Biola women’s lacrosse improves game, but loses

Biola women’s lacrosse played their first home game ever on Friday, March 4. They lost to Cal State Fullerton, 11-4.

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Courtney Cocoris, team co-president and coach, led the Biola Women’s Lacrosse team to an 11-4 match against Cal State Fullerton, gaining the most goals in a game this season. | Mike Villa/THE CHIMES

One small step for Biola, one giant leap for women’s lacrosse. On Friday, March 4 at 7 pm, the first home match for Biola women’s lacrosse took place against Cal State Fullerton.

The fans packed out the bleachers, ready to witness history in the making. The team started off strong with good communication and their player-coach Courtney Cocoris made the first goal of the game. The energy in the stands intensified as the game stayed close.

At halftime, Cal State was in the lead 4-2, quite a morale boost for Biola. Cal State maintained its lead until the end when they won with a seven-point lead of 11-4. Though this might sound like a loss to some, it was quite a victory for the team.

Freshmen goalie Hannah Quinn increased her save percentage by blocking more than half of the 24 shots made on goal. Additionally, sophomore Shelby Wright scored a goal next to the three made by the seasoned Cocoris.

Things are rapidly improving for this up-and-coming team, and their dedicated fans are looking forward to the next home game on Friday the 11th at 6 p.m. on the turf.

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