Sep 13, 2019

Bruins Cruise Past Lions in Home-Opener, 6-0

A Winning Tradition

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

By: Jacob Hayes

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox women's soccer team won a convincing match for their first game at home by a final of 6-0 over Multnomah.  Their six goals are a season-high, all scored by different athletes.

Recap:

George Fox started the game with the ball and was relentless on offense, never letting Multnomah settle in.  After multiple shots on goal, Claire Wright found the back of the net in the 16th minute, taking her shot from the outer box on the right side and burying it in the far left corner.  Soon after, in the 19th minute, Katlyn Martinez finished a beautiful header off of Brittany Bravo's corner kick to the top left corner of the goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. 

The Bruins wouldn't let off the gas.  In the 25th minute, George Fox had a free kick on the left  side just beyond the box.  Chloe Shumaker took the task and scored a gorgeous goal.  Her ball just cleared the wall with a curve back to the left side of the net out of the reach of the goalie, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead that was held into halftime. 

Even with Multnomah starting the half with possession, the Bruins quickly took it back and scored again in the 64th minute.  The Bruins had Bravo take the corner kick again, but this time Leanna Harris put it into the top right of the net off the head.  Less than a minute later, George Fox struck again, with Maggee Hodgdon taking the deflection off the goalie for the team's fifth goal of the night. 

With the game under firm control, Fox added a sixth and final goal 72 minutes in.  Delaney Pratt found Madison Burch with the center ball from the right side.  The goalie made a great attempt to block the shot, but the deflection wasn't enough to deter its path. 

Top Performers:

With six different athletes scoring for the Bruins (Wright, Martinez, Shumaker, Harris, Hodgdon, and Burch) it's hard to pick just one.  Bravo assisted on two of those goals with great corner kicks.

What It means:

The Bruins came up big in their first game at home, moving to 2-0-1 overall.

What Happens Next:

The Bruins open conference play next weekend hosting Lewis & Clark on Saturday, September 21, followed by another game at home on Sunday against Willamette.