Seasiders remain undefeated in PacWest with 1-1 tie

Seasiders remain undefeated in PacWest with 1-1 tie

LAIE, Hawaii – Jace Green scored for a third consecutive game to help BYU-Hawaii men's soccer to a 1-1 tie against Point Loma in double overtime.

"It was a competitive game from the first whistle," commented Head coach Mark Davis. "I respect their team and their coaches a lot. I'm happy with the result and the way our team played."

BYU-Hawaii (4-4-2, 4-0-1 PacWest) remains the only undefeated team in PacWest conference play with 13 points and trailing Fresno Pacific by two points in the conference standings.

In the 81st minute, a perfect service from Ty Oconner found Mike Moreno on the right side for a first-touch cross to Jace Green who was able to put it in the lower right corner to knot things up at 1-1 and send the game into extra time.

The game started with a shot from Point Loma (1-7-2, 1-3-1 PacWest), which Chris Pineda expertly saved by pushing it over the crossbar in the third minute.

A BYU-Hawaii opportunity to score was stopped short when a shot from David Urbina in the 17th minute hit the crossbar.

Chad Nahoolewa was able to get several shots off throughout the first half, but was unable to beat the Point Loma keeper.

The Seasider's defense was able to hold the Sea Lions to only four shots with only two of them being on goal to end the half at a 0-0 tie.

Point Loma came back from halftime with a newfound determination and were able to score a goal when Matt Rose ran left and put the ball back post to give the Sea Lions a 1-0 lead.

Neither side gained an advantage in the first overtime period as they battled for control with momentum shifting every few plays.

The second overtime period was marked by shots from Green and Nahoolewa, but weren't able to finish resulting in the 1-1 tie at the end of the 110 minutes.

BYU-Hawaii faces Azusa Pacific on Saturday at 3 p.m. HST on the BYU-Hawaii soccer fields. Live stats will be available online.

 

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