Women’s soccer drops to Carroll College

Women come near to end of pre-season play with 2-3-1 record.


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Junior forward Chrissy King aggressively works her way toward the goal. | John Buchanan/THE CHIMES

The women’s soccer team’s record dropped to 2-3-1 with the end of their preseason play. The Eagles fell behind midway through the first half against Carroll College Friday with Rachell Kuntz scoring in the 24th minute off of a long cross into the box from Laura Maddock for the Saints.

Biola was not short on chances though — they outshot Carroll 8-2 in the first half and 8-1 in the second half. Junior forward Jessica Austin led the way with three shots and two shots on goal.

“It's always hard to outshoot a team and still leave with a loss,” junior forward Chrissy King said. “They had a couple shots and got lucky with a goal. It has happened to us before so we are determined to make this the last time.”

Around the 36th minute Biola had multiple chances to tie the game, picking up three corner kicks over a 90-second span. The Eagles got shots from all three, but they were all rejected by Carroll defenders.

Team prepares for GSAC play

Biola is going into Golden State Athletic Conference play coming off of a year where they were tied for second in the conference. They start off play against The Master’s College and Concordia University, both of whom finished in the middle of the pack in the GSAC.

“Everyone on our team is working so hard and we are really growing as a team as we prepare for GSAC,” King said. “As we are getting ready for our first season match we are working really hard in practice and striving each day to support each other on and off the field so we can have a lot of success this season.”

The Eagles will try and take over the top spot from last year’s GSAC champion Point Loma Nazarene University, who is now in the NCAA Div. II. While doing so, the Eagles have formed a tight-knit group that extends off the field.

“I have seen a lot of growth and improvement from the team so far. Not only in our play, however, in our spiritual walks as well. We improving each day as a team which is so encouraging…. We continue to strive to grow each and every day on and off the field,” senior midfielder Katie Cabuling said.

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