SAN FRANCISCO – BYU-Hawaii men's soccer could not overcome a late goal in the first half dropping a close 1-0 contest to San Francisco State on Tuesday.
The Seasiders (0-4-1) applied plenty of offensive pressure putting 10 shots on goal, but the Gators' (4-1-1) Daniel Boyer came up big to keep a blank sheet.
In the 43rd minute, San Francisco's Nathan Fernandez sent a bouncing ball into the box and Daniel Totays tracked it down to beat Chris Pineda for his first goal of the year.
Zak Epplette had an opportunity to open up the scoring in the fifth minute with a shot just inside the box, but Boyer was able to make the save.
The Seasiders had a few opportunities to tie in the 81st minute after a foul by Boyer resulted in a BYU-Hawaii a free kick inside the box. After the shot was blocked out by the defense, Romy Lakip found Colby Bauer at the back post, but he couldn't get enough on his header to get the ball to the back of the net.
The Seasiders begin conference play at Holy Names Thursday at 4:30 p.m. PDT on the campus of CSU-East Bay in Hayward, Calif.