LAIE, Hawaii (Oct. 12, 2013) – The BYU-Hawaii men's soccer team came away with a victory at home 2-1 in a high intensity match against Dominican University of California on Saturday.
The final 11 minutes were heated with three yellow cards on Dominican (3-7-2/1-4-1) as BYU-Hawaii (4-3-2/2-2-1) kept its cool down the stretch after taking the lead on a penalty kick in the 81st minute by Pawel Dregan to win it.
The Seasiders possessed for most of the game, racking up 19 shots.
Dominican, however, struck first with a goal in the 29th minute, but the Seasiders didn't wait to answer back.
David Urbina sent one low and hot to the back of the net less than a minute later to even things up.
It looked like the Seasiders would add one more with a penalty kick in the 32nd minute, but Penguin goalie Patrick Rabbit snatched it up.
At the 20 minute mark the Seasiders made an offensive blitz as they put up four shots in two minutes, but unfortunately were not able to connect.
With only eight minutes left in the game Dregan capitalized on a Penguin yellow card and a penalty kick to put the Seasiders up 2-1 for good.
Until the final whistle blew it was closely contested match, with multiple cards in the closing minutes, however the Seasiders kept their cool and came away with the win at home 2-1.
The Seasiders will have another match as they take on Notre Dame De Namur at home on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m in Laie.