Women’s soccer remains undefeated after two road games

Women's soccer defeats Embry-Riddle, starting off their season with the highest number of consecutive wins on record.

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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

Jenna Kubiak, Writer

Senior midfielder Shea Davis races in front of Bethesda's player on their Sept. 1 home game. The Eagles defeated Embry-Riddle on Sept. 13, continuing their consecutive wins record for the season. | Aaron Fooks/THE CHIMES

 

The women’s soccer team is now 6-0 after playing against Our Lady of the Lake University on Sept. 13 and going on to a shutout win against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Sept. 16.

In the first match Biola played in Ariz. the Eagles made a strong comeback in the second half despite not making a goal in the previous half.

In the first half of the game, forward Hayley Tiernay scored a goal for Our Lady of the Lake to put the Saints over Biola 1-0. Even though Biola put up more shots than Our Lady of the Lake, they were not able to make a connection to take the lead in the first half.

Biola entered into the second half looking for a chance to turn the game around. Biola took their chance to tie up the score when freshman midfielder Ashley Ramirez scored a goal in the 51st minute with an assist from senior midfielder Amanda Lillicrop.

Lillicrop finished out the game scoring her third goal of the season with an assist from senior midfielder Miranda Starbeck in the 89th minute, taking the Eagles to a 2-1 lead and securing a win.

SHUTOUT WINS SEALS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

The team has had a tremendous level of success this season. The win over Embry-Riddle makes it the highest number of consecutive wins at the beginning of a season that the team has ever had.

Biola had a strong start to the game when senior midfielder Amanda Lillicrop scored an unassisted goal in the fifth minute. Biola continued this momentum when Lillicrop scored another goal in the ninth minute. This put Biola over Embry- Riddle 2-0.  After the first two shots, Embry-Riddle tightened up their defense, making Biola unable to score another goal in the first half.

In the second half of the game, Biola successfully broke past Embry-Riddle’s defense. Sophomore forward Margaret Guadarrama scored her first goal of the season in the 69th minute, rewarding Biola’s patience. This marked the third unassisted goal of the game, keeping Biola in the lead and contributed to a strong finish to the game.

The Eagles maintain a strong season and are looking to stay an undefeated team after their match against California State University San Marcos on Sept. 20.

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