Oct 21, 2018

Bruins Net Two In Win Over Bearcats

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 bounced back with a 2-1 home win against the Willamette Bearcats on Sunday afternoon.

Recap:

The Bruins struck early, netting a goal in the 17th minute to take an early lead. Pilialoha Ahina played a ball to Brittany Bravo who flipped it into the back of the net, 1-0.

The Bruins kept the pressure on Willamette's defense, creating a number of chances before Savannah Moisan managed to find pay dirt. Moisan took a pass from Jaydn McMillan and sent the ball past the keeper, giving George Fox a 2-0 lead.

George Fox held a 2-0 advantage over Willamette heading into the halftime break.

The second half saw both teams creating solid offensive chances, but it was the Bearcats who struck next. A goal at the 68-minute mark cut the Bruin lead to just one heading into the final stretch.

Up 2-1, the Bruin defense buckled down and held off a flurry of chances in the closing minutes, earning a hard-fought win against a Willamette squad that sits at the top end of the conference standings.

Top Performers:

Moisan led the way, recording a goal and three shots, all of which were on target. Bravo scored the other goal for the Bruins to go along with two shots. Brooke Jones stepped up in goal, saving four shots in 90 minutes on the way to the win.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 2-8-2 in conference play after Sunday's win.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Lewis & Clark in a Wednesday evening matchup at 7:00 pm.