Oct 24, 2018

Bruins Even Season Series With Shutout Of Pios

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 hosted Lewis & Clark in a mid-week conference matchup on Wednesday, earning a commanding home win, 2-0.

Recap:

The Bruins controlled the pace and possession during the first portion of the game, but that gave way to back-and-forth play as the two sides struggled to set up their offense in the midfield.

It was the Bruins who struck first, however, after outshooting the Pios 6-5 in a competitive opening period. Freshman midfielder Katlyn Martinez picked off a Pios clearance pass and took a shot from the top of the box, sending the ball into the bottom right corner and giving George Fox the lead in the 45th minute, 1-0. The goal from Martinez proved to be the game-winner and was the first of her collegiate career.

After the halftime break, the Bruins did not take long to strike once again. Megan Harrington sent a ball in to a waiting Savannah Moisan who redirected the ball with her head into the back of the net, widening the gap to 2-0 in the 57th minute.

The Bruins kept the pressure on, putting shots on frame in the 62nd, 69th and 76th minutes to prevent the Pios from setting up their offense.

George Fox earned a solid 2-0 lead in front of the home crowd as the clock wound down.

Top Performers:

Martinez and Moisan were the duo who found the back of the net for the Bruins. Both players tallied two shots on frame in the contest as well. Brooke Jones earned her first collegiate shutout in goal, saving four shots to keep a clean sheet.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 3-8-2 in conference play and 5-8-2 overall after evening the season series against Lewis & Clark. 

What Comes Next:

The Bruins play Puget Sound on the road at 12:00pm on Sunday, Oct. 28.