Oct 15, 2017

Bruins Fall In OT To 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

TACOMA, Wash. --- George Fox men's soccer team had quite the game Sunday, as the Bruins and the Pacific Lutheran Lutes needed more than 90 minutes to determine the winner. The Lutes managed to come out on top with a goal in the first overtime.


The Bruins controlled most of the first half, outshooting the Lutes, 6-3. Sean Owens looked to get the Bruins on the board early in the game with back-to-back shots in the 16th minute. The Lutes' defense kept Owens from firing one on target with two defensive blocks.

Moises Manon had an opportunity in the 19th minute, but a Lute save by keeper Tyler Ohata kept the Bruins on the hunt.

George Fox went into the half tied with Pacific Lutheran at 0-0.

The Lutes turned the script on the Bruins in the second half, firing off three shots in the first 15 minutes. Pacific Lutheran seemed to find a groove, as the home team outshot the Bruins 9-3 in the final 45 minutes.

Trevor Martin was able to get off his second shot on goal in the 74th minute, but again, Lutes' keeper Ohata was there to make the save.

Bruins' keeper continued to keep the Bruins in the game with two huge saves in the 86th and 87th minute to force extra time.

In the first overtime, the Lutes broke through on a corner kick. A ball was sent into the box, and two Lute players were able to get a foot on it, but the George Fox defense blocked both tries. After the second shot was blocked, the ball was deflected to Lutes' Chris Trussel, who sent in the game-winner in the 96th minute.

Top Performers:

Trevor Martin and Moises Manon both finished with a team-high three shots and two shots on goal. Andrew Phillis played all 96 minutes for the Bruins, recording six saves.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 4-11 on the season and 2-7 in the Northwest Conference.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins come back home for a game against Willamette Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12pm.