Oct 27, 2019

Bruins Drop Tough Match To Whitman

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 --- The George Fox Bruins lost a tough match to the Whitman Blues by a final score of 2-1.

Recap:

The Blues drew first blood right out of the gate, pushing down into George Fox territory and earned themselves a corner kick in the 2". The ball was redirected off of Riley Glendinning for her third goal of the year and the 1-0 lead.

Whitman followed up the lead with another goal in the 22". Sofia Ellington made a great move in the box to beat the George Fox defense, putting it in the lower right corner. The lead was extended to 2-0.

George Fox, though down early, made several pushes to even out the score. In the 32", Maggee Hodgdon took two on-goal shots followed by another shot from Madison Huesers, but none found the back of the net.

Soon into the second half, the Bruins pushed into the Blue's goalie box and a foul for an illegal slide tackle gave George Fox a golden opportunity to score. In the 53", a penalty kick taken by Amy Hatter found the back of the net, breathing in new life to the Bruin offense.

George Fox didn't let up on the gas, following up the goal with two corner kicks in the 60", which converted to two shots on goal, but neither sneaked by Blues goalie Allie Seracuse.

Whitman eventually began to retake control of the game and as the clock moved towards 90", George Fox's chances began to dwindle. A last attempt shot by Hatter was saved giving the Blues the 2-1 victory.

Top Performers:

Hatter played well in the midfield today, finishing the penalty kick to give the Bruins their only goal. Hodgdon ended the match with three shots on goal.

What It Means:

George Fox falls to 3-4-3 in conference play and 4-8-3 on the season.

What Happens Next:

The Bruins travel up to the state of Washington next weekend to take on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes at 12:00 on November 2nd.