Arizona Sun Devils scorch Eagles in water polo showdown

Biola loses to Arizona State 0-3.


Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Redshirt junior utility Rachel Spadt waits for a pass from her teammate.

Ryan Wingert, Staff Writer

During the course of Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, Biola played in three games in a mini tournament against Arizona State University. On Friday, the Eagles lost 14-0 against the University of Michigan, then fell 16-10 against California Baptist later that day. The final game on Saturday was against Arizona State, who overwhelmed the Eagles in a 16-7 rout. 


Women’s water polo has not started the season the way they would have liked to, dropping all three of their first games — each of these three opponents, however, were NCAA Division I teams. This early season trial humbled the Eagles but has not defined the season. 

Arizona State controlled the game from the start as the Sun Devils opened the game 6-2, which then grew to an 11-4 halftime lead. The Sun Devils eventually cruised to a 16-7 victory over the Eagles following a dominant performance.

A bright spot for the Eagles included junior utility Maria Roldan Gonzalez scoring multiple goals for the second game in a row. In addition, redshirt sophomore utility Marija Mijuskovic scored her first goal ever as an Eagle. 

Up next, Biola will enter the Long Beach State Mini Tournament where they aim to get back on track. This event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 9:15 a.m. Stats from the match can be found on the Biola Athletics website.

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