Oct 04, 2019

Whitman Upends Men’s Soccer at Home, 3-1

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 --- Solek Ashkinos scored in the first half, but Whitman scored two unanswered goals to take the 3-1 win on a damp Friday night.


The first 10 minutes saw a split battle on the pitch before the Blues started to gain control. After failing to convert multiple corner kicks, the visitors managed to beat George Fox to the board. A foul in the box lined up WC's Jourdan Furukawa for the penalty kick, which was good for the 1-0 lead 27 minutes into play.

Ashkinos responded seven minutes later as he leveled the score at 1-1 with his second goal of the season. The freshman worked his way around two defenders on the left side and beat the Blue's keeper, but that was it for Fox on the scoreboards.

A tripping call put Oscar Harding in scoring position and gave Whitman the go-ahead goal in the final minutes of the first half.  

The Bruins' best chance of the second half came as Jackson Keller stepped up to take a penalty kick in the 52nd minute. Owen Davis-Bower was able to deflect the attempt and save the rebound shot to keep Fox from scoring.

The Blues sealed their 3-1 victory in the 67th minute with a goal from Jacob Barsher. Both teams would exchange shots, but time would run out with no further action on the board.

Top Performers

Ashkinos netted the Bruins' lone goal of the match and put up a team-high four shots. Ohm Harape and Keller joined with two shots apiece while four others each added one of their own. Cole Benton and Richie Seaman shared time in net for the Bruins with Benton totaling six saves in his 71-minute effort.

What It Means

The Bruins fall to 3-7-1 on the season and remain winless in conference action.

What Comes Next

Fox turns around and welcomes Whitworth to Austin Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. after the women's game.