WHAT'S BRUIN - Men's Soccer Weekly News & Notes 9/23
Overall Record: 0-4-1 (Home 0-3-1, Road 0-1)
NWC Record: 0-2, 7th T (Home 0-2, Road 0-0)
* Coming Up: Bruins Play First NWC Road Games at Willamette, Linfield
* Recent Games: Bruins Go 0-2 in First Two NWC Matches at Home vs. “Whits”
* NWC Stats: Bruins 2nd in Conference in Goalkeeper Saves
Coming Up :
Sat., Sept. 24, 2:30 pm - at Willamette University, Salem, Ore. (NWC)
Sun., Sept. 26, 2:30 pm - at Linfield College, McMinnville, Ore. (NWC)
The Bruins will look to pick up their first Northwest Conference wins of the season (and their first wins overall) when they visit Willamette Saturday and Linfield Sunday, both at 2:30 p.m. These are the first two conference road contests of the season for the Bruins, who will also be out to snap a two-game losing skid. No multi-media plans are scheduled for either match.
This Week’s Opponents:
Willamette (2-4-1, NWC 0-2, 7th T): The Bearcats from Salem, Ore., were picked 6th in the NWC pre-season poll, the Bruins 8th ... After a 2-0-1 start, the Bearcats have lost their last four, including a 2-0 setback at Puget Sound on Sunday ... The Bruins have lost the last four matches with the Bearcats and tied the match before that ... Willamette won last year 3-2 in Salem on Sept. 26 and 4-2 in Newberg on Oct. 18 ... The Bruins’ last win in the series was 3-1 on Sept. 12, 2007 ... Willamette in the latest NWC stats: shots (7th, 54), points (7th, 18), goals (7th, 6), assists (5th T, 6), goals allowed (4th, 10), goals against avg. (4th, 1.38), saves (1st, 40), shutouts (5th, 2) ... Bob Paras is 5th in goals (3, T) ... Mike McGrew is 6th in assists (2, T) ... Trevor Jensen is 6th in assists (2, T) ... Eben Hellekson is 1st in saves (28, T), 5th in save pct. (.757), shutouts (1, T), 7th in goals against avg. (1.72) ... Alfred Zuniga is 5th in shutouts (1, T), 10th in saves (11, T) ... Coach Nelson Larson is 14-63-2 to date in his 5th year ... Next: Sept. 26 vs. Pacific, 2:30 pm.
Linfield (2-3-1, NWC 1-1, 3rd T): The Wildcats from McMinnville, Ore., were picked 5th in the NWC pre-season poll, the Bruins 8th ... The Wildcats are coming off a 3-2 win at Pacific Lutheran on Sunday ... The Wildcats have won the last three meetings, including 3-1 in Newberg on Sept. 27 and 3-0 in McMinnville on Oct. 17 last year ... The Bruins’ last win in the series was 3-1 in Newberg on Oct. 5, 2008 ... Linfield in the latest NWC stats: shots (5th, 81), points (5th, 25), goals (5th, 10), assists (7th, 5), goals allowed (5th T, 11), goals against avg. (6th, 1.71), saves (4th, 30), shutouts (8th, 0) ... Michel Camacho is 3rd in shots (20, T), 5th in goals (3, T), 8th in points (7, T) ... Tyler Repic is 7th in shots (17, T) ... Danny Snelgrow is 10th in shots (16) ... Jon Thompson is 6th in goals against avg. (1.64), 10th in save pct. (.688), saves (11, T) ... Cody Tipton is 4th in saves (18, T), 6th in save pct. (.750, T), 8th in goals against avg. (1.77) ... Coach Ian Lefebvre is 25-34-2 to date in his 4th season ... Linfield hosts Pacific Friday before meeting the Bruins ... Next: Oct. 2 vs. Whitworth, 2:30 pm.
Recent Results (0-2):
Fri., Sept. 17 - L 0-2 vs. Whitman
The Bruins opened Northwest Conference play with a home night game and allowed a Missionary goal in each half. The Bruins got 9 shots, 4 on goal, with Christian Reed taking the most shots (3). Goalie Elliott Davis had 4 saves.
Sun., Sept. 19 - L 0-2 vs. Whitworth
The Pirates’ defense limited the Bruins to 6 shots, only one on goal, as the Bruins were shut out for the 4th time in 5 games. Elliott Davis stopped 8 shots by the Pirates, who had 19 shots in all and 10 on goal. The Bruins are still seeking their first goal at home on the brand-new Austin Sports Complex field.
BRUIN BITS ---
* 2010 Honors
Torrey Santiago ---
- Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athlete of the Week - (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
- Northwest Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week - (HM, Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
Danny Kamna ---
- Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athlete of the Week - (Sept. 6-12)
- Northwest Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week - (HM, Sept. 6-12)
* NWC Stats: Bruins Rank 2nd in Conference in Keeper Saves
George Fox in the latest Northwest Conference statistics (thru Sept. 22): shots (8th, 52), points (8th, 3), goals (8th, 1), assists (8th, 1), goals allowed (5th T, 11), goals against avg. (8th, 2.11), saves (2nd, 35), shutouts (6th T, 1) ...
Christian Reed: shots per game (10th, 2.20) ...
Danny Kamna: goals against avg. (10th, 1.80), save pct. (6th T, .750), saves (9th, 12), saves per game (2nd, 6.00), shutouts (5th T, 1) ...
Elliott Davis: save pct. (6th T, .750), saves (3rd, 21), saves per game (1st, 7.00) ...
* Coach Tim Tsohantaridis:
Tim Tsohantaridis (Barrington ‘ 77) is 57-56-8 (.504) in the third year of his second tour of duty and seventh season overall as head coach of the George Fox men’s team. He led the Bruins to a 50-23-4 record from 1986-89, winning the NCCAA national championship in 1988 and earning NCCAA National Coach of the Year honors for that achievement. Counting a 7-6-1 record in one season (1979) at Barrington, he has a cumulative record in his eighth season as a college head coach of 64-62-9 (.507). He is also a professor of Biblical studies at George Fox. Click here for the complete bio on Coach Tsohantaridis.