Seasiders shut out Fresno Pacific 3-0

Seasiders shut out Fresno Pacific 3-0

LAIE, Hawaii (October 19, 2013) – In a marquee victory, the BYU-Hawaii men's soccer team dominated Fresno Pacific in 3-0 shutout on Saturday afternoon.

Fresno Pacific (8-4-1, 6-2-1) was tied for first in the Pacific West Conference entering the match.

"I don't even know where to start. These boys today; you could just tell it would be a special day," head coach Mark Davis said. "Our focus was extremely high coming in along with a lot of intensity."

The Seasiders (6-3-2, 4-2-1) possessed well and controlled the game from the get-go, taking 14 shots on the day, including five on goal.

BYU-Hawaii junior, Romy Lakip, started the Seasider scoring frenzy in the 23rd minute of the first half with an assist by Ariel Chavez.

The rally continued as Cameron Neeley knocked in an unassisted goal in the 33rd minute to make it 2-0.

The Seasiders weren't done yet as just a few minutes later Bent Jenson knocked in the third Seasider goal assisted by Mike Moreno in the 37th minute to end the half with a 3-0 lead.

"From top to bottom, every player, including guys on the bench had that look in their eyes coming in," Davis said. "We know what we need to do to get into the NCAA tournament and I can't say enough. This group is one of the most special I have been around."

The second half was a physical battle on the field between BYU-Hawaii and the Sunbirds with 32 fouls and two yellow cards on FPU and one on the Seasiders.

BYU-Hawaii responded to the physicality and kept the shutout alive to end with a 3-0 victory.

Goalie Chris Pineda had a big day, keeping the Sunbirds out of the net with a gutsy five-save performance.

The Seasiders will face Chaminade in Laie on Oct. 23.

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