George Fox breaks through for its first win
GFU sports round-up Bruins tie Evergreen 1-1 and throttle Warner Pacific 4-0 over the weekend
The offensive floodgates finally opened for George Fox, lifting the Bruin womens soccer team to its first win of the season, a 4-0 drubbing of visiting Warner Pacific Sunday at the Austin Sports Complex.
George Fox opened the weekend with a 1-1 home draw Saturday versus Evergreen State, getting the opening goal of the game from Molly Norton.
Amanda Garoutte sent a ball through to Norton, who dribbled around the keeper to put the Bruins up 1-0, a lead they held for most of regulation.
The Geoducks, however, found an equalizer in the 87th minute, as Rayna Murphy scored to send the game to overtime.
George Fox (1-1-2) outshot Evergreen State 7-1 in the two overtime periods, including a flurry in the final two and a half minutes of the first session, but could not find a winner.
The Bruins struck in the 30th minute versus the Knights on Sunday, jumping into the lead in the 30th minute on freshman Jordyn Brennemans first collegiate goal.
Senior Melanie Gaither set her up with a well-executed cross from the left, which Brenneman converted from 12 yards out.
Gaither doubled the lead just over a minute into the second half, beating keeper Erin Lloyd from 15 yards out to complete a one-on-one breakaway that was set up by a Michelle Young pass. It was her first goal of 2012 and the 13th of her career, putting her 12th all time on the GFU scoring list.
Young put the game to bed two and a half minutes later, connecting on a 20-yard indirect free kick that went in off the right post.
Brenneman notched her second goal of the day in the 58th minute to complete the scoring.
Alyssa Montero made four saves in 79 minutes to share the shutout with Brittany Coulter, who played the remaining 11 minutes.
The Bruins begin Northwest Conference play at 7 p.m. Wednesday versus Pacific in Forest Grove.
Cal Lu Tournament – The Bruins opened with 3-1 losses to Chapman (25-20, 25-18, 25-27, 25-20) and No. 6-ranked California Lutheran (25-12, 25-6, 21-25, 25-21) on Friday. George Fox then fell 25-16, 28-26, 17-25, 23-25, 15-11 in the opener on Saturday, but rebounded to edge Redlands 19-25, 25-13, 18-25, 25-22, 15-6 in its final game. Erin Campbell led the Bruins with 13 kills in the win over Redlands.
The George Fox men placed third out of five teams and the women were fourth out of seven on Saturday in a pair of 5k races at the University of Hawaii-Manoas Big Wave Invitational in Honolulu. Joseph Pia took 10th overall in 16:29 and Kyle Dreibelbis was 14th in 16:46 to lead the men. Kelsey
Prentice turned in the top time for GFU at 19:57, good enough for 18th overall. Alaska-Anchorage won both events with 15 and 20 points, respectively.
Colorado College 6, George Fox 0 The Bruins (0-3-1) stayed close for most of the game, but surrendered four goals in the final four minutes.
Trinity Lutheran 6, George Fox 3 GFU fell behind 3-0 in the first 25 minutes, but got goals from Sawyer Meek, Myles Sorokovsky and Joseph Byrnes. The Bruins (0-4-1) will begin conference play Saturday at Puget Sound.