SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Pawel Dregan scored his first goal of the season to lead BYU-Hawaii men's soccer to a 1-0 victory over Dominican University of California on Saturday afternoon at Kennelly Field.
"We played great the first half," BYU-Hawaii head coach Mark Davis said. "We had over 300 passes completed in the first half and had plenty of goal scoring opportunities. Colby [Bauer] and Romy [Lakip] held the middle down, they stayed home and really knocked the ball around today."
The Seasiders (2-4-1, 2-0 PacWest) controlled possession throughout the game getting off 17 shots, including six on goal. The Penguins (0-7-1, 0-2 PacWest) were unable to test BYU-Hawaii goalkeeper Chris Pineda as they finished with three off-target shots.
"I was very pleased with my back four, especiall David Urbina," Davis said. "He just had a stand up game and possessed the ball real well."
In the 26th minute, Jace Green found Dregan down the right side who dribbled inside the 18 yard box and beat the keeper to the back post.
Green and Dregan continued to test the Penguins keeper Erik Anderson throughout the game. Green put shots on frame in the 37th and the 48th minute, but Anderson made the save. Anderson was able to stop Dregan in the 51st minute to keep Dominican close.
The lone goal would prove to be enough as the Penguins only managed one shot in the second half, which was blocked before it could get through the defense.
The Seasiders return home Oct. 4 to take on Dixie State at 12:30 p.m. HST on the soccer fields at BYU-Hawaii. Live Stats will be available online.