Sep 24, 2017

Bruins Fall Short Against Bearcats

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

SALEM, Ore. --- The George Fox men's soccer team took on conference powerhouse Willamette on the road on Sunday, losing in a tightly-contested matchup, 2-0.


Although the Bruins managed to take a couple shots early, it was the Bearcats who struck first with a goal coming in the 7th minute.

George Fox came close to scoring in the 10th minute on a shot by Moises Manon but were unable to find the back of the net.

The Bearcats struck again in the 30th minute to widen the gap to 2-0.

The Bruins played tough in the first half, outshooting Willamette 8-4 despite entering halftime down 2-0.

The second half was tightly-contested as both teams struggled to set up their offenses. With a chance to narrow the deficit in the 83rd minute, Sean Owens had a header shot that was saved by the opposing keeper.

The Bruins outshot Willamette 11-10 in the game.

Top Performers:

Owens led the Bruin offense in this one, tallying three shots, two of which were on-target. Manon and Trevor Martin contributed two apiece to round out the effort.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 4-6 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host conference opponent Pacific Lutheran on Saturday at 1:30pm.