Sep 15, 2018

George Fox Notches Third Shutout Win To Open Conference Play

A Winning Tradition

 
  • 1 NAIA Regional Tournament (1998)
  • 3 NAIA District Tournaments (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 3 All-Americans 
  • 2 Academic All-Americans 
 

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG --- The George Fox women's soccer team opened conference play with a home matchup against Pacific University, winning the Saturday afternoon matchup, 1-0.

Recap:

The Bruins struck early, netting a goal in just the sixth minute of play. Brittany Bravo made a diving tackle to pick off a pass in the box and dished it wide for Karlyn Martinez. Martinez served it in from the left for Savannah Moisan who headed it home to put the Bruins up, 1-0.

George Fox created chances on offense throughout the first half. They kept pressure on the opposing defense while outshooting the Boxers 7-3 through the first 45 minutes.

Pacific were on their heels early in the second half. In just the first 10 minutes, the Bruins had four shots, two of which were on frame.

George Fox kept their foot on the gas pedal, forcing the Pacific keeper to make seven saves in the second half alone. The Bruins outshot the Boxers 13-2 in the period.

Neither team was able to score in the final 45 as the Bruins took their first conference game, 1-0.

Top Performers:

Moisan was a nightmare for the Boxers throughout the game, racking up five shots – four of which were on target – and one goal. Megan Harrington contributed four shots as well. Annalisa Klein earned the win and the shutout as the Bruins' keeper, saving both shots on frame, including a diving stop to her left that thwarted the Boxers' best chance of the match from paying off.

What It Means:

The Bruins remain an undefeated 3-0 and open up Northwest Conference play with the win. "I was most impressed with the way our girls found their balance and composure today," assistant coach Mariah Fredericks said after the match. "We need to take that with us tomorrow [against Linfield], this is a great group and we feel good about our team and the leadership we have that has stepped up on the field."

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Linfield on Sunday in a conference rivalry game at 12:00 pm.