Lady Seasiders fall on late goal by Lancers

Lady Seasiders fall on late goal by Lancers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell on a late goal in a 1-0 decision on Saturday afternoon against Cal Baptist.

Kristine Reynolds led the Seasiders (2-6-2, 1-3-1 PacWest) with two shots and Kelsey East (2-2-1) made six saves for BYU-Hawaii. The Lancers (5-5-1, 5-1-0 PacWest) outshot the Seasiders 12-7, including a 7-2 advantage on frame.

Increased pressure by Cal Baptist late in the game resulted in a Lanai Navarro cross that found Lauren Wallberg at the penalty spot for the only goal of the game in the 75th minute.

East was involved early, saving a shot in the third minute of the first half. Jessica Smith and Natalie Reynolds responded with shots for the Seasiders, but were unable to put the ball on frame.

Brena Jarvis was able to test Cal Baptist goalkeeper Sara Escobedo (5-5-1) with a shot in the 20th minute, but Escobedo made the save to keep the game scoreless.

The second half saw shots from Kate Orchard, Kristine Reynolds and Kala Brundige, but the Seasiders were not able to capitalize.

East proved valuable again in the 62nd minute with a save after a counterattack followed a shot from Brundige. Cal Baptist found tested her again with a scoring opportunity in the 69th minute off a header from a corner, but East once again grabbed the ball to keep the game tied.

East made two more saves before the go ahead goal by the Lancers. Natalie Reynolds gave the Seasdiers a chance at an equalizer in the 87th minute, but Escobedo gathered in the ball to keep the clean sheet.

BYU-Hawaii returns to the islands to take on Hawaii Hilo on Thursday at 12:30 HST at UHH Soccer Field. Live stats will be available online.

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