Late comeback earns 2-2 tie with Dixie State

Late comeback earns 2-2 tie with Dixie State

ST. GEORGE, Utah (Oct. 3, 2013)- The BYU-Hawaii women's soccer team scored back-to-back goals within six minutes of each other late in the game pick up a 2-2 draw at Dixie State.  

Goals by Sarah Bodily in the 78th minute and Brittney Crump in the 84th minute forced extra minutes but after two overtimes the Seasiders (1-4-2, 0-3-1) would settle for the 2-2 tie. 

"We came out sluggish and made some changes," head coach Alex Ruegner said. "Our freshmen stepped up and were huge. We got shot after shot in overtime and I am very proud of the girls coming back. It was definitely a good test of the girls 'character to come back like that."

Dixie State (4-3-2, 4-1-1) came out hot as it scored in the 2nd minute of regulation putting the Red Storm ahead 1-0, a lead they took into the half.

The second half started out slow with minimal action until the 70th minute when Seasider goalkeeper Megan McCain was yellow carded, allowing Dixie State to capitalize on a penalty kick to take a 2-0 edge.

BYU-Hawaii was fouled in the box shortly after to give the Seasiders an opportunity in the 71st minute to get on the board. The penalty shot was saved by the Red Storm keeper to stop BYU-Hawaii's attack for the time being.

The Seasiders really kicked things into gear when in the 78th minute Sarah Bodily crushed a beautiful shot into the top shelf from 25 yards out cutting the lead to 2-1.

BYU-Hawaii wasn't finished quite yet when McKenzie Evans sent a through ball toward Brittney Crump who cashed in on the pass and put another goal away in the 84th minute tying the game up at 2-2.

BYU-Hawaii was looking to keep the momentum in their favor in overtime by keeping the pressure on Dixie State. The Seasiders took several shots in the both overtimes and had two corner kicks but came away with no late scores in the 2-2 draw.

The team heads back home for a well-deserved rest before they take on Dominican next Saturday Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. HT in Laie.

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