Larsen's two goal day beats Notre Dame de Namur in OT

Larsen's two goal day beats Notre Dame de Namur in OT

LAIE, Hawaii (Oct.17, 2013) - Freshman Jonathan Larsen scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to give the BYU-Hawaii men's soccer team another Pacific West Conference win against Notre Dame de Namur on Thursday evening.

Larsen has played in just two games this season after waiting to become eligible recently. The frosh playmaker knocked in goals in the 56th minute and the game winner just under two minutes into overtime.

"I knew Jonathan [Larsen] was the guy we needed it put in," head coach Mark Davis said. "He's had two wait to get in a game this year but he has been hungry. We knew we had to go to him and he got in there and did work."

The first half was battle between the Seasiders (5-3-2, 4-2-1) and the Argonauts but remained scoreless after 45 minutes of play. There were only four shots in the half, three from the Seasiders and one shot on goal by the Argonauts (5-6-2, 2-3-2).

Early in the second half, Larsen knocked a header into the net in the 56th minute. Larsen's goal was assisted by junior Colby Bauer.

Not going away quietly, Notre Dame's Adam Hughes tied up the game 1-1 in the 81st minute.

"Defensivelywe were solid for 85 minutes," Davis said. "We had a lapse for just those five minutes but the rest of the time I thought we were incredibly solid."

On to overtime the teams went when Larsen did it again as he met the goalie one on one and knocked in a goal just over the keeper's head to snag the victory for the Seasiders.

BYU-Hawaii has a day off but will hit the field again on Saturday where they will face Fresno Pacific in Laie at 3 p.m.

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