Women Win Scrimmage With Penalty Kick

Biola women’s soccer gets ready to face a competitive season.


The women’s soccer team debriefs after their 1-0 win against CSULA on Thursday night. | Katie Evensen/THE CHIMES

Jack Finck, Writer

The women's soccer team debriefs after their 1-0 win against CSULA on Thursday night. | Katie Evensen/THE CHIMES. To see the full photo gallery click here.


The Biola women's soccer team beat California State University Los Angeles in an early season scrimmage Aug. 28. Senior Midfielder Miranda Starbeck scored the solo goal for the Eagles on a penalty kick in the final seconds of the first half.


As time was running out in the first half, Biola made one last offensive surge. With 13 seconds left on the clock, Starbeck gained possession of the ball in front of CSULA’s goal. While she was shooting the last second shot, a defender fouled her, forcing a penalty kick.


“I just wanted to step up there and be confident and place it in the corner,” Starbeck said. With that goal, the Eagles entered the half with a 1-0 lead over CSULA, and the score remained thanks to solid goalkeeping by Senior Brianna Williams.  


“There’s still a lot of things we can be working on,” Starbeck said, “so the scrimmages are nice because we can kind of work those things out.”


Along with what the team needs to work on, Starbeck noted things the team did well. “There’s definitely some positives we can take away. We had a lot of offensive opportunities and our defense was pretty solid. We just need to make sure we can keep that pressure through until the end of the game.”


Biola remains 1-0 for the season after their win over Northwest University on Aug. 21. They will play their next game against Bethesda College for the first time at home on Sept. 1.

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