Nov 03, 2019

Bruins Blanked By Top-Tier Loggers

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

TACOMA --- The George Fox Bruins were blanked on the road against the Puget Sound Loggers by a final of 1-0.

Recap

Right from the kick-off, Puget Sound hounded the ball and made quick work offensively, creating multiple early looks and corner kicks before the 10", but stellar Bruin defense pushed the attempts off-frame. Maggee Hodgdon and Kara Ryker were given opportunities in the 33" and 37", but neither scored. The half ended with a flurry of shot attempts taken by Puget Sound, but goalkeeper Brooke Jones made four saves to keep the Loggers off the board.

Puget Sound opened the second half right were they left off with more shot attempts.  Jones was again put to the test, but a great save from Jones ended with an unfortunate rebound that Genevieve Cheatham put in, giving the Loggers a 1-0 lead. 

George Fox didn't give up and made a solid push down field in the 60" minute that lead to Hodgdon almost putting in a header in the 63", but it missed high over the crossbar. 

The rest of the game was under Puget Sound control.  Their defense shined, only allowing five total shots and guaranteed the 1-0 victory.  

Top Performers

Jones played well in the box ending the day with eight saves, brining her season total to 66.  Hodgdon again played well up front, leading the Bruin attack with three shots. 

What It Means 

George Fox falls to 2-10-2 in conference play and 4-10-3 on the season.

What Happens Next

The Bruins return home for their final weekend of play.  On Saturday, November 9, the Pacific University Boxers come to town.  Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 at the Austin Sports Complex.