2012-13 PRESS RELEASES

January 18, 2013
Cory Hand Becomes Only Third Coach in History of Women’s Soccer at George Fox
NEWBERG, Ore. – Cory Hand, the director of the Girls Youth Development Westside Timbers program and a staff member of the Portland Timbers Olympic Development Program, has been named the new head women’s soccer coach at George Fox University, becoming only the third coach in the 22-year history of the sport at the school.

November 26, 2012
Hetherington Announces Resignation from George Fox after 11 Women’s Soccer Seasons
NEWBERG, Ore. – After 11 seasons as head coach of the women’s soccer team at George Fox University, Andy Hetherington has resigned from the Bruins’ program to concentrate on his work as executive director of the Northside Community Health Clinic, which provides free dental and medical health care for the uninsured of north Portland.

November 9, 2012
Gaither Closes Career as Bruin Athlete of the Week, HM for NWC Offensive Honors
NEWBERG, Ore. – After missing two weeks with a leg injury, George Fox University forward Melanie Gaither came back with a game-winning goal and was named the Bruin Women’s Athlete of the Week for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, along with receiving honorable mention for the Northwest Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week.

November 8, 2012
ALL-NWC: Bruins’ Beaudry, Gaither, Harder Receive All-Northwest Conference Honors
NEWBERG, Ore. – A trio of George Fox University Bruins - defender Corin Beaudry for Second Team honors, and forward Melanie Gaither and midfielder Esther Harder as honorable mention - have received All-Northwest Conference Women’s Soccer accolades for their 2012 performances as voted on by the league’s nine coaches.

November 3, 2012
PACIFIC LUTHERAN 2, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruins Fall to Lutes as Season Comes to a Close
NEWBERG, Ore. – Hoping to close the 2012 season with a modest two-game winning streak, the George Fox University Bruins instead let visiting Pacific Lutheran University off the hook and dropped a 2-0 decision to the Lutes in a Northwest Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

November 2, 2012
GEORGE FOX 1, LEWIS & CLARK 0: Gaither Enters Top 10 Lists as Bruins Top Pioneers
NEWBERG, Ore. – Moving into the George Fox University top 10 in both goals and points, senior forward Melanie Gaither scored midway through the second half to give the Bruins a 1-0 Northwest Conference women’s soccer win over the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers Friday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

October 28, 2012
PUGET SOUND 3, GEORGE FOX 1: Loggers Stay Alive in NWC Chase with Win over Bruins
NEWBERG, Ore. – Keeping alive their hopes for an 11th straight Northwest Conference women’s soccer title, the University of Puget Sound Loggers broke open a scoreless duel with three second-half goals and went on to a 3-1 win over the George Fox University Bruins in a critical match Sunday afternoon here at the rain-soaked Austin Sports Complex.

October 27, 2012
LINFIELD 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruins Slow but Can’t Stop Wildcats’ Drive for NWC Title
NEWBERG, Ore. – In one of their best defensive efforts of the season, the George Fox University Bruins slowed but could not stop the Linfield College Wildcats, who got a second-half goal for a 1-0 win and maintained a share of first place in the Northwest Conference women’s soccer race Saturday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

October 21, 2012
WHITWORTH 2, GEORGE FOX 1: NWC-Leading Pirates Survive 2nd Upset Bid by Bruins
SPOKANE, Wash. – For the second time this season, the Northwest Conference co-leading Whitworth University Pirates narrowly avoided an upset by George Fox University, breaking a tie in the 81st minute to steal away with a 2-1 win over the Bruins in women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon here at the Whitworth soccer field.

October 20, 2012
WHITMAN 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Missionaries’ Goal in Final Two Minutes Dooms Bruins
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Another stellar defensive effort by the George Fox University Bruins once again went for naught as the Whitman College Missionaries scored the only goal of the game with two minutes left in regulation for a 1-0 Northwest Conference women’s soccer win Saturday afternoon here at the Whitman Athletic Field.

October 17, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN 10/17: Women’s Soccer Weekly News & Notes
* HIGHLIGHT: Young Named Bruin Athlete of the Week, HM for NWC Honors * COMING UP: Bruins Make Eastern Washington Swing to Play the “Whits” * NWC STATS: Young Leads League in Penalty Kick Goals Scored

October 13, 2012
WILLAMETTE 2, GEORGE FOX 0: Bearcat Defense Limits Short-Handed Bruins’ Chances
SALEM, Ore. – Scoring one goal in each half while defensively limiting short-handed George Fox University to only three shots total and one shot on goal, the Willamette University Bearcats posted a 2-0 victory over the visiting Bruins in a Northwest Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon here at Sparks Field.

October 10, 2012
GEORGE FOX 4, PACIFIC 0: Young’s Two Goals and Assist Lead Bruins to Win over Boxers
NEWBERG, Ore. – Michelle Young scored two goals and assisted on another before leaving with an arm injury late in the game, leading the George Fox University Bruins to a 4-0 win over the Pacific University Boxers as the second half of the Northwest Conference women’s soccer season got under way Wednesday night here at the Austin Sports Complex.

October 7, 2012
LEWIS & CLARK 6, GEORGE FOX 1: Pios Pour It On in 2nd Half to Run Away from Bruins
PORTLAND, Ore. – A penalty kick goal by Michelle Young got the George Fox University Bruins off to a fast start two minutes into their Northwest Conference women’s soccer game at Lewis & Clark College’s Griswold Stadium here Sunday afternoon - then the wheels fell off as the Pioneers scored six unanswered goals en route to a 6-1 runaway win.

October 6, 2012
PACIFIC LUTHERAN 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Lutes Edge Bruins in Matchup of Masters of OT
PARKLAND, Wash. – In a matchup of Northwest Conference women’s soccer teams that had already played a combined total of 10 overtime games this fall, the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes edged the George Fox University Bruins 1-0 Saturday afternoon here at East Field - in the naturally-to-be-expected second overtime period.

October 5, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Swanson HM for NWC Weekly Honors; 2 Road Games This Weekend
* HIGHLIGHT: Swanson HM for NWC Weekly Defensive Honors * COMING UP: Bruins Hit the Road to PLU, L&C This Weekend * NWC STATS: Bruin Goalkeepers Among Conference’s Top 5

September 30, 2012
WILLAMETTE 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruin Offense Stymied by Bearcat Defense in Close Loss
NEWBERG, Ore. – A stout Willamette University defense held George Fox University’s offense to only three shots all day, none on goal, and the Bearcats scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute to take a 1-0 Northwest Conference women’s soccer victory over the Bruins Sunday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

September 23, 2012
WHITMAN 2, GEORGE FOX 1: Missionaries Hand Bruins 2nd Straight Overtime Loss
NEWBERG, Ore. – Clara Merlino scored from 18 yards out 32 seconds into the first overtime as the Whitman College Missionaries handed the George Fox University Bruins their second straight heart-breaking overtime loss 2-1 in Northwest Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

September 22, 2012
WHITWORTH 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Overtime Goal Lifts NWC-Leading Pirates Past Bruins
NEWBERG, Ore. – A looping shot from 20 yards away by Mackenzie Grow just snuck under the crossbar late in the first overtime, lifting Whitworth University past the George Fox University Bruins 1-0 and keeping the Pirates atop the Northwest Conference women’s soccer standings Saturday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

September 16, 2012
LINFIELD 2, GEORGE FOX 0: Pair of Good Fellows Goals Lifts No. 23 Wildcats by Bruins
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - A pair of goals by Northwest Conference scoring leader Emily Fellows, one in each half, carried the nationally-ranked Linfield College Wildcats to a 2-0 win over the George Fox University Bruins and the best start in team history in a women’s soccer match Sunday afternoon here at the Linfield soccer field.

September 15, 2012
PUGET SOUND 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Loggers Squeeze by Bruins in Stout Defensive Struggle
TACOMA, Wash. - Scoring off a rebounded shot early in the second half, the University of Puget Sound Loggers made that one goal stand up as the pre-season Northwest Conference favorites squeezed past the feisty George Fox University Bruins 1-0 in women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon here at Baker Stadium.

September 12, 2012
PACIFIC 3, GEORGE FOX 1: Bruins Begin Conference Play by Bowing to Boxers on Road
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Rookie forward Jordyn Brennerman’s third goal of the season gave the George Fox University Bruins a lead early in the second half, but the Pacific University Boxers rallied with three scores of their own for a 3-1 win in the Northwest Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams Wednesday night here at Lincoln Park Stadium.

September 9, 2012
GEORGE FOX 4, WARNER PACIFIC 0: Bruins Daze Knights for Initial Win of New Season
NEWBERG, Ore. - Jordyn Brennerman and Melanie Gaither each collected four points, Brennerman on two goals and Gaither on a goal and two assists, as the George Fox University Bruins picked up their first win of the new women’s soccer season 4-0 over the Warner Pacific College Knights in a non-conference match Sunday afternoon.

September 8, 2012
GEORGE FOX 1, EVERGREEN STATE 1: Bruins Score First but Geoducks Forge Late Tie
NEWBERG, Ore. - A first-half goal by Molly Norton gave the George Fox University Bruins a lead they held for most of the game, but the Evergreen State College Geoducks scored with less than four minutes left in regulation, resulting in an eventual 1-1 double-overtime tie in a non-conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon here at the Austin Sports Complex.

September 6, 2012
GEORGE FOX 0, NW CHRISTIAN 0: Bruin Play Solid Defense in Scoreless Tie with Beacons
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A stout George Fox University defense allowed only five shots in the game and just two on goal to the Northwest Christian University Beacons, but the Bruins’ offense could not punch through a needed goal as the teams settled for a 0-0 double-overtime tie in a non-conference women’s soccer match Thursday night here at Mike Kelly Field.

September 1, 2012
OREGON TECH 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruins Open Season with OT Loss to Visiting Owls
NEWBERG, Ore. - After setting a school record with eight overtime games in 2011, the 2012 George Fox University women’s soccer team picked up right where it left off last season by dropping a 1-0 heartbreaker in overtime to the visiting Oregon Institute of Technology Owls in the Bruins’ season opener Saturday evening here at the Austin Sports Complex.

August 31, 2012
PREVIEW: Bruins Aim to Turn OT’s into W’s for Improved 2012 Women’s Soccer Season
NEWBERG, Ore. - In a game in which scoring is at a premium, one goal can make a huge difference - Just ask the 2011 George Fox University Bruins, whose 2-12-6 record in women’s soccer of last fall included a school-record eight overtime games, another record of six ties, and 15 of their 20 games determined by one goal.

August 16, 2012
NWC POLL: Bruins Picked 8th in 2012 NWC Women’s Soccer Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll
NEWBERG, Ore. - Coming off a 2-12-6 record in 2011, it is understandable that George Fox University has been picked to finish eighth in the Northwest Conference women's soccer race in 2012, according to a pre-season poll of the league’s nine coaches - but if the Bruins can turn their overtime games (0-2-6) into wins, they could be the surprise team of the fall.

Final - 2OT November 09
Women's Soccer
T, 1-1 vs. Whitworth
Final November 08
Women's Soccer
L, 1-0 vs. Whitman
Final November 03
Women's Soccer
L, 3-1 vs. Pacific (Ore.)
Final November 02
Women's Soccer
L, 1-0 vs. Linfield
Final October 27
Women's Soccer
L, 2-1 at Puget Sound
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