Women’s soccer loses close defensive struggle

Eagles drop tight 1-0 struggle against Cal State Los Angeles.

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Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

Biola took on Cal State University Los Angeles Saturday, coming out on the wrong side of a 1-0 defensive battle. Freshman goalie Viviana Poli played a strong game, keeping the Eagles to one goal on seven saves, but the offense could not quite push through an equalizer.

Early in the game, CSULA converted a corner kick taken by Madison Mader that Paulina Chadez pushed past the goalie for what proved to be the winning goal in the seventeenth minute.

Biola had several opportunities on goal, taking three shots on goal and ten shots total. Junior forward Annmarie Alvarez tallied one shot on goal, with two shots that missed wide.

Junior defender Colie Martin took two shots on goal to lead the offense, also recording two other shots.

Junior forward Sarah Jeffries continued to create opportunities for the Eagles, as she has done all season, taking three shots that threatened to score.

The game turned into a defensive cat and mouse match, with neither team budging much. The second half was full of missed opportunities for both teams as the defenses looked to avoid any shots on goal.

Biola will continue play Thursday against Cal State University San Marcos at 2 p.m.

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