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WSOC: GEORGE FOX 3, LINFIELD 0 McKinseys Goals Spark Bruins by Wildcats
NEWBERG, Ore. - Senior forward Jenny McKinsey scored the first two goals of the game and assisted on a third, sparking the George Fox University Bruins to a 3-0 win over their Yamhill County rivals, the Linfield College Wildcats, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match Sunday afternoon here at Morse Field.
McKinsey gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead 11:27 into the game when she collected a long indirect free kick from Jordan Haselnus just inside the 18-yard box and sent it straight into the net from 15 yards out. It was the only score of the first half.
The Bruins began to pull away with McKinsey's second goal at 64:51 in the second half. Esther Harder sent a corner kick from the right into the box, where Haselnus flicked it to McKinsey in the middle for a 10-yard score to the left of Linfield goalkeeper Kelsey Hasselblad. It was her sixth goal of the season. McKinsey later drove the left baseline and crossed to Kirsten Cardwell coming in from the right, where she had an easy five-yard tap into the net for her seventh goal.
With her two goals, McKinsey moved into a tie for third on the all-time George Fox goals list with 29, tying Brooke (Pitner) Erickson (2000-02). The assist was the 20th of her career, extending her own Bruin record. With 78 career points, she is one away from Gegi Bonera's second-place total of 79. Cardwell's goal was her 22nd all-time, moving her into fifth on the George Fox charts.
Bruin keeper Autumn Van Meter made seven saves on the Wildcats' nine total shots, posting her second career shutout. Linfield was hampered in its offensive opportunities by the loss of leading scorer MacKenzie Doty, who has nine goals and 20 points on the season, 16 minutes into the contest due to a hip pointer. George Fox had 16 shots, nine on goal, with Hasselblad making six saves. The Bruins also had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
George Fox (6-6, NWC 3-5) hosts Pacific University at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday while Linfield (6-6, NWC 3-5) welcomes Willamette University Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Both are conference games.