Seasiders fall on late Sea Lion goal

Seasiders fall on late Sea Lion goal

LAIE, Hawaii - BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell to Point Loma Nazarene 1-0 on Thursday evening at the BYU-Hawaii soccer fields.

"We are a really good team," said Head coach Mark Davis. "Our girls are very mentally strong and tough as nails. We are going through some growing pains, but we are going to work it out."

A service from Dottie Rhoten on a free kick found Tara Kracy in the 79th minute who was able to head the ball into the back of the net to make it a 1-0 game in favor of Point Loma. The game ended shortly after with the Sea Lions being able to hold on to their lead after immense pressure from a resilient Seasider team.

BYU-Hawaii (3-7-0, 2-3-0 PacWest) started the game well with a cross from McKenzie Evans in the second minute to find Sarah Bodily inside the box, but the shot was saved by the fingertips of Point Loma's (6-2-0, 5-0-0 PacWest) goalkeeper Ariel Oriarte.

A through ball found Tess Hobbs in the 12th minute, but the keeper was able reach it before she could cause any damage.

The Seasider's back four were able to render the attacking Sea Lions ineffective with great blocks and incredible defense from Tiffani Rice, Kala Brundige, and Jana Wall to close out the first half to a 0-0 tie.

Chacon's reflexes saved a shot on goal from a Morgan Pearce keeping the game at a 0-0 tie.

In the 73rd minute, a high kick by Easton Kawawaki gave Chacon her second save of the game.

BYU-Hawaii will close their home stand against Azusa Pacific on Saturday at the BYU-Hawaii soccer fields at 3 pm HST. Live stats will be available online.


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