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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.
After a scoreless first half, the Bruins got on the board when Melanie Gaither took a shot that was blocked two minutes into the second period. Haley Downey retrieved the ball and passed to Brennerman, who sent it from the center of the keeper’s box into the net for a 1-0 George Fox lead at the 47:16 mark.
The Boxers tied it eight minutes later when Kamryn Plechot’s throw-in to the middle of the box was corralled and shot in by Chantal Gustine. The home team then took the lead when Kaitlyn Harper intercepted a Bruin clearing attempt and knocked it home from the top of the penalty box at the 61:07 mark.
Pacific acquired an insurance goal with four-and-a-half minutes left in the game. Plechot notched that score from five yards away after a pass from Harper.
Brittany Hartmann earned the victory in goal for the Boxers with three saves, while Bruin keeper Ally Swanson turned back four Pacific shots. The Boxers took 12 shots in all, seven on goal, to seven total tries and four on goal for the Bruins. Pacific also held a 9-1 corner kick advantage.
NEXT: George Fox (1-2-2, NWC 0-1) continues on the road this weekend, visiting the University of Puget Sound Saturday and 23rd-ranked Linfield College Sunday for conference clashes, both at 12:00 noon ... Pacific (3-0-2, NWC 1-0) goes to Linfield Saturday and Pacific Lutheran University Sunday, also at 12:00 noon for both.