41
Box Score Recap
Final
Buffalo State 59, at Waynesburg 36
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 43, Benedictine 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wartburg 37, St. Thomas 31
Box Score Recap
Final
at St. John's 35, St. Scholastica 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at UW-Whitewater 55, Macalester 2
Box Score Photos
Final
at Stevenson 29, Bethany 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Linfield 55, Chapman 24
Box Score Recap Photos
Nov. 23: All times Eastern
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 27, Texas Lutheran 20
Box Score Recap Recap Photos