Sep 06, 2017

Bruins Earn First Win of Season Over Caltech

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

TACOMA, Wash. --- The George Fox men's soccer team hosted Caltech in a neutral game Wednesday afternoon, as the Bruins recorded their first win of the season in 1-0 fashion.


The Beavers led the way for most of the first half, out shooting the Bruins 11-6. Although the Beavers were in full force, Bruins' goalkeeper Austin Burdick was up to the task, recording four saves before halftime.

Both teams went into the break with score tied at 0-0.

George Fox wasted no time in the second half, finding the back of the net in the 47th minute. Bryce Towne setup Jorge Huaracha-Canchola for the game-winner after a nice move to sneak the ball in on the far side.

The Bruins' offense continued to be stellar, pouring in shot after shot in the final 45 minutes. The Bruins finished the game out shooting the Beavers 16-4 in the second half.

George Fox ended the game with 22 shots, while Caltech recorded 15.

Top Performers:

Huaracha-Canchola led the offense with one goal, while Sean Owens fired off a team-high five shots. Trevor Martin and Alejandro Saldana both combined for four shots apiece. Towne recorded three shots to go with his one assist. 

What It Means:

With the win, the Bruins now stand at 1-3 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will host Northwest Christian for their home opener Sunday, Sept. 10.