Nelson nets a pair against Cal Poly Humboldt

The Eagles lose 4-3 against the Jacks.

Caleb Crawley, Sports Editor

The Biola women’s soccer team lost the first game of their road trip to Northern California against Cal Poly Humboldt on Thursday with a score of 4-3. The Eagles held the Jacks close in an exciting match, which ultimately resulted in victory for the home team. 


Biola found themselves down early in the first half, when Cal Poly Humboldt found the net twice in the 4th and 17th minutes. The Eagles erased the early deficit in miraculous fashion, as they responded with two goals in the 23rd minute to tie the match. The sensational freshmen duo Marjie Rechin and Peyton Nelson chipped in the Eagles’ first goal of the match to cut the Jacks lead in half. Half a minute later, sophomore forward Abby Chavez netted the game-tying goal, courtesy of senior defender Rachel Melvin’s assist. 


The second half belonged to Cal Poly Humboldt, as their offense once again chipped in a pair of goals to build a 4-2 lead. The Eagles responded in the 76th minute with Peyton Nelson’s second score of the match, but their effort to tie the contest fell short as the Jacks defense held strong to secure the win 4-3. 

Sophomore Anna Boyer continued to contribute at goalkeeper by recording a season-high seven saves in the match to increase her total to sixteen saves on the season. 

The Eagles continue the road trip against Chico State on Saturday Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. at University Soccer Stadium.  

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