Orchard helps Seasiders comeback against Hawks

Orchard helps Seasiders comeback against Hawks

LAIE, Hawaii – Kate Orchard sparked BYU-Hawaii women's soccer late in the first half to defeat Holy Names University 2-1 on Saturday at BYU-Hawaii Soccer Field.

Orchard scored both goals for the Seasiders (4-6-2, 3-3-1 PacWest), while the back line held the Hawks (3-7, 1-5 PacWest) to one shot total.

With BYU-Hawaii trailing 1-0 In the 38th minute, Ansley Warner placed a perfect through ball to Orchard behind the defensive line and Orchard won the 1-on-1 with the keeper to the lower-left corner. Only one minute later, Orchard again found herself 1-on-1 with the keeper and, after the initial shot was saved, Orchard collected the ball inside the 6-yard box to tap the ball into the empty net.

Holy Names began the game quickly when Courtney Okazaki found Jaclyn Arballo behind the Seasider defense on the left-angle and she placed into the right-lower 90 to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead.

Kate Gurney tried to counter shortly after the goal, but her shot was too high over the post. Natalie Lewis had another shot at the equalizer in the 25th minute, but the ball was saved by Holy Names' Tiana Miyashiro (3-5).

After Orchard's offensive outburst, the half ended quietly as neither team registered a shot on goal.

The second half started with Natalie Reynolds receiving a cross in the box, but her shot was wide of the left post. Kate Gurney took a shot from a free kick in the 66th minute, but the ball was inches above the crossbar. The final 20 minutes were a physical battle between the two teams, but neither was able to put any shots on frame.

The Seasider's will resume play on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. HST against Dominican University of California at the BYU-Hawaii Soccer Field. 

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