Sep 26, 2018

Early PK Downs George Fox In Portland

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

PORTLAND --- The George Fox women's soccer team took on Lewis & Clark on the road Wednesday evening, losing a close one, 1-0, after conceding a penalty kick in the opening moments.

Recap:

The Pios got on the board quickly, earning and converting a penalty kick in the 15th minute to take an early 1-0 lead.

The Bruins struggled to create chances through much of the first half, but Katlyn Martinez managed to put a shot on goal in the 36th minute in an attempt to kickstart the Bruin offense.

George Fox came out more aggressive in the second half. Chloe Shumaker forced the opposing keeper to work in the 55th and 58th minutes, but neither attempt led to a goal for the Bruins.

A flurry of the chances for the Bruins in the final ten minutes made the game interesting. Karlyn Stokes, Savannah Sexton and Jaydn McMillan all put shots on target. The Pio keeper saved all three shots to keep the Bruins at bay. She racked up seven saves in the contest.

George Fox outshot the Pios 7-5 in the second half, but they ultimately could not overcome the early PK. The Bruins actually led Lewis & Clark with more shots on goal in the match, but the Pios' keeper proved up to the task each time.

Top Performers:

Sexton paced the Bruins in shots, tallying three total, two of which were on frame. Shumaker put two shots on goal as well. Annalisa Klein played well in goal for the Bruins, saving four shots through the contest while only letting in the penalty kick.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 3-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in conference play after this evening's game.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins play host for Puget Sound in a conference matchup on Sunday at 12:00 m.