Nahoolewa's header lifts Seasiders over Hawks in extra time

Nahoolewa's header lifts Seasiders over Hawks in extra time

HAYWARD, Calif. – Chad Nahoolewa scored the golden goal to give BYU-Hawaii men's soccer the 3-2 victory over Holy Names at Pioneer Stadium on Thursday evening.

"I couldn't be happier for Chad and the team," BYU-Hawaii head coach Mark Davis said. "They fought so hard and earned the three points today. Hopefully this opens the flood gates for us to start playing a little more attractive soccer and getting some more goals."

After Jaime Phillips scored for the Hawks (2-6, 0-2 PacWest) to take a 2-1 lead, Adrian Hernandez was sent off for a takedown inside the box.  Jace Green stepped up to the spot for the Seasiders (1-4-1, 1-0 PacWest) and put the ball in the back of the net to tie the game in the 84th minute and send it to extra time.

Chris Pineda faced intense pressure from Holy Names all game, but came up with seven saves to earn his first victory in the net this season.

In the 65th minute, Zak Epplette kept the Seasiders in the game against the persistent Hawks with a goal, assisted by Pawel Dregan, to tie the game at one.

Green had a great opportunity inside the box to give BYU-Hawaii the lead in the 72nd minute when he recovered the ball on a rebound of Garrett Gee's shot on goal, but unfortunately wasn't able to finish.

Five minutes into extra time, Nahoolewa headed in the golden goal off the cross from Romy Lakip to give the Seasiders their first win of the season.

BYU-Hawaii faces Dominican next on Saturday at noon PDT in San Rafael, Calif. Live video and stats will be available online.

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