Eagles compete in non-conference play

Eagles tie 1-1 against CSUSB.

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Redshirt senior defender Izaac Zausch sets up to kick.

Caleb Crawley, Sports Editor

Biola’s men’s and women’s soccer teams both competed in non-conference games on Wednesday night. The men’s soccer team tied 1-1 against Cal State San Bernardino at home, and, meanwhile, the women’s soccer team lost 1-0 at Cal State LA. 

COLACI CHIPS IN GOAL

Men’s soccer struggled out of the gate as the Eagles scored on their own goal to find themselves trailing by one in the 2nd minute. The Eagles rebounded from the self-inflicted wound to tie the match in the 18th minute, courtesy of redshirt senior defender Izaac Zausch’s assist to junior forward Kristian Colaci’s goal. 

Neither Biola nor CSUSB scored for the remainder of the contest, as the Eagles attempted seven shots with the Coyotes totaling sixteen. Redshirt junior goalie JD Gunn anchored the strong defensive effort by recording three saves on Wednesday’s match. 

LATE GOAL FAVORS CAL STATE LA 

Freshman goalie Savanna Tavares illustrated veteran presence on the field as she recorded five saves against Cal State LA to keep her team in the match. The Golden Eagles’ lone goal came late in the first half, giving the home team advantage into halftime. CSULA’s second half defense disrupted the Eagles’ offensive effort by allowing zero scoring opportunities. Biola managed to record two total shots in the match courtesy of redshirt senior midfielder Frances Andrade and freshman forward Peyton Nelson. 

The Biola men’s soccer team will face PacWest rival Azusa Pacific in a home non-conference match on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The women’s soccer team will play Hope International in an exhibition match at home on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. 

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