GFU men's soccer drops thriller to Linfield
Hosting its rivals on Saturday, the George Fox University men's soccer team fell 2-1 in double-overtime – unable to get off the losing streak it finds itself on.
The Bruins (3-6-1, 0-4 Northwest Conference) are now losers of four in a row following the Linfield loss and a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Willamette on Sunday.
Their previous losses were 5-0 to Pacific Lutheran and 1-0 to Puget Sound – both on the road on Sept. 21 and 22.
The Linfield game was hotly-contested, but it was the Wildcats that ultimately prevailed late.
Sophomore midfielder Jackson Keller scored the lone goal of the game for the Bruins – a 24th minute strike that put GFU on top 1-0 at half. Linfield's Irvin Figueroa tied it up in the 74th minute, sending a corner into the back of the net.
After nearly two full overtime periods, Linfield's Malachi Stalberg scored the winning goal with seconds to spare to give the road team a clutch victory. They did so by taking 22 shots to GFU's 12.
The next pair of games for GFU are Friday and Sunday against Whitman and Whitworth – both at home with kickoff times of 6 and 2:30 p.m., respectively.
Women's soccer splits a pair
The Bruin women went 1-1 on the road over the weekend, beating Whitman 3-1 before losing to Whitworth 3-0. GFU is 3-3-1 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.
After trailing 1-0 at the half on Saturday, the Bruins scored three second half goals to pick up a resounding victory.
GFU saw scores from Madison Hurch, Megan Harrington and Brittany Bravo in the game. The shutout loss on Sunday ended the weekend on a sour note.
GFU's next games are Saturday and Sunday in Newberg against Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound, with both contests slated to kick off at noon.
Volleyball slips up
After a 3-0 win at Linfield on Sept. 21, the GFU volleyball squad dropped a pair of matches last weekend to Pacific Lutheran and Willamette.
The Pacific Lutheran game was a 3-1 loss at home and the Willamette game was 3-1 as well, but on the road.
GFU's next game is Wednesday night at Lewis & Clark. It will host Puget Sound at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Newberg.
The team is 4-9 on the season so far, 1-3 in the Northwest Conference, with 12 games left on the schedule in the 2019 campaign.
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