Second half offensive burst powers Seasiders past Silverswords

Tiffani Rice gets a foot on a loose ball in the box for her first and last goal as a Seasider.
Tiffani Rice gets a foot on a loose ball in the box for her first and last goal as a Seasider.

LAIE, Hawaii – Senior Tiffani Rice scored her first career goal and the last goal of the season for BYU-Hawaii women's soccer in its 3-0 defeat of Chaminade on Saturday at BYU-Hawaii Soccer Field.

Sophomores Ansley Warner and Kala Brundige scored BYU-Hawaii's (6-9-3, 5-6-2 PacWest) first two goals of the game, also their first of the season. Warner also recorded an assist for the Seasiders. Forward Brena Jarvis assisted two of the goals.

Twyla Hamasaki led Chaminade (1-16, 0-13 PacWest) in shots with three, two of which were on frame.

The Seasiders outshot the Silverswords 17-4. BYU-Hawaii's goalkeeper, Kelsey East (6-6-2) finished with three saves, while Chaminade's goalie, Lauren Ishii (0-13), recorded five.

Both teams struggled to maintain the ball for much of the first half due to wet weather and poor field conditions. Several Seasiders attempted shots that ended up high, wide, or saved by the defense. East was called into action early in the first half, saving one shot in the 16th minute and one in the 25th.

The second half started strong with another save by East only 40 seconds in. In the 62nd minute, a pass from Jarvis found Warner who ripped the ball off the opposite post and into the back netting for the first goal of the game.

Shortly after, in the 68th minute, Brundige scored a second goal for the Seasiders on quick passes from Jarvis and Warner to make it 2-0.

In the 70th minute, Rice took advantage of Silversword defensive confusion on a corner to tip the ball past the goalkeeper, securing the 3-0 victory for BYU-Hawaii. This was Rice's first career goal and her final game as a Seasider.

This game concludes BYU-Hawaii women's soccer season.

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