Oct 07, 2018

Bruins Beat Boxers 2-0 At Home

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

NEWBERG --- The George Fox men's soccer team earned their first conference win of 2018 on Sunday, Oct. 7, beating Pacific University at home, 2-0.

Recap:

The first half went back-and-forth between the Bruins and the Boxers. Both teams tallied two shots, but George Fox was able to create chances on set pieces. They earned three corner kicks in the opening period.

Neither team was able to score before the break and the teams went into halftime tied, 0-0.

George Fox took control in the second half. The Bruin defense kept the Boxers from getting shots off in the final 45, allowing the offense to get to work. After applying consistent pressure through the meat of the second half, William Rudd found pay dirt in the 82nd minute on a howler from outside of the box, giving the Bruins the late lead, 1-0.

The home team was not done, however. Following a deflected shot in the 90th minute, the Bruins earned a penalty kick which was converted by Moises Manon.

The Bruins won 2-0 in front of the home crowd thanks in large part to their defense, which held the Boxers without a single shot on target in 90 minutes.

Top Performers:

Manon got it done on offense today, tallying four shots while converting a penalty kick. Rudd scored the Bruins' other goal to round out the scoring.

What It Means:

The Bruins earn their first conference win and move to 1-5-1 in NWC play, while their overall record improves to 2-8-1.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Puget Sound on Saturday in a conference matchup set for 12:00pm.