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LINFIELD 2, GEORGE FOX 0: Record-Breaking Goal Helps Wildcats Upend Bruins
McMINNVILLE, Ore. –
Goals by Anna Sours and Emily Fellows, the latter resulting in the
establishment of two new Linfield College records, lifted the
Wildcats past the visiting George Fox University Bruins 2-0 in a
Northwest Conference women’s soccer match Sunday afternoon
here at the Linfield soccer field.
After failing to cash in on several shot attempts early in the first half, Linfield finally took a 1-0 advantage in the 38th minute as Sours lofted a shot from 25 yards out over George Fox goalie Becka Doyle’s head and into the top right corner of the net. It was her third goal of the season.
In the 89th minute of the second half, Fellows registered her 17th goal of the season, breaking the Linfield single-season standard of 16 set by Kathleen Wochnick in 2003. The goal also gave her 39 points for the season, surpassing Bryn Devlin's record of 38 points set in 2002. Jenna Quiring set up the record-setting header with a perfectly placed free kick into the box.
Linfield finished the match outshooting George Fox 23-6 overall and 13-5 in shots on goal, while holding a 7-2 advantage in corner kick attempts. Kelsey Hasselblad tallied five saves in goal for the Wildcats, while Doyle made 11 saves to give the Bruins a chance until the very end.
NEXT: George Fox (3-7-2, NWC 2-6) opens the second half of conference play Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. ... Linfield (8-4, NWC 6-2), which is only a game behind league co-leaders Whitworth University and the University of Puget Sound, returns to action Wednesday with a road match against Willamette University in Salem, Ore., at 5:00 p.m.