Rainstorm gives Red Storm the advantage

Rainstorm gives Red Storm the advantage

LAIE, Hawaii – Brittany Dyer scored for BYU-Hawaii, but falls to Dixie State 2-1 on Saturday's game at the BYU-Hawaii soccer fields.

Dixie State (3-4-1, 1-1) started the rivalry game with an early goal in the seventh minute taking a 1-0 lead of a free kick into the box that found the feet of two Red Storm attackers.

BYU-Hawaii (3-5, 2-1) did not quit as Emily Barfus did the splits to dispossess a defender and Brittany Dyer put it home in the top left corner of the goal to send the game to half time on a 1-1 tie.

The second half started with a torrential downpour that didn't stop until the final whistle blew. Field conditions were poor as both teams struggled to maintain possession.

The Seasiders had an opportunity to score in the 74th minute of the second half as shot by Lillian Martino got deflected by the hand of Danica Nusick at the last second.

In the 79th minute, a BYU-Hawaii defender slipped because of the muddy field and gave a Dixie State player an open goal opportunity that she took advantage of to give the Red Storm the 2-1 lead.

The Seasiders return to action Monday at 3:00 p.m. HST to take on Cal. Baptist at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field. Live stats will be available online.

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