HAYWARD, Calif. – McKenzie Evans powered BYU-Hawaii women's soccer in an offensive outburst during 3-0 win over Holy Names at Pioneer Stadium on Thursday night.
"The women came out on fire from the first second," BYU-Hawaii head coach Mark Davis said. "They were so upbeat and they played a very attractive game of soccer today."
The Seasiders (2-4, 1-0 PacWest) controlled the tempo and put all 10 of their shots on goal. Their defense held the Hawks (0-6, 0-2 PacWest) in check allowing two shots with one on goal.
Kate Orchard received a pass from Evans at the top of the box in the 14th minute and beat the keeper to put BYU-Hawaii up early. Just one minute later, Evans was able to get a shot through the Hawk defense and into the back of the net.
Evans shot two more from the top of the box in the 34th and 40th minutes, but Holy Names' Vanessa Amaral made the save both times to keep the score at 2-0 in favor of BYU-Hawaii. Evans finished the day with four shots on goal.
In the 41st minute, Caitlin Wadley gathered a loose ball, dribbled through multiple defenders and ripped a ball into the side netting to beat the keeper from inside the box and give the Seasiders a 3-0 lead.
"Caitlin's goal was my favorite of the night," Davis said. "I was very pleased with her today. She's a freshman just coming in and she was shut down today."
Several reserves saw action for BYU-Hawaii in the second half as the Seasiders cruised to their second victory of the season.
BYU-Hawaii returns to action Saturday against Dominican at 2:30 p.m. PDT in San Rafael, Calif. Live video and stats will be available online.