Oct 12, 2019

Bruins Settle for 1-1 Draw at Pacific (Ore.)

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
 

FOREST GROVE, Ore. --- The George Fox men's soccer team engaged in a marathon of a match with Pacific (Ore.) that ended with no decision on Saturday afternoon. Ohm Harape scored the Bruins' lone goal in the 1-1 tie at Hanson Stadium.

Recap

The Bruins struck first as Ohm Harape capitalized on a Boxer error in just the third minute of play. The freshman fielded a pass from Pacific keeper Jack Cuevas and with one touch, buried a shot in the back of the empty net. Harape now holds a share in the three-way tie for team scoring leader with two goals on the season. 

Boxers' Grant Lutredge leveled the match at 1-1 29 minutes later as he headed in a perfect cross. Lutredge has been a threat all season and now leads their team in scoring.

With seconds to go in the first, the Boxers put up another header that beat keeper Cole Benton, but a Bruin defender cleared it in time to outlast the first half.  

The aggressive and chippy match only escalated as both teams were now eager to win in 90. The Boxers held a 6-3 shooting advantage entering the break, but the Bruins fought back and were outshot just 5-4 in the second period.

Cards were dished out like candy throughout, but the referee dealt dual red cards with 17 minutes to go in regulation. In game-changing fashion, the contest dropped to 10 on 10.

Another difficult header from Fox was punched out by Cuevas, holding the 1-1 tie as the clock ticked down. Both teams had looks on goal, but the exciting game would head into overtime.

The Bruins wasted no time in transitioning back down the field after the Boxers took dangerous shots that forced new keeper Richie Seaman to warm up quickly. Playing man-down exhausted both squads, and neither would score the difference-maker in overtime.

Top Performers

Ohm Harape added his second collegiate goal and led Fox with three shots. Jackson Keller added two shots while three other Bruins took a shot of their own. Benton posted six saves before Seaman took over and made one in his 20 twenty minutes of action.

What It Means

Today marks the second tie of the season as the Bruins hold an overall mark of 4-7-2 and are 1-5-1 in conference play.

What Comes Next

The Bruins head north to face Whitworth this Saturday, Oct. 19, before taking on Whitman the following day. Both games are set to kickoff at 2:30 p.m.