Jan. 26, 2020
The Eagles are set to host their first Golden State Athletic Conference tournament semifinal match in school history this Saturday, Nov. 9. No. 20 Biola (13-3-1) plays host to unranked Westmont (11-6) at 2 p.m. on Al Barbour Field.
Biola enters the match as the No. 2 seed in the tournament, receiving a first round bye. The Warriors defeated Vanguard 4-2 in their opening round meeting to advance to the conference semifinals. The win was Westmont's first playoff win since 2009.
Biola and WC clashed just once earlier this season, when the Warriors visited Biola Oct. 12. Daniel Chew scored a hat trick in the first 19 minutes to get the Eagles a quick lead, one they would sustain as they went on to win the match 4-1.
Westmont leads the longtime rivalry between the two squads with a 44-13-9 overall record against Biola. The two squads have not ever met in a GSAC Tournament competition.
The winner of the match moves on to face the winner of the Concordia versus The Master's matchup, which takes place at the same time on Saturday afternoon. The highest remaining seed hosts the championship match. Concordia is the current highest seed at No. 1, Biola sits just behind them at No. 2.
The match is not free admission as it is a postseason competition. Tickets range from $5-$10 and must be purchased on site from one of two ticket-selling locations near the field entrance. The game kicks off at 2 p.m., with pregame ceremonies set to begin at about 1:50 p.m. Two-hundred free student tickets are available to the first students that arrive to the ticket tables the day of the event.
The match will be streamed LIVE at client.stretchinternet.com/client/biola.portal# and live statistics can be found athttp://quickstream.biola.edu/livesports/msoccer/xlive.htm.
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