NEWBERG, Ore. – Junior Rayna Murphy (Longview, Wash./Mark Morris HS) scored her first goal of the year in the 10th minute and that was all it took to give the Evergreen Geoducks their first win of the year, holding off the George Fox Bruins, 1-0, in a non-conference women’s soccer match on Thursday night in Newberg, Ore.
Sophomore Anna Stump (Boone, N.C./Watauga HS) fed in a cross early in the match and Murphy finished the job from about 10 yards out to give the Geoducks the lead. The Evergreen defense never was tested as the Geoducks took the lead into the break.
In the second half, Evergreen continued to control the match, outshooting the Bruins, 4-1, in the final 45 minutes. Senior Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC) made just one save to collect the shutout with the 1-0 Geoduck win.
After a pair of scrimmages, the Geoducks will travel up to Kirkland, Wash. on Sep. 20 to take on Northwest in a non-conference match, beginning at 2:30 p.m.