Biola men’s soccer beats Chapman University


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Written by Annette Jordan

It was a great start for the Eagles against local rival Chapman University in their non-conference game Wednesday night.

After 37 minutes, Kennedy Chongo, a transfer player from Trinity International University in Illinois, received an assisted pass from senior midfielder Nick Bautista.

Chongo continued toward the net, splitting the defense and taking a quick shot that sent the ball right past the goalkeeper into the far left post and bringing Biola up 1-0.

This was Chongo’s first game and goal since becoming an Eagle this season.

The Eagles controlled the field, outshooting the Panthers 13-7. In the 56th minute, sophomore Alex Honore’s corner kick nearly went in for a goal, but hit the crossbar and was cleared away by the Panthers defensive line.

With a well-organized defense, the Eagles allowed only three unsuccessful shots in the second half from the visiting Panthers offense.

Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Higgins picked up his first clean sheet of the season, making a pair of saves in the match.