Aug 30, 2019

Bruins Blank Lions in 2019 Home Opener, 1-0

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
 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's soccer team shutout Multnomah, 1-0, in the season premiere on Friday evening at Austin Sports Complex. The Bruins dominated offensively through the entirety of the game, but it was Sophomore Tyson Horn who found the back of the net in the second half.

Recap:

Fox established control early on as freshman Ohm Harape took his first stab at goal in the opening minute. Nine different Bruins would attempt to crack the Lions' defense in the first period.

Fouls littered both sides throughout the game as Multnomah struggled to make way into their host's zone. The Bruins repeatedly created scoring opportunities but Lions' goalie Adam Moorhead was too much for their frontline.

The Lions kept the Bruins at bay entering intermission and staved them off until minute 68. Both teams exchanged possession at midfield until freshman Connor Flolo chipped a pass that settled perfectly in front of Horn, setting him up for his first-career goal.

The Bruins maintained their lead as time wound down, despite their many efforts to distance themselves from the Lions. MU crept closer towards into Fox territory late in the game but the push came too late and neither team would score again.

Top Performers:

Horn put Moorhead to work, rattling off a team-high nine shots with two on goal. Harape led a battering of the backline in his debut, taking five shots while Sean Beuckens, Kevin Garcia, and Cole Bautista each took three of their own. All in all, 10 different Bruins placed shots on frame in their time on the pitch.

What It Means: 

This victory marks the third straight home-opener win for the Bruins and a 1-0 start to the 2019 season.

What Happens Next:

Fox continues its homestand by hosting the College of Idaho on Sunday, September 1 at noon.