Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES (file)
Biola women’s soccer played their second game in the Pacific Northwest against Concordia Portland University and won 2-0 Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles came out strong after a heartbreaking loss to Seattle Pacific University earlier this week. The defense only allowed two shots in the first half with senior center back Madyson Brown leading the defensive charge. Offensively, Biola’s most dangerous chances came from the left wing. Two drives down the sideline spurred by senior defender Colie Martin resulted in two saves from CU and a 0-0 score heading into the half.
Coach Brunelle sent out her team with new energy in the second half. Two minutes in, senior forward Annmarie Alvarez crossed the ball to senior forward Sarah Yang who flicked it on to junior midfielder Brynne Anderson for her first-ever collegiate goal, making the score 1-0. Seven minutes later, the Eagles continued to assert their dominance as Martin made a long run up the left side, crossing it low to Alvarez for a finish in the back post. Biola shot four more times toward the end of the game, but CPU held the Eagles at 2-0 for the remainder of the match.
Biola (1-3) will be back at Al Barbour field in La Mirada Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. against CSU San Marcos.