Sep 17, 2016

Bruins Take On High-Powered Lutes

A Winning Tradition

  • Two NCCAA National Championships (1988, 1990)
  • Four NCCAA National Tournaments (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990)
  • Four NCCAA District/Regional Championships (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990)
  • Six NCCAA District/Regional Tournaments (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
  • One NAIA National Tournament (1993)
  • One NAIA Regional/Area Championship (1993)
  • Three NAIA Regional/Area Tournaments (1993, 1996, 1998)
  • Two NAIA District Championships (1990, 1993)
  • Five NAIA District Tournaments (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Two Northwest Conference Tournaments (1995, 1996)
  • One Cascade Conference Tournament (1994)
  • Four NAIA Top 25 National Rankings (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • One NCCAA National Player of the Year (Dan LaVeine, 1990)
  • One NSCAA/Umbro National Goalkeeper of the Year (Jeff Nelson, 1994)
  • One NAIA Area Coach of the Year
  • One NAIA District Coach of the Year
  • 34 All-Americans 
  • 16 Academic All-Americans 
  • 11 players signed to professional contracts

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's soccer team played their first home game Saturday against the high-powered offense of Pacific Lutheran, losing the game 4-1.

The conference-leading offense of Pacific Lutheran showed early as the Lutes managed to put two in the back of the net in the first half. The Bruins struck back in the 39th minute with Victor Garcia catching the goalkeeper dribbling too far out of the box and sending the ball into an empty net, closing the gap to 2-1 at the half.

The Bruins came out of the field room with a vengeance, as they tallied four clean shots at the keeper in a fifteen-minute window, dominating both possession and momentum. The Lutes' offense, however, managed to come back and score two more goals despite stellar play by the Bruins' goalkeeper Austin Burdick.

The game was competitive through all 90 minutes, despite the score.

Top Performers:
Bruins' midfielder Victor Garcia spearheaded the scoring effort of the team with three shots, two on frame and one goal. Trevor Martin wasn't far behind with two shots of his own, and Alan Rojas also had one shot on frame in the math. Burdick continued to play well between the sticks with eight saves.  

What's Next:
The Bruins look to bounce back Sunday with a home game against conference rival Puget Sound. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.