Men’s soccer starts conference play strong

Eagles defeat the Sunbirds 6-0.


Kate Bomar//FILE

Redshirt senior defender Izaac Zausch takes the ball downfield.

Caleb Crawley, Sports Editor

Biola men’s soccer started conference play with a win over Fresno Pacific on Thursday night at home. The Eagles offense exploded for six goals, winning 6-0 against the Sunbirds and marking a program record in goals scored for a single game post-NCAA DII era. 


The Eagles’ offensive outburst was distributed evenly with six different scorers. Redshirt senior midfielder Aidan Hill scored in the 3rd minute off a header, giving Biola the early lead 1-0. In the 10th minute, junior forward Kristian Colaci assisted midfielder Clement Michelet’s goal, putting Biola ahead by two. The Eagles struck again with a minute remaining in the half as midfielder Moritz Riegel scored his first goal of the season, completing the first half scoring trifecta. 

Colaci continued Biola’s scoring barrage in the second half, scoring his eighth goal of the season in the 51st minute. Colaci’s eight goals this season currently places him third in most goals scored in NCAA Division II men’s soccer as of Thursday. 

Sophomore midfielder Matteo Napoletano chipped in his first goal of the season in the 67th minute, widening the Eagles lead 5-0. Sophomore forward Samuel Skartnes scored Biola’s sixth goal of the match at the 85th minute mark. 

Men’s soccer continues conference play in San Francisco against Academy of Art on Oct. 6th at 1 p.m.

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