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.
Ally Swanson, in her first collegiate start at goalkeeper, made saves on both of the Beacons’ shots that would have gone in the net and went the distance to earn the deadlock. The Bruins’ defensive line, anchored by Corin Beaudry, Hannah Smith and Haley Downey, who likewise played all of the game’s 110 minutes, kept the Beacons at a distance and allowed them only three other off-target shots.
Northwest Christian keeper Kristen Fulbright, who played club ball with Swanson, faced 23 George Fox shots, 11 of them on goal, and stopped them all for her second shutout in three games. Bruin newcomers Ashley Baugh and Michelle Young had most of the visitors’ opportunities with five shots apiece, Baugh with three of them on goal, but Swanson was able to stymie every once.
George Fox held a 6-4 edge in corner kick chances, while Northwest Christian committed 14 fouls to just eight for the Bruins.
NEXT: George Fox (0-1-1) returns home to host the Evergreen State College Geoducks Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ... Northwest Christian (1-1-1) also plays Saturday, hosting Pacific University (Ore.) at 1:00 p.m. ... Both games are non-conference matchups between Northwest Conference and Cascade Collegiate Conference teams.