LAIE, Hawaii – Jessey Hein's late goal was not enough as BYU-Hawaii men's soccer fell in the closing seconds 2-1 to Simon Fraser Thursday at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field.
Pierre Henrio led the Seasiders (1-1-1) in shots with two, while Hein scored the only goal against the Clan (4-0) so far this year. Michael North led Simon Fraser with two shots, 1 goal and one assist.
Both teams finished with six total shots and four on goal.
With the game tied, Wittman saved a shot by North in the 87th minute. North had one more opportunity getting behind the defense and this time he beat Wittman to the near post with 37 seconds remaining for the game winner.
Henrio went in quick for a shot in the third minute of the game, but the Clan's keeper Brandon Watson (4-0) saved it. Moments later, Simon Fraser showed off their technical ability when North passed the ball to Mamadi Camara as he beat the keeper for the first goal of the game, giving them the lead in the fourth minute.
In the 25th minute, Ryan Dhillon attempted to extend their lead, but BYU-Hawaii's Dwayne Wittman (1-1) got his hands on it to maintain the 1-0 score. Jake McRae looked to equalize in the 32nd minute, but Watson wouldn't let it past him as he saved the shot.
At the start of the second half, Jaden Bybee had a chance to score with a header, but the ball went over the crossbar. Henrio shot to the near the post off a free kick in the 56th minute, but the keeper was there to grab the ball.
Braden Bailey crossed the ball to Hein at the top of the box in the 85th minute. Hein slid to get his shot off before a defender could reach the ball and put it into the upper corner of the net to tie the game.
The Seasiders head to Northern California and start their road trip with a game against Academy of Art on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. PDT. Live stats will be available online.