Seasiders fall to Cougars

Seasiders fall to Cougars

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell 3-0 to Azusa Pacific in their last home game Monday at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field.

Sydney Eddy led the Seasiders (5-8-2, 4-6-1 PacWest) with four total shots and one on goal.

Kelsey Bushman finished with four total shots for the Cougars (10-3-2, 8-1-1 PacWest), while Victoria Kovatch and Lindsey Ryals each had three. Goals came from Allyn Brown, Kovatch and Ryals.

Azusa Pacific recorded 14 shots with eight on goal, holding BYU-Hawaii to nine and four, respectively.

Hayley Williamson crossed the ball to Brown inside the box, who put it in the net to give Azusa Pacific a 1-0 in the fifth minute. Bushman followed up with a shot to increase the lead moments later, but keeper Jaylie Jensen (3-6-1) got her hands on it.

In the 10th minute, Eddy had a chance to equalize with a shot near the post, but Sarah Klinkenberg (7-2-1) was able to punch it wide. In the 23rd minute, Mackenzie Bean had a shot that went wide and Kristine Reynolds Behrens placed a head on corner to the back post, but the shot was saved.

Bushman opened the second half with a shot that bounced off the crossbar, allowing Kovatch to head it in and extend Azusa Pacific's lead to 2-0 in the 47th minute. The Cougars tried to widen the gap more with four consecutive shots, but were unable to find the mark.

Mackenzie Moore looked to put the Seasiders on the board in the 57th minute, but Klinkenberg saved her ball. Three minutes later, Eddy had another opportunity, but the shot ricocheted off the post and her follow up shot went wide right.

In the 62nd minute, Ryals put a free kick from 30-yards out in the back netting for a 3-0 Cougar advantage. Emily Barfuss had her first scoring chance for BYU-Hawaii in the 74th minute, but Klinkenberg kept the goal clean.

The Seasiders will travel to California to face Holy Names Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. PDT. Live stats will be available online. 

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