Overtime ends in draw

Although men’s soccer painted the goal with shots, they ended the match against Menlo College in a 0-0 draw.

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Junior forward Stephen Tanquary runs against a player from San Diego Christian College on Oct. 22. | Johnathan Burkhardt/THE CHIMES

Keaton Moore, Writer

The men’s soccer team kicked off the second half of the season with their first interdivisional Golden State Athletics Conference match against the Menlo College Oaks. The game would end in a draw with both teams unable to score and made the Eagles’ season record 4-3-1.

Maximizing Performance

Senior goaltender J.T. Addington was confident prior to the game of the team’s ability to excel in the latter half of the season.

“Our preparation has been focused on a game-by-game basis because we know our potential and what we want to accomplish this season and we know we need to maximize our performance for every game,” J.T. Addington said.

Although the scoreboard ended blank, the team left Menlo College with many positives to lean on. The Eagles maintained a consistent presence on Menlo’s side of the pitch with three shots in the first period and broke out with nine shots in the second.

Offensive Eruption

After their offensive eruption in the second half, the game was thrown into overtime, where the Eagles had a total of four shots. However, this was not enough to get the Eagles on the board and both teams left the field with the score 0-0.

Addington, who played the entire game, performed perfectly as his defense served as the unstoppable force in front of the goal. He ended the game with five saves — a majority of which were in the second half.

Senior midfielder John Hanscom led Biola’s offense with three shots and two on goal. Although the team would not score players such as senior midfielder Joey O’Keefe, sophomore midfielder Jarrett Pugh and junior midfielder Devin Leon all made multiple efforts to score. With both the offense and defense working together, the team moves forward with confidence into the rest of their GSAC match ups.

After two away games in a row the Eagles prepare to return to their nest and take on San Diego Christian College at home on Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m.

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