George Fox sports round-up — George Fox impresses against Alma College and Pacific University, but loses both games by a combined three goals

George Fox impressed in its women’s lacrosse debut, pushing visiting Alma College (Michigan) to the brink before falling 9-8 Feb. 25 in front of approximately 450 fans at the Austin Sports Complex.

The Bruins then gave Pacific University everything it could handle Monday night, but lost 11-9 in overtime.

Christine Doherty etched her name into the GFU history books by scoring the program’s first goal to tie the opener 1-1. Jessica Adrian added her name to the books as well by giving the Bruins their first ever lead, 2-1, moments later off an assist from Mikaela Easterlin.

Easterlin and Rachel Gibbs each scored early in the second half to knot the game at 6-6, but the drama was just beginning. Working from the faceoff, Adrian scored unassisted to square the game 8-8 with less than six minutes to play.

Just a minute later, Tracy Gallihugh scored her third goal of the game to give Alma the win.

Adrian, Easterlin and Alexa Nakashimada scored two goals apiece for GFU, which got an 11-save performance from goalie Kaylee Kolin.

On Monday, the Bruins scored three unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half to take a 3-2 lead over visiting Pacific. The Boxers regained control of the contest, scoring six goals in the first 20 minutes of the second half to pull ahead 9-6.

It was the Bruins, however, that ran roughshod in the final 10 minutes, getting two goals from Nakashimada and one from Adrian to pull even with 4:43 to play.

Pacific controlled the opening draw and held possession for over two minutes in overtime before April Lanz scored off a feed from Abby Talboy. Lanz added a second overtime goal — her fifth of the game — with three minutes remaining in the six-minute extra period to secure the win.

Adrian and Nakashimada scored three goals apiece to pace George Fox. Kolin tallied 20 saves.


George Fox 8, Lewis & Clark 0 — Senior first baseman Derek Dixon went 5-for-5 with a home run, a double and four runs batted in to power the Bruins to an easy victory Saturday in Portland.

George Fox 6, Lewis & Clark 1 — Dixon and Josh Rapacz slammed back-to-back solo home runs as the Bruins improved to 12-1, their best start since opening at 19-1 in 2007.


Linfield 10, George Fox 2 — The No. 14 Wildcats scored in every inning of the opener, including four runs in the sixth to invoke the mercy rule.

Linfield 3, George Fox 2 — Bruins freshman Ashley Bunche nailed a seventh-inning home run to force extra innings, but Ashley Garcia gave the Wildcats the win with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Women’s golf

GFU Spring Kickoff — No. 14 George Fox carded a 39-over-par team score of 331 Saturday at OGA Course in Woodburn to earn a 25-stroke win over Concordia-Portland. The event was shortened from two days to one because of weather.

Men’s golf

PLU Invitational — The Bruins fired rounds of 337 and 353 to finish last out of seven teams at 690.

Men’s tennis

Whitman 9, George Fox 0 — The No. 16 Missionaries handed the Bruins their first league loss of the season, winning all six singles matches in straight sets Saturday.

George Fox 6, Whitworth 3 — GFU swept all three doubles matches and got singles victories from Justin McClain at No. 1, Chris Lilley at No. 2 and Nick Grafton at No. 6.

Women’s tennis

Whitworth 8, George Fox 1 — Megan Dahlberg and Ali Diehl won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles to secure the Bruins’ lone win and improve to 4-0 this season.

Whitman 9, George Fox 0 — The Missionaries swept the singles matches in straight sets and dropped just six sets in doubles.

Indoor track & field

Seattle Pacific Final Qualifier — The Bruins established three new school records, as Joseph Pia ran a 4:14.90 in the mile, Rachael Kraske recorded a 8.98 to break her own mark in the 60 meter hurdles, and Emily Painter turned in a 17:42.42 in the 5,000.

Outdoor track & field

Linfiled Icebreaker — George Fox recorded 19 top-five finishes, including second-place showings by Aarick Morrell in the hammer throw (166-1), Katie Dyk in the 800 (2:25.60) and the women’s 4 x 400 relay team (4:13.87).

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