Seasiders fall in defensive battle

Seasiders fall in defensive battle

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell 2-0 to Occidental on Saturday at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field.

Occidental (1-0) finished with four total shots, holding BYU-Hawaii (0-2) to two. The physical game resulted in 11 fouls and one yellow card for each team.

The first opportunity of the game came on a shot by Brena Jarvis Love in the fourth minute of the game, but it was blocked by Occidental's defense.

18 minutes in, Erin Iacullo sent the ball to Julie Khil before she put it off the far post and across the goal line to give the Tigers a 1-0 advantage. A shot by Nicole Castro in the 37th minute gave Occidental hope to extend the lead, but the ball went wide right.

Tiger Megan Maher capitalized on a bad pass and stole the ball to put it past the keeper, giving them a 2-0 edge in the 52nd minute.

BYU-Hawaii tried to retaliate in the 76th minute, but Meghan Walker's shot was blocked. Occidental had one more opportunity to increase its lead in the 82nd minute, but Maher's header went high over the goal.

The Seasiders will play Hawaii Pacific next Saturday at 3 p.m. HST. Live stats will be available online. 

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