Reynolds' golden goal lifts Seasiders

Reynolds' golden goal lifts Seasiders

LAIE, Hawaii – Natalie Reynolds scored the golden goal to lead BYU-Hawaii women's soccer to a 2-1 victory over Dominican on Thursday at BYU-Hawaii soccer field.

BYU-Hawaii's (5-6-2, 4-3-1 PacWest) Natalie Lewis put the Seasiders up early with a goal and Reynolds recorded the assist. The Seasiders outshot Dominican (4-9-1, 4-5 PacWest) 13-5 and held them to only one shot on goal.

After Ansley Warner was taken down in the box five minutes into the overtime period, Reynolds scored her fifth goal of the season from the spot to give BYU-Hawaii the 2-1 win.

The Seasiders started the first five minutes of the game with three shots, but were unable to put them on frame. Tess Hobbs appeared to score a goal in the 22nd minute, but was called offside.

Ivy Torres got the only shot of the half for Dominican in the 32nd minute, but it was blocked before it got to the box.

Kate Orchard had an opportunity that bounced off the crossbar in the 44th minute, leaving the game scoreless. Reynolds took a free kick with the clock running under 10 seconds from the left flank and found Lewis' head to give BYU-Hawaii the 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

The Penguins first scoring chance of the second period sailed over the crossbar in the 68th minute. BYU-Hawaii tried to extend their lead, but Tess Hobbs' header went wide left and Michelle Sanders sent the ball wide right on the loose ball.

After the defense was unable to clear a corner, the ball landed at the feet of Dominican's Lily Dubuc and she put it into the net to tie the game in the 82nd minute.

Reynolds and Kala Brundige attempted to regain the lead for BYU-Hawaii but narrowly missed on their opportunities to send the game to extra time.

The Seasiders return to the pitch in California on Tuesday to take on Concordia Irvine at 1 p.m. PDT. Live stats will be available online.

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