Seasiders topple Silverswords with strong second half

Seasiders topple Silverswords with strong second half

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer defeated Chaminade University 2-1 in a muddy battle Tuesday afternoon at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field.

Mackenzie Bean scored one goal for the Seasiders (1-2-1) and led all players with four shots on goal. Brena Jarvis Love scored BYU-Hawaii's other goal, her second in the last two games. Sydney Eddy also recorded a total of four shots with two on goal. Camille Jones had two saves of the Silversword's three shots on goal.

Caitlin Tatemichi scored the lone goal for the Silverswords (0-2-0, while Bianca Gonzalez, and Jordan Taboniar each took one shot on goal for Chaminade (0-2-0). Keeper Brandee Lane recorded five saves.

The Seasiders got on the scoreboard early in the second half with two goals in two minutes. Bean put the first one in the net in the 54th minute on a pass from Kala Brundige to tie the score at 1-1. Two minutes later, Love was shoved to the ground by Lane in the box to earn a penalty kick. Love capitalized and gave BYU-Hawaii the 2-1 advantage for good.

The teams engaged in a physical first half with several fouls in the first few minutes before Chaminade's Caitlin Tatemichi scored on a one-timer from outside the box off an assist by Kelli Fryxell to put the Silverswords up 1-0 in the 18th minute.

Eddy looked to counter quickly with a shot seconds later, but missed wide. Bean followed shortly after with a header off a corner kick by Mackenzie Moore, but Silversword defender Megan McClanahan kept it out of the back of the net.

Chaminade fought to catch up after losing its lead in the second half, but was unable to put any more shots on frame.

BYU-Hawaii will head to Northern California next week to take on Academy of Art on Tuesday at 1 p.m. PDT. Live stats will be available online.

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