Men’s soccer tramples the Vulcans

Kristian Colaci ranks No. 11 nationally in goals scored.


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Sophomore business administration forward Moose Bonat evades two Vulcan defenders.

Caleb Crawley, Sports Editor

Biola’s men’s and women’s soccer teams continued conference play against Hawaii Hilo on Saturday. The men’s team won 2-0, while the women’s team fell 3-0 against the visitors. 


Junior forward Kristian Colaci chipped in his 12th goal of the season for Biola’s first score in the 30th minute. Colaci’s goal ranks him No. 11 in goals scored for NCAA Division II men’s soccer. The Eagles scored early again in the second half, courtesy of midfielder Moritz Riegel’s goal to lead 2-0. Riegel was set up by first-year midfielder Ethan Hardin’s assist, merely three minutes into the second half. Biola’s two goals on offense were plenty for redshirt junior goalkeeper JD Gunn’s performance on the defensive side of the ball. Gunn recorded his fourth shutout of the season to go along with three saves. 

The men’s team remains undefeated in PacWest play (4-0-3) and sits second under Dominican in league standings. 

Biola faces Chaminade on Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Al Barbour Field. 


The Eagles celebrated their eight seniors on Saturday, which includes Frances Andrade, Christian Maranville, Mason Stansberry, Rachel Melvin, Aubrey Fergeson, Katelyn Penner, Catrina Gonzales, and Sarah Freed. 

The nationally ranked No. 9 Hawaii Hilo scored a trifecta of goals in the first 20 minutes of the match to lead 3-0. The Vulcans’ highly potent offense outshot the Eagles 9-3 in the first half, but Biola’s defensive effort allowed a mere three shots in the second half. 

First-year goalkeeper Savanna Tavares remarkably recorded six saves against UH Hilo. 

The women’s team plays Chaminade on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Al Barbour Field. 

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