Thursday, October 20, 2005
Final: #19 Biola 2, Sunbirds 0
La Mirada - Early second half goals by Krystal McKay and Jessica Greene powered No. 19 Biola to a 2-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Sunbirds in La Mirada tonight.
McKay's third goal of the season, just 2:20 into the second half, (47:20) proved to be the match-wnner. Greene added her insurance goal13 minutes later as the Eagles (6-4-3, 4-2-2 GSAC) out-shot the Sunbirds 18-4.
Justine Caldera and Audra Carter each recorded three saves in the FPU goal.
"They (Biola) knocked it around really well," said FPU head coach Jaime Ramirez. "I'm really proud of the physical effort we put forward tonight , but offensively we could not string any passes together, I think we are a better team than we showed tonight."
It does not get any easier for the Sunbirds, now 6-7-1 overall and 2-4-1 in GSAC play. They return to Steinert Field Saturday to host No.11 Westmont (7-2-2, 3-2-2). Kick-off time is 5:00 p.m. Next Tuesday, they will host No.1 Azusa Pacific (7:00 p.m.).
Fresno Pacific: 6-7-1, 2-4-1 GSAC
#19 Biola: 6-4-3, 4-2-2 GSAC
The Eagles have now won all six contests (6-0-0) with FPU.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.