Ubben's Goal Lifts 11th-ranked Pirates at GFU

(2011 Chrissy Roach)
(2011 Chrissy Roach)

NEWBERG, Ore. – Robbie Ubben's first half goal was just enough for visiting Whitworth to remain unbeaten and George Fox to remain winless in a Northwest Conference men's soccer match on Saturday afternoon.

The 11th-ranked Pirates improved to 6-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the NWC, while the Bruins fell to 0-7-1, 0-3.

Ubben finished a corner kick by Anders Nostdahl in the 31st minute.  It was Ubben's second goal of the season and also his second match-winning tally of the year.

The Pirate defense remained rock-solid, posting its sixth shutout in seven matches this season.  Whitworth has allowed only a single goal in 2012. 

Kyle Novak posted his sixth shutout of the year by making three saves for the Bucs.  Elliott Davis also made three stops for George Fox in goal.

Whitworth finished with a 15-9 advantage in shots, but only a small 4-3 edge in shots on-goal.

The Pirates will conclude their trip to Oregon with a match at Pacific University on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.