Late surge not enough for Seasiders in loss to Azusa Pacific

AZUSA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2013) – The BYU–Hawaii men's soccer team scored a last minute goal, but came up short in a 2-1 loss against Azusa Pacific in its first of four road games on the mainland. 

BYU–Hawaii (2-2-1, 0-1) fell 2-1 in a heartbreaking loss against the red-hot Azusa Pacific Cougars (6-2, 3-0), who have won their last six games in a row.

The Cougars scored their first goal off a Seasider foul that occurred near the end of the first half. Oktay Bulut took the penalty kick and scored to put the Cougars up 1-0 going into halftime.

APU then added another goal in the 51st minute by Trenton Titus to put BYU–Hawaii in a 2-0 hole.

In the last minute of regulation Seasider junior Richard Harrison scored a goal with time winding down. The goal gave the Seasiders hope, but with less than 30 seconds the Seasider were unable to come up with a second goal and ran out of time.

BYU–Hawaii will be eager to put the loss behind it and win the next road game against Cal Baptist (1-3-1, 1-2) Saturday at 3:30 p.m. PST in Riverside, Calif.

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