NEWBERG, Ore. – Junior Rayna Murphy (Longview, Wash./Mark Morris) scored the equalizer in the 87th minute as the Evergreen Geoducks held on to force a 1-1 tie with the George Fox Bruins in a non-conference women’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon in Newberg, Ore.
It was the host Bruins who got on the board first as Amanda Faroutte fed in a ball to Molly Norton, who dribbled around an Evergreen defender before putting the ball past Evergreen keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Shoreline CC) in the 38th minute for the 1-0 lead.
Evergreen evened it up in the 87th minute as Murphy scored her first goal of the season, sneaking it past GFU’s Ally Swanson to tie the game up at 1-1 and force overtime.
In the first overtime, the Bruins pressured the Evergreen defense but the Geoducks stayed cool, holding GFU scoreless to force a second overtime. The Geoducks again went on the defensive in the second overtime, not allowing George Fox a score as the two teams settled for the 1-1 tie.
George Fox held a 15-6 advantage on shots. MacKenzie finished with five saves on the afternoon before Lauren Davidson (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) took over in overtime but didn’t need to make a save as no GFU shots found the frame in extra time.
The Geoducks return home on Wednesday afternoon when they play host to Trinity Lutheran. The match with the Eagles is set for 1 p.m. on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.