DeMetropolis leads women’s soccer to overtime victory

Eagles push past Chaminade in big overtime win on the road.

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DeMetropolis leads women’s soccer to overtime victory

Ashley Grams, Freelance Writer

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Biola women’s soccer traveled to take on Chaminade University of Honolulu Saturday night. The Eagles were looking to improve after a 1-1 tie in the rain against Hawaii Pacific University last Thursday night. Chaminade tied up the game 1-1 at the end of the second half, only for Biola to come up big with a winning goal in the final minutes of overtime.

Sophomore forward Madi DeMetropolis scored a brilliant shot in overtime on a breakaway from the middle of the field that was assisted by junior midfielder Hali Oakes. Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Joel led the defense, keeping Biola in the match with 6 saves, including one in overtime.

The Eagles struck first in the 47th minute with a shot to the top shelf by freshman midfielder Katelyn Penner. Pounding Chaminade with seven shots in the first half, the Eagles led 1-0 going into halftime.

Although Biola started the second half strong, recording two shots within two minutes, Chaminade’s Randi Fontes put a tough shot into the lower left hand corner past Joel to tie up the match 1-1. The intensity of the game continued but neither team pulled ahead and the match headed to overtime.

The action went back and forth as both teams put shots on goal. Joel recorded a strong save in the 92nd minute off a header from CU and Biola responded with a quick offensive transition. DeMetropolis then broke away from the midline to score her first goal of the season and give her team a 2-1 win.

The Eagles are now 4-0-1 in the PacWest conference and 6-3-3 overall. Biola will be back in action for their last game in Hawaii against Hawaii Hilo University on Tuesday at 7 p.m.