Seasiders fall 4-1 in a tough muddy battle

Seasiders fall 4-1 in a tough muddy battle

LAIE, Hawaii – Daniela Chacon saved a penalty kick, but BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon against Cal Baptist University at the BYU-Hawaii soccer fields.

"It was a crazy game and the field is in horrible shape from the rain and the men's game," said Head coach Mark Davis "That being said, we didn't do what we needed to do to come up with the three points, but we worked hard, we are going to fight and we are going to come out of this on top. Tremendous respect to the Cal Baptist women's soccer team. "

Daniela Chacon stonewalled Audrianna DeGraw as she saved a penalty.  Rebekah McCarthy scored the only goal for the Seasiders (3-6-0, 2-2-0 PacWest) as a free kick from Caitlin Wader finds Brittany Dyer who puts it in the back post for McCarthy.

Cal Baptist (5-4-0, 3-0-0 PacWest) struck first as a takedown inside the box gave the Lancers a goal from the spot in the 27th minute to grab a 1-0 lead.

The Lancers had another opportunity as a shot in the 13th minute went high off a Seasider deflection. The corner was ineffective as the BYU-Hawaii defense blocked the ball and took it back into the neutral zone.

In the 47th minute Lindsey Vesling ran up the right side to beat the BYU-Hawaii keeper and make it a 2-0 game.

The Seasiders retaliated with a goal of their own as McCarthy put the ball into the back of the net in the 50th minute to make it a 2-1 game.

Tides turned as another penalty was awarded to Cal Baptist, but expertly blocked by Chacon in the 53rd minute.

Justene Kesterson finished well on another goal for the Lancers in the 58th minute to pull her team ahead by two points.

In the 60th minute, a controversial red card was given to Brittany Dyer in the middle of the field, leaving the Seasiders to play the rest of the game with ten players.

Chaylin Couzens would strike one more time for Cal Baptist late in the second half to finalize the game 4-1 in favor of the Lancers.

The Seasiders face Point Loma at home at 3:00 pm HST. Live stats will be available online.

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