Women’s water polo breaks their win streak

The Eagles hosted rivals APU and were defeated, 12-8.

Charlotte McKinley, Staff Writer

Women’s water polo returned home to face off against the Azusa Pacific University Cougars after three wins in last week’s tournament, which included two back-to-back wins. The Eagles had a strong start with a one-point lead to finish the first period, but unfortunately lost in the end, 12-8.

STARTING OFF STRONG

The Cougars made the first two shots of the competition, but 20 seconds later, sophomore attacker Kourtney Pyle put the first goal on the board for Biola. The goal was quickly followed by another from freshman attacker Veralie Naranjo to tie the game at two points. With less than two minutes left in the first period sophomore utility player Maria Roldan Gonzalez made a final goal for the first period, putting the Eagles at a one-point advantage.

In the second period APU quickly tied the game for a second time and pulled ahead with another goal. Gonzalez tied the game once again keeping the Cougars on edge. APU responded with three goals of their own and the Eagles were unable to match the energy going into the half. 

NOT ENOUGH

Biola was unable to score in the third period, as APU added three more goals to the board putting the Eagles at a disadvantage of six points. In the fourth and final period BU made four goals while APU made two, but it was not enough as the Eagles lost by four points, 12-8.

Women’s water polo (5-9) will compete in the LMU Tournament, beginning on March 11 at 10 a.m., competing at the Burns Aquatics Center. Footage and stats from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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