Sunbirds offense overpowers Seasiders

Sunbirds offense overpowers Seasiders

FRESNO, Calif. – The BYU-Hawaii women's soccer team was unable to make a comeback against Fresno Pacific losing a 3-1 game on Monday at Ramirez Field.

Fresno Pacific (6-6-2, 6-2-2 PacWest) started early with a header on goal in the second minute, but Daniela Chacon was able to save it. A shot by the Sunbirds' Hannah Coyle found its way into the back of the net in the 13th minute to open up the scoring. The Seasiders (3-12-0, 2-8-0 PacWest) tried to respond quickly, but Kate Orchard's shot was saved by the keeper.

Jenna Thomason took possession of the ball and shot it over the keeper's head to give Fresno Pacific the 2-0 lead. Orchard attempted to retaliate, but once again FPU's goalkeeper saved her shot.

In the 47th minute, Kala Brundige and McKenzie Evans each tried to break through with shots on goal, but were unable to put it past the keeper. Evans had another shot minutes later hit the goal post and a third shot was again saved by Fresno's keeper.

BYU-Hawaii's goalkeeper was unable to get a hold on a deep shot from the outside left of the box as the ball went to the back corner of the net.

After a well-placed cross by Ansley Warner, Rebekah McCarthy headed the ball into the goal giving the Seasiders a goal in the 80th minute to avoid the shutout.

The Seasiders return home to face Hawaii Hilo on Saturday at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field at 3 pm HST. Live stats will be available online.

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