LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer was unable to comeback from a first half goal falling to Azusa Pacific 1-0 Saturday at the BYU-Hawaii soccer fields.
Tiffani Rice's leadership was on display as she distributed the ball to make key plays and was constantly in a fight for the ball throughout the game. Brittany Dyer returned from a red card and made an impact on the field as well with two shots on goal.
The only goal of the game came in the 30th minute when the ball bounced off the pack in front of the net on an Azusa Pacific and Amanda Hardy was able to knee the ball over the BYU-Hawaii keeper.
The game began with a strong BYU-Hawaii defense led by a save from Daniella Chacon in in the ninth minute to boost the defense's confidence on three straight corner kick to keep the scoreboard clean.
In the 16th minute a shot by Sarah Bodily gave the Seasiders a chance, but was stopped short by the Cougar keeper.
The second half was marked by runs from both sides as the teams made creative plays to try to outwit each other, but the Azusa Pacific and BYU-Hawaii's defenses held the offenses scoreless.
BYU-Hawaii faces Hawaii Pacific at 3:00 pm HST pm HST at the Atherton Soccer field. Live stats will be available online.