The game, which was moved due to extreme heat forecasts in Riverside, was the first loss in conference play and just second of the season for the Lancers who fall to 4-2-1 overall, 3-1 PacWest.
"I thought we played well and dominated the ball even though the score wasn't indicative of that today," said CBU Head Coach Kristen St. Clair. "You have to give Point Loma credit, they finished their chances and we didn't. We just have to be sharper when we get the opportunities."
Less than 25 minutes into the game, CBU was already down 2-0 and would never recover.
Claire Matthews got the Sea Lions on the board first, scoring on a set piece in the 15th minute and then 10 minutes later Brooke Winklepleck deposited a ball into an open net after blocking a clearing attempt from CBU keeper Rosie Nakata.
Nicole Craft scored early in the second half to give Point Loma its 3-0 lead.
Though dominated on the scoreboard, the Lancers did not lack for opportunities in the contest as the two teams each took 14 shots and put five on target. The only difference was CBU's inability to find the back of the net.
It was the fourth shutout of the season for Point Loma goalkeeper Tiffany Kracy.
"For our first game in 11 days we did some things well," said St. Clair. "Soccer can be a humbling game, though, and we just didn't get the result we wanted. There are a lot of good teams in this conference and you have to be able to put together 90 solid minutes against them. Now we just go back to work and get ready for Saturday."
The win moves the Sea Lions to 7-2, 5-1 and leaves them tied with Dixie State atop the conference standings.
CBU will be back in action Saturday as the Lancers host UH-Hilo at 3:30 p.m. The Lancers' originally scheduled home game against the Sea Lions will be played Oct. 30.