Nov 09, 2019

Bruins Sweep Blues On Senior Night

A Winning Tradition

  • 2 NCCAA National Championships (1984, 1987)
  • 1 NAIA National Tournament (1998)
  • 1 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championship (1982)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship (1998)
  • 2 NCCAA National Coaches of the Year
  • 2 NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Player of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 1 Northwest Confernce Libero of the Year
  • 13 All-Americans 
  • 5 Academic All-Americans
  • 50 All-NWC Athletes

By Josh Nutter

NEWBERG --- The George Fox volleyball team wrapped up its 2019 season with a sweep of Whitman at Miller Gym on Saturday night. The Bruins won going away, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19.


The Bruins honored senior Emily Carson prior to the match. Carson, a defensive specialist during her time with the Bruins, started the contest and had a good night with six digs in the contest. Carson will graduate with a degree in elementary education in the spring of 2020.

George Fox won the first set with little opposition, 25-17. Paige O'Rear had eight kills in the first set to power the Bruins along. The Bruins also had six blocks in the opening frame.

O'Rear and Liv Alexander had solid performances in the second set to give the Bruins a 25-19 win and a 2-0 advantage in the match. Ashtyn Butler had two of her team-high seven blocks in the frame.

The Bruins put away the match with another 25-19 win in the third set. O'Rear had five more kills and Butler added three to go along with three blocks as George Fox wrapped up its season with a victory.

Top Performers

O'Rear finished off the season with a game-high 17 kills and 269 on the season to lead the Bruins. O'Rear will look to earn a spot on an All-NWC squad with her performance in 2019. Butler tied a career high with seven blocks and Alexander added 11 kills and finished the season with 201. Laney Search had a game-high 36 assists and finished the year with 658.

What It Means

The Bruins are done for the season and finished with a winning record of 13-12 and 10-6 in NWC play, tied four ways for second in the NWC standings with Pacific Lutheran.