OLYMPIA, Wash. - After battling back from a 2-0 deficit with a pair of first-half goals, the George Fox University Bruins missed a chance to pick up their first win of the season as they allowed two more goals in the second half and dropped a 4-2 non-conference women’s soccer decision to the Evergreen State College Geoducks Friday here at the Evergreen Pitch.
The Geoducks opened the scoring in the 13th minute when
Rayna Murphy fed a ross to the foot of Teresa Lopez, who put it
just inside the right post for a 1-0 Evergreen lead.
Anastasia Daniels scored her first goal of the afternoon in the
26th minute on a chip shot from about eight yards out that went
over the head of GFU keeper Becka Doyle.
George Fox scored its first goal in the 32nd minute when Cassady
Gardner took advantage of a free kick opportunity and sailed it
past Evergreen keeper Lauren Davidson for her first goal of the
season. The Bruins evened things up less than three minutes
later as Shannon Olson sprinted down the right side and crossed a
shot past Davidson inside the left post. It was also her
The teams headed into halftime tied at 2-2. The stats were
also pretty even as Evergreen outshot George Fox only 8-6 in the
first 45 minutes.
The second half however turned out to be all Evergreen, however,
as the Geoducks regained the lead in the 62nd minute after Brianna
Speed beat Doyle one-on-one for a 3-2 advantage. Evergreen
closed out the scoring minutes later as Daniels gathered the
rebound following a saved shot by Deirdre Dornay and put it in from
point-blank range in the 69th minute. With her second goal,
Daniels became the first Geoduck since Brianna Speed in 2008 to
record a multi-goal game.
Evergreen out-shot the Bruins 10-3 in the second half.
Despite giving up four scores, Doyle was solid in net for GFU,
making 10 saves, including seven in the second half. Davidson
had three stops for Evergreen.
NEXT: George Fox (0-2-2), which has now
completed its non-conference schedule, opens Northwest Conference
play Wednesday at Pacific University at 7:00 p.m. ... Evergreen
(2-2) visits NCAA Division I Eastern Washington University next
Fridau at 4:00 p.m.