Mar 12, 2017

George Fox Faces Colorado College in Non-Conference Game

A Winning Tradition

  • One Co-Champions Northwest Conference Championship (2016) 
  • One Northwest Conference Player of the Year (Alexa Nakashimada - 2016)
  • 21 All-Northwest Conference Athletes  

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG, Ore. -- - The George Fox lacrosse team hosted the undefeated Colorado College for a non-conference matchup on Sunday, losing the contest, 18-7.

Recap:
The first half was highly contested as both teams struggled to take the lead. It was Tigers who struck first, going on a two-goal run in the opening five minutes.

George Fox came back with a goal of their own only two minutes later as Miranda Edwords managed to find the back of the net.

Another two goals by Colorado set the score at 4-1, but Edwords struck again with 17 minutes left in the half to cut the lead to just two.

The game continued to be a back-and- forth affair as a goal by the Pirates was matched by yet another goal by Edwords – the score was set at 5-3.

Edwords continued her offensive assault with another two goals with less than ten minutes left in the period, scoring a whopping five goals in the first half alone.

Lois Ray found her way into the scoring column as well with a beautiful goal with only three minutes remaining to cut the Tiger lead to just one.

The Bruins had a tougher time scoring in the second half as a slew of runs by the away team dampened what had been a close game.

Lois Ray tallied her second goal of the day and her fifth on the season with just over a minute before the end of the game.

Top Performers:
Edwords was unstoppable today, scoring five goals in only eight shots. The effort set her at thirteen
goals in only three games on the season. Ray played a huge role as well, tallying two goals in only two shots. Mikaela Easterlin anchored the Bruin defense with a whopping 16 saves.

What It Means:
The Bruins remain undefeated in conference play and move to 2-1 on the season.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins travel to Pacific next Saturday for a conference game set for 3:00pm.