Azusa Pacific’s men’s and women’s soccer teams both had victories against Chaminade in Honolulu on Thursday.
The men’s team won 3-2, coming from behind twice. Junior forward Carlos Garcia-Partida scored two of the goals for APU while freshman forward Kaleb Armbrust had another. Garcia-Partida’s first goal came at 33:15 with a shot from 20 yards into the far post. This tied the game at 1-1.
After Chaminade took a 2-1 lead, Ambrust scored from 10 yards on the left at 63:56 to tie the game again. Garcia-Partida’s second goal then came at 76:38 from the front of the net, making the score 3-2.
Sophomore APU goalie Tyler Jaramillo had five saves in the game. The Cougars took a total of 14 shots, while Chaminade fired 15.
The win improved APU’s record to 6-2, 3-1 in conference. The Cougars wrap up their Hawaii trip with a match against BYU-Hawaii Saturday.
The women’s team, which had lost its first two conference games and tied the third one, gained its first conference win with a shutout against Chaminade, 3-0.
In the first period, senior forward Amanda Hardy scored off a goalkeeper deflection at 35:11. Freshman Darby Emmons scored next at 42:19, getting the goal from 35 yards and bringing the score to 2-0. Sophomore forward Katelyn Rogers scored the final goal for the Cougars at 62:30 from 15 yards.
APU proved dominant over its opponent, taking 26 shots while Chaminade only had one. The Cougars didn’t have any saves, but Chaminade had 11.
The women’s team also plays BYU-Hawaii Saturday before returning to Azusa. The Cougars’ record is now 3-6-1 overall, 1-2-1 in conference.