IRVINE, Calif .– On Saturday night, the green and gold were back in action against the visiting Hawks of Holy Names as they looked to continue their race for the PacWest title. Women’s football entered the game 5-1-1 in the conference, seeking to continue chasing a chance at the NCAA tournament.
The first half proved to be a continuous offensive performance for the Eagles as they outscored the visitors by nineteen to three strokes. The first goal came in the 12th minute of Analisa Gjonovich, who could withdraw a pass from Jadenn carrillo and shoot past the Hawks goalie. The second goal came only nine minutes later as Layla Comeaux fired a laser free kick from a dropped bullet in the upper left corner, taking visitors by surprise. Olivia ocampo collected his 8th goal of the season, connecting his header to a cross ball from Comeaux at the far post. The last half-time goal was for Hannah Teaston, who put the finishing touches on a loose ball in the 6-yard penalty area on a corner from Brianna Guerra.
In the second half, the offensive push of the green and gold did not stop, but unfortunately they failed to put any of their 12 shots past the opposing goalkeeper, who made impressive saves in half time.
The Eagles improve to a 6-1-1 PacWest record and show an impressive offensive presence from all of their players.
CUI continues to try their luck in the NCAA tournament as they travel to San Diego for their final road game against Point Loma Nazarene next Thursday, November 4, at noon.