Men’s soccer rolls past Menlo College

Strong second half spurs Eagles to 4-2-1 record.

Anders Corey and Anders Corey

The men’s soccer team ventured to Menlo College on Saturday, defeating the Oaks 3-1. The Eagles put up two goals in the first half and held off Menlo in the second half to improve to 4-2-1.

Sophomore defender Joao Toscan headed home Biola’s first goal off of senior Tony Montalvo’s corner kick in the 25th minute. Montalvo came through for the Eagles with another assist in the 31st minute, hitting junior forward Carlos Ballesteros who put in Biola’s second goal of the game.

The Eagles held a 4-3 shot advantage in the first half with freshman goalkeeper JT Addington and the Biola defense keeping the Oaks shut out.

Menlo struck back early in the second half with Andrew Cota netting the team’s first goal in the 53rd minute, making it a one-goal game.

The match stayed 2-1 until the 74th minute when junior forward Daniel Chew crossed a ball to freshman John Hanscom, who scored his third goal of the year to make it 3-1, Eagles.

Biola will try to hold their four-game undefeated streak into the Golden State Athletic Conference opener Wednesday night against The Master’s College.

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