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Published
September 27, 2005
By
Jason Cannon

LA MIRADA, Calif. -- Coming off perhaps the biggest weekend in program history, Azusa Pacific knew it was in for a battle against arch-rival Biola. The Cougars were not disappointed.

The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Cougars and No. 8-ranked Eagles played to a 1-1 tie in front of 377, at Al Barbour Field, Tuesday evening, in La Mirada, Calif.

Fresh off wins over a pair of top 5 teams, including top ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Azusa Pacific was rewarded with a match-up against the defending GSAC champions. The Cougars had lost 3 straight to the Eagles and it took a dramatic goal late to prevent it from happening again.

Shannon Coe scored her twelfth goal of the year in the 85th minute off a feed from Mandy Heins to tie the game and force overtime.

The 2 teams got after it for 2 periods of overtime but neither team could find the back of the net. The Eagles managed to get off 4 overtime shots to the Cougars 1.

For the game, Biola outshot Azusa Pacific 13-11 and put 6 of those shots on goal. The Cougars took 4 shots on goal.

After a scoreless first half, the Eagles jumped on top 1-0 in the 65th minute when Jordan Bishop scored her second goal of the season. The game remained that way until Coe forced overtime late.

Jill Colfer had 5 saves for the Cougars.

Azusa Pacific had not earned any points against Biola since 2002. Now 7-0-1, the Cougars difficult stretch continues with a showdown against Westmont on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the Azusa Square.