Sep 07, 2016

Bruins Hit Road Against Southern Oregon

A Winning Tradition

  • 2 NCCAA National Championships (1988, 1990)
  • 4 NCCAA National Tournaments (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990)
  • 4 NCCAA District/Regional Championships (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990)
  • 6 NCCAA District/Regional Tournaments (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
  • 1 NAIA National Tournament (1993)
  • 1 NAIA Regional/Area Championship (1993)
  • 3 NAIA Regional/Area Tournaments (1993, 1996, 1998)
  • 2 NAIA District Championships (1990, 1993)
  • 5 NAIA District Tournaments (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 Northwest Conference Tournaments (1995, 1996)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Tournament (1994)
  • 4 NAIA Top 25 National Rankings (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • 1 NCCAA National Player of the Year (Dan LaVeine, 1990)
  • 1 NSCAA/Umbro National Goalkeeper of the Year (Jeff Nelson, 1994)
  • 1 NAIA Area Coach of the Year
  • 1 NAIA District Coach of the Year
  • 34 All-Americans 
  • 16 Academic All-Americans 
  • 11 players signed to professional contracts

ASHLAND, Ore. --- The George Fox men's soccer team hit the road Wednesday afternoon with a nonconference game against the Raiders of Southern Oregon in a 2-0 loss.

Both teams tested the goalies early as a total of eight shots took place in the span of 20 minutes. Alan Rojas was the first to give the Bruins a chance after a well struck ball found the hands of Raiders' goalkeeper Jonathan Morales. The Raiders went on the counter attack for the next 10 minutes, but Ricardo Sotelo was up for the challenge stopping two of the four shots on frame. Joab Logan produced some offense for the Bruins five minutes later with some impressive dribbling, but again, Morales was up for the challenge.

Both teams went into the half tied at 0-0.

The Raiders came out aggressive in the start of the second, firing off three shots in the first five minutes. In the 53rd minute, the Raiders found some room after Mitchell Pinney found Paul Matyas crossing in the middle for the first goal of the game. The Bruins did their best to find the equalizer, but the next two shots missed just wide. SOU sealed the deal in the 74th minute when Greg Rapet found teammate Carlos Magana outside the box, who then drove a ball in the top corner for the 2-0 advantage.

Top Performers:
Sotelo was impressive in the net despite the loss, recording seven saves on the day. Miguel Lopez led the Bruins with two shots, while Rojas and Logan both put one shot on frame.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will look to bounce back on Saturday in their final nonconference road game against Concordia – Portland at 6 p.m.