Newberg, Ore. - Sophomore Marisa Poorboy scored early in the second half and first-year goalkeeper Emily Davis posted her first collegiate shutout to carry Whitman College to a 1-0 Northwest Conference victory over George Fox here Friday evening.
Whitman evened its conference record at 1-1 and upped its overall mark to 3-2. The Bruins are 1-1 in the NWC and 2-2-2 on the season.
While the final score was close, Whitman controlled the run of play from start to finish, outshooting George Fox 17-5, which included an 8-1 edge in shots on goal.
Following a scoreless first half, Poorboy booted her second goal of the season in the third minute of the second stanza.
Poorboy, playing her first season of college soccer, ranks among the early NWC leaders in shots taken, and she set the tone against the Bruins with five more. Whitman also got three shots each from juniors Amy Hasson and Marisol Fonzeca.
Davis, making her second start in the Missionary goal, faced five George Fox shots but was forced to make just one save. That came in the 19th minute of first half on a shot by the Bruins' Kirsten Caldwell.
Juniors Kate Potter and Taylor Chock, along with sophomore Erin Flannery, handled the bulk of the defensive work in front of Davis.
Whitman has won the last six meetings, all by shutout, between the two schools. The Missionaries are now 16-2-1 with 12 shutouts against the Bruins dating back to 2001 season.
The Missionaries complete their first weekend of NWC action with a noon game today against Pacific in Forest Grove, Ore.