Sep 16, 2017

Alonzo Nets Game-Winner In Double OT Against Blues

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
 

WALLA WALLA, Wash. --- It was a magical day for the George Fox men's soccer team, as the Bruins opened up Northwest Conference play with a 2-1 double overtime victory over the Whitman Blues.

Recap:

The game saw action right away, as the home team found the back of the net in the 16th minute to take an early 1-0 lead.

The Bruins responded nicely, though, as Moises Manon received a low cross from Ricky Hatate to net the equalizer in the 23rd minute.

Both teams kept the pace up and the keepers honest before going into the half tied at 1-1.

In the second half, Bruins' keeper Andrew Phillis was perfect. Phillis tallied three huge saves in the final 45 minutes to keep the Bruins hopes alive.

George Fox was stingy with its shots, only firing on open opportunities. The Bruins lone shot in the second overtime came as a goal from Daniel Alonzo in the 102nd minute to lift the Bruins over the Blues.

Top Performers:

Alonzo recorded his second goal of the season and first game-winner of the year. Manon fired off two shots and recorded his third goal of the season. Phillis saw 11 shots, recording 10 saves for a new career-high.

What It Means:

The Bruins open up NWC play undefeated at 1-0 and 3-4 on the season.

What Comes Next:

George Fox continues its Washington trip against Whitworth Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2:30pm.