Oct 20, 2019

Men’s Soccer Drops Road Contest to Whitman

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
 

WALLA WALLA, Wash. --- The George Fox men's soccer team fell to host Whitman by a score of 3-0. The Blues' early penalty goal sealed the Bruins fate before Oscar Harding added two insurance goals late in the second.

Recap

Both teams exchanged shots in the first ten minutes with Connor Flolo striking first, followed by Ohm Harape minutes later, but both missed wide.

The Blues held the Bruins to just two scoring opportunities in the match. GFU's first attempt came from Tyson Horn in the 31st minute, but WC keeper Owen Davis-Bowerhis corralled his bottom center shot. Davis-Bower was ready once more when Harape broke through and dished out a similar shot 25 minutes later.

A foul on Horn gave Whitman the penalty kick opportunity with minutes to go in the half. Freshman keeper Richie Seaman was unable to keep the Blues off the board any longer as they took a 1-0 lead into the break.

The pitch saw limited action in the first ten minutes of the second before the Blues foreshadowed the two goals to come with three shots in two minutes.

Oscar Harding scored in the 70th minute and added an insurance goal 10 minutes later. Harding was assisted by Jourdan Furukawa and Erik Nielsen on his two scores.

Top Performers

Harape finished with a team-high three shots, including one on goal. Flolo, Horn, and Jared McInnes each added a shot while Seaman made six saves in net for the Bruins.

What It Means

Fox drops to 4-9-2 overall while holding a 1-7-1 record in conference action. Whitman now ranks second in the conference behind Pacific Lutheran.

What Comes Next

The Bruins return home to play host to Willamette on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Family Weekend match is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m.