GEORGE FOX 3, ST. MARTINS 2: Bruins Slip by Saints Late to Make It Three Straight
LACEY, Wash. - Sean Daughtry scored off a corner kick from Kyle Story with just over a minute-and-a-half left in regulation, giving the George Fox University Bruins a 3-2 upset of the NCAA Division II Saint Martin's University Saints in non-conference men's soccer action Tuesday afternoon here at the Regional Athletic Complex.
The victory was the third straight for the Bruins, their longest winning streak since a three-game streak to end the 2001 season. It also enabled George Fox to surpass its win total for all of last year, when the Bruins went 2-15-3, before Northwest Conference play begins this coming weekend.
The Bruins scored first at 12:42 when Keith Marshall converted a free kick from Story into the top right corner of the net, his first goal of the year. Saint Martin's answered with a goal a minute later as Vlad Voin served it up to Brandon Scott, who sent it into the top right corner.
George Fox tacked on one more goal before the break to take a 2-1 advantage at halftime. Zach Sanders passed to Fidel Izquierdo, who flicked the ball into the left corner for the go-ahead goal at 32:30. It was Izquierdo's fourth score of the season.
The Saints evened things up at 61:52 off a corner kick by Scott that was headed by Xan Nixon back across the box to Jesse Ramos, who sent a diving header into the top right corner. The score remained that way until George Fox got the game winner at the 88:26 mark on Daughtry's fourth goal of the season.
Zac Lubin and T.J. Young split time in goal for the Saints, with Lubin making one save and Lubin getting the loss. Jake Maguire, who spent all 90 minutes in goal for George Fox, had seven saves in evening his record at 1-1. Saint Martin's held a 19-12 edge in shots, including 11-5 on goal. They also took seven corner kicks to the Bruins' four.
George Fox (3-2) opens NWC play Saturday at Whitman College, game time at 2:30 p.m. Saint Martin's (5-4) has a break before beginning Great Northwest Athletic Conference play Thursday, Sept. 24, with a 3:00 p.m. home match against Northwest Nazarene University.