In Case You Missed It: A Week in Review

A weekly update of Biola’s sports teams.

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Senior midfielder Shea Davis races in front of Bethesda’s player at the home game on Sept 1. The Eagles won the game with an impressive score of 8-0. | Aaron Fooks/THE CHIMES

Laurie Bullock, Writer

Senior midfielder Shea Davis races in front of Bethesda's player at the home game on Sept 1. The Eagles won the game with an impressive score of 8-0. | Aaron Fooks/THE CHIMES. See the full photo gallery here.

 

Fall comes back in full swing as Biola sports competed in their season openers.

Volleyball:

The Volleyball team competed in the Concordia Universiversty Labor Day Festival on Aug. 29-30. Biola went 3-1 in the tournament and ended the last match of the tournament with a sweep against Olivet Nazarene. The three wins puts Biola’s season at 7-2 overall.

Men’s Soccer

The men had their first regular match of the season at home against Bethesda on Labor Day. Biola defeated Bethesda in front of the home crowd 5-2. On Sept. 4 Biola matched up against Marymount College and despite two goals from newcomers True Tamplin and Jarret Pugh, the Eagles could not get the edge over the Mariners and ended the match on a tie.

Women’s Soccer:

Coming off a win from their scrimmage against CSULA, the women’s soccer team trampled Bethesda University on Labor Day with an 8-0 win. The Eagles went on to win their match against Marymount College 2-1. The match marks the best start the Eagles have had in six years at 3-0.

Cross Country:

The women’s cross country had a dynamic start to their season at the Redlands Invitational with a first place team finish. Senior Carrie Solholt finished first individually and six other Biola runners placed in the top 10. Senior Kevin Horchler finished first for the men’s team and placed third overall.

Men’s Golf:

The men’s golf team had a rough start to their season in the Firestorm Invitational, coming in sixth out of six teams. Junior captain William Langworthy came in seven strokes over the tournament winner at 147.

Men’s Tennis:

After two months of searching, Biola Alum Brent Worthington was named the head coach of the men’s tennis team. Worthington played for Biola while he an undergraduate from 2008-2012. Last year he was assistant coach to former head coach David Goodman during the most successful season for the program.

Up next:

Sept. 9 marks a big night for Biola sports. Volleyball will begin Golden State Athletic Conference play against Vanguard starting at 4 p.m. while men’s soccer will go head to head against Antelope Valley on Al Bourbor field at the same time. Women’s soccer will have a match against Southern Oregon University the following day at 4 p.m.

 

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