Women’s Soccer Dominates George Fox

Marah Alindogan

Looking to bounce back from a rough road trip against UPS and PLU, the Missionaries women’s soccer team (8-5, 4-5 NWC) faced the George Fox University Bruins (3-6-2, 1-4-2 NWC) on Sunday, Oct. 13 in a Northwest Conference match.

A solid team effort, both on offense and defense, led to a dominating 4-0 victory over George Fox.

The Missionaries came out on fire, controlling the tempo for most of the game. Two goals were scored during each half. The first goal came from senior forward Kelsey Roehner on an unassisted goal in the 29th minute of the game. Roehner dribbled swiftly through several Bruin defenders and scored into the right corner of the goal. Mackenzie Hughes, a senior forward, scored the second goal in the 39th minute of the game. Pamela London, a senior forward, passed the ball to Hughes across the 18-yard box for the assist.

In the second half Danielle Audino, a sophomore defender, scored the third Missionary goal with an assist from first-year midfielder Elyse Laurin in the 57th minute of the game. The last goal came from senior midfielder Hallie Swan with 10 seconds left in the game. Swan deflected the ball and scored into the left corner past the goalkeeper.

The Missionary defense proved dominating as well. George Fox was limited to six shots in comparison to Whitman’s 26.

Senior goalkeeper Emily Davis completed a shutout, putting her at three for the season and two for conference play. Davis is now ranked second in the conference for shutouts.

The Missionaries take on the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University this coming weekend, starting Oct. 19 at home. Both games are at noon with the men’s games to follow.