Bruins turn it up in second half for 4-1 win

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Four different players scored for the George Fox Bruins, three of them in the second half leading the visitors  to a 4-1 win over Pacific in men's soccer action on Saturday night at Hanson Stadium.

The victory evened GFU's overall and Northwest Conference records at 6-6-1 and 3-3-1 respectively. Pacific fell to 3-8-1 on the year and 1-5-1 in league action.

The Bruins got on the board in the 20th minute on a unassisted shot from Sean Owens. Owens' sensational blast came from about 30 yards out from the left side to the near post, upper part of the net, and was the separator in the first half between the two teams. The Bruins went into the locker room with a 1-0 lead.

Play continued at a fairly even pace for the first 20 minutes of the second half before the roof caved in on the Boxers. George Fox scored twice in a 40 second span--first by Jose Becerra and moments later by Trevor Martin, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

Pacific got on the board just shy of the 77 minute mark on a penalty kick by Matt Kimball. It was Kimball's fifth goal of the season.

The Bruins added one more score for good measure in the 81st minute on a shot from Arturo Hernandez.

The Boxers will next head east for a pair of games in eastern Washington, taking on Whitman on Saturday (Oct. 17) at noon, followed by a test at No. 3 nationally ranked Whitworth on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.