Aug 30, 2019

Bruins Start Season With Overtime Tie In Michigan

A Winning Tradition

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

HOLLAND, Mich. --- The George Fox women's soccer team officially opened its season with a match on the road against Hope College (Mich.). The Bruins grabbed the lead early in the second half but the hosting Flying Dutch evened the score in the closing minutes of regulation, and the two sides would play to a 2-2 draw in extra time.

Recap:

The No.15-ranked Flying Dutch had the first meaningful possession of the day and put a shot on frame in the fourth minute, but Bruins keeper Annalisa Klein came up with the save to keep a clean sheet early in the match.

Two corner kicks from the Flying Dutch came up empty and led to a counter opportunity for the Bruins. Chloe Shumaker squeezed off a shot in the 16th minute for the Bruins and the Flying Dutch keeper made the save to preserve a 0-0 tie.

The two sides battled for possession between the boxes for long stretches of the opening half, but each team was able to put another shot on goal.

Klein came up with a save in the 35th minute to keep the net empty, and Madison Huesers put a shot on target with five minutes left in the opening half that was stopped by the Flying Dutch keeper.

The scoring opened up in the second half after Maggee Hodgdon beat the Flying Dutch defenders all by herself in the 49th minute for her first goal as a Bruin. Hope answered with a strike four minutes later on a counter opportunity after a Bruins corner kick.

Hodgdon gave the Bruins another lead in the 58t minute, however, after dropping in her second goal with an assist from Kaitlyn Martinez. The Bruins held their 2-1 advantage into the closing moments of the second half before a late equalizer in the 87th minute.

Time expired three minutes later with a 2-2 draw to force overtime. The Bruins were outshot in the first overtime period but were able to take two shots in the second overtime. Neither team found the net again in the extra 20 minutes, ending the Bruins' first match of 2019 with a 2-2 draw.

Top Performers:

Hodgdon proved to be a valuable addition in her first match as a Bruin, scoring both goals for George Fox after putting both of her shot attempts passed the Flying Dutch keeper. Klein made four saves to keep the Bruins in the hunt all afternoon.

What It Means:

The Bruins start their season with a 0-0-1 record after a hard-fought result on the road against a Top 25 opponent.

What Happens Next:

The Bruins play at No. 2-ranked Calvin College (Mich.) on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 1:00 pm PT.