Sep 13, 2019

Lopez Tallies 11 Saves in 0-0 Stalemate at Occidental

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
 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --- Neither George Fox nor Occidental could find the back of the net in a double-overtime draw at Jack Kemp Stadium on Friday evening.

Recap:

Freshman keeper Sebastian Lopez was the man of the match after an incredible showing in goal for Fox. Occidental nearly took the lead eight minutes in, but Lopez made his first of many saves on the night.

The Tigers' offensive pressure seemed too much at times as they registered dangerous shots in both halves. A header from Oxy's Adrian Parades forced Lopez to leave his feet in diving fashion midway through the first.

The Bruin backline was hit with eight shots in the first 45 before taking 11 after intermission.

Fox's final opportunity to score came from Cole Bautista in the second overtime period, but the Tigers ensured the contest would result in a draw.

Top Performers:

Lopez proved to be the hero for the Bruins after corraling a season-high 11 saves in goal. The freshman faced 21 shots with 16 corner kicks threatening Fox territory, but no Tiger could beat the Bruin. The team cooked up three shots with two of them going on goal.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 2-2-1 on the season after taking on their second SCIAC opponent of the year (La Verne). This was the first meeting between the two teams since the Blue & Gold suffered a 6-1 loss to the Tigers in 2016.

What Comes Next:

Fox takes a travel day off and heads to Cal Lutheran for a noon kickoff on Sunday, September 15.