NEWBERG, Ore. - For the second game in a row, the George Fox University Bruins battled their women's soccer opponent to a scoreless deadlock, this time against the visiting Warner Pacific College Knights in double overtime in a non-conference clash Saturday night here at the Austin Sports Complex.
In the first women's game ever played at the brand-new facility on Thursday, George Fox and Northwest University went 90 minutes without either team scoring, but did not play any overtimes. Coupled with the Bruins' men's game on Thursday, a 3-0 loss to Oregon Tech, the home teams are still seeking their first goal at the ASC.
After a relatively-even first half in which Warner Pacific out-shot George Fox 7-5, the Bruins dominated possession the rest of the way but could never punch across that one goal they needed. The best chance for either team to score came on a penalty kick by the Bruins' Melanie Gaither in the first minute of the second half, but Warner Pacific goalkeeper Nikita Rivera made the right move to stop the shot and preserve the scoreless tie.
The Bruins out-shot the Knights 12-1 in the second half and 5-1 in the two overtime periods, held a 9-5 advantage in shots on goal, and took six corner kicks to four for the visitors. Gaither led the Bruins with five shots and Brittany Johnson had four for the Knights.
Rivera posted nine saves in goal for Warner Pacific. George Fox starting keeper Becka Doyle stopped three shots in the first half, and sub goalie Alyssa Montero made two saves total in the second half and the two overtimes.
NEXT: George Fox (0-0-2) hosts Corban College Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Warner Pacific goes to Linfield College Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. game.