Freshman Josh Agadoni
puts the ball past the UCI goalie in Saturday's win.
Photo by E.M. Connally
was hot as well, breaking down the Irvine offensive strategy and
keeping the ball on the other end of the field. Freshman goalie,
Tim Mann, was an imposing wall with 20 saves on the game. UCI
only managed two goals in the second quarter to Biola's four,
the third from Agadoni to Campbell and the fourth, a blazing outside
shot from Connally.
came out just as hot after half time. Agadoni didn't hesitate
to reestablish his presence, scoring two goals early in the half,
the first, an amazing one handed, backdoor flip, and the second
on a well timed pass from Connally. Even though Irvine managed
to slide past one of their own, Campbell quickly answered back
rounding out his hat-trick with a slick shot from the left side
of the crease. Soon after, senior middie, Joel "Stitch" Buckhout
added another on a fast break with the first goal of his career.
tightened up after that forcing Irvine to work hard for their
next two goals which were matched by two more from Connally with
assists from Sophomore Tommy Pocus and Campbell respectively.
The Eagles continued their rally with two goals in the beginning
fourth, the first from Campbell to Agadoni and the second from
Agadoni to Connally.
finished, however, putting one in early in the ninth minute. But
Senior attackman, Dave Crandall quickly answered with a hard shot
of his own. The goal was called back on a penalty but Crandall
was not to be denied. He put another one in a few seconds later
on a picture perfect assist from senior middie John Tiffin. That
goal was soon supplemented with another unassisted goal from Agadoni
for his fifth strike of the game.
working from an eight point deficit, still had some life left
in them, mounting a three point scoring rally in the next minute
of play, but it would be too little to late. Midfielder, Josh
Bouck, would end the game similarly to the way he started it on
an assist from Agadoni. Irvine fought hard to the end, managing
to score one more with three seconds left to play but in the end
the Eagles took home the well deserved win. Glory and thanks be
by Joel Buckhout
After a campus-wide PR blitz last week the Biola Lacrosse team
scored a decisive win in front of an enthusiastic home crowd on
Saturday, beating UC Irvine Anteaters 16 to 11. The Biola men
came to play with high spirits evident long before the opening
Once the game
was underway they didn't waste any time in sharing the spirit
as Freshman middie Josh Bouck broke for the crease, firing a laser
past the stunned UCI goalie less than ten seconds after the opening
Irvine answered back later in the quarter on a fast break, Biola's
offense dominated the play through the rest of the first quarter.
In the opening minutes of the second quarter freshman attackman
Josh Agadoni gunned in an unassisted goal for Biola's second strike
of the game. Irvine soon learned to fear number 4 as the young
Agadoni would go on to have an all-star caliber game scoring five
of Biola’s 16 goals and assisted on three others. But Agadoni
wasn't the only one having a good day.
Just a few
minutes later Senior middie and team captain Sean Connally found
Freshman attackman Duncan Campbell for another tally on the Biola
side of the board. Both Campbell and Connally would go on to have
red letter days with a total of seven goals and four assists between
the two of them.