Bruins downs Lutes to even NWC record
After a 35-7 road win over Pacific Lutheran, the Bruins find themselves with a winning overall record at 5-4 (3-3 Northwest Conference). Jack Taylor and Jaden Sheffey were a combined 12-of-15 passing for 143 yards and three touchdowns, and Sheffey picked up 47 on the ground including a touchdown.
A trio of GFU running backs — Anthony Garcia, Josiah Schmidt and Ethan Kassebaum — ran for 247 yards on 38 combined carries. Trevor Thiessen and Daniel Campos each had five tackles to lead the Bruins' defense. George Fox dominated possession, keeping the ball for nearly 44 of the game's 60 minutes.
The final game of the regular season — a home game Saturday — pits the Bruins against Puget Sound, who have the same overall and conference record.
In a pair of road bouts in eastern Washington, the GFU swimming team went a combined 0-4 over the weekend. The men lost 173-22 to Whitworth on Friday and 155-32 to Whitman on Saturday, while the women lost 152-49 and 151-47 to the same opponents. Next up for the Bruins is a matchup with Lewis & Clark on Nov. 16 in Portland.
George Fox volleyball split its final two home games to finish the season at 11-13 (5-11 Northwest Conference). The Bruins lost in four sets to conference champion Pacific Lutheran Friday (25-23, 26-24, 18-25, 25-15). On Saturday, GFU swept Willamette 25-21, 25-16, 25-21. Danyle Dupray led the Bruins in kills in the victory with 12, while Sophia Lawrence notched 18 digs.
GFU men's soccer completed a tough season with a 2-0 road loss to Pacific Friday. The Bruin men finished 2-12-4, including a 0-8-1 road record. The women's team, meanwhile, won four of its final five games. The final two matches of the season for the Bruins (7-9-2, 5-9-2 NWC) featured a 3-0 win over Whitworth on Saturday and 1-0 over Whitman on Sunday, both at home in Newberg. Savannah Moisan scored two of George Fox's three goals in Saturday's match, supplemented by a score from Pilialoha Ahina. Chloe Shumaker scored the lone goal in Sunday's victory.