Sep 09, 2018

George Fox Falls To Soka In High-Scoring Affair

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

ALISO VIEJO --- The George Fox men's soccer team traveled to California for a Saturday evening matchup against the Lions of Soka University, dropping a high-scoring match, 4-2.

Recap:

Early on the Bruin defense found themselves hunkering down on defense, but the backline managed to fend off the Lions' offensive burst in the first 15 minutes of play.

The George Fox offense responded by forcing the opposing keeper to make two saves before the 23rd minute as they narrowly missed the pair of goal-scoring opportunities.

Soka struck first, netting a goal in the 42nd minute to give the Lions the lead heading into the halftime break.

Both keepers made four saves in the first 45 minutes.

The Bruins came out aggressive in the second half, rattling off three shots in the first 13 minutes.

Soka struck again in the 58th minute to set the score at 2-0.

George Fox found pay dirt in the 69th minute as Isaiah Carrillo had a shot blocked by a Lion defender, after which the ball was collected by Alexander Robertson in the left corner of the box and promptly sent on a beeline into the upper corner of the goal, narrowing the deficit to just 2-1.

The Bruins stayed aggressive in back end of the second half, but Soka managed to score two goals in quick succession in the 82nd and 84th minutes to widen the gap to 4-1.

Bruin defender William Rudd found the back of the net in the 89th minute on a beautiful ground shot to the left corner, but the time ran out shortly after as the Bruins dropped a high-scoring affair, 4-2.

Top Performers:

Robinson and Rudd led the Bruin offense with a goal apiece. Moises Manon provided consistent pressure against the Soka defense as well, tallying two shots, both of which were on frame. Freshman goalkeeper Patrick Ehleringer saved an impressive six shots to assist the Bruin defense.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 1-2 on the season after Saturday's play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins continue their road trip in California on Sunday with a matchup against La Verne at 3:00pm.