PLU Defense Stout in 1-0 Shutout of George Fox
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran recorded its first shutout since the season opener and Jordan Daniels headed home the only goal in the 35th minute as the Lutes defeated George Fox, 1-0, in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match played Saturday.
Daniels scored her first goal of the season, rising to head home Courtney Walker's corner kick 34:29 into the match. On the other end of the field, the sophomore center back from nearby Sumner helped the PLU defense limit the Bruins to only two shots on goal, though they did get 13 total shots in the contest compared to eight for PLU.
Aiding Daniels across the back line were senior Meredith Newby and sophomores Danielle Williams and Kristina Snaring. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Chambard recorded two saves in goal for the Lutes.
With the shutout, their first since a 1-0 home win over Northwest University back on Sept. 2, the Lutes improved their overall record to 3-8 and their Northwest Conference mark to 2-5. George Fox is now 5-6 overall and also 2-5 in the conference.
The Bruins had the run of play in the first half, taking nine shots to four for the Lutes. In the second half, however, PLU tightened things up on defense and didn't allow the Bruins a really good look at goal. The Lutes, on the other hand, had a great opportunity in the second minute of the second half, but Bruins goalkeeper Autumn Van Meter dove to her left to slap away Walker's bullet from 18 yards out.
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