Seasiders victorious in clash with Silverswords

Seasiders victorious in clash with Silverswords

HONOLULU – BYU-Hawaii men's soccer used consistent offensive pressure to score two second-half goals in a 2-0 win over Chaminade at Saint Louis Field on Saturday.

Jessey Hein and Braden Bailey each scored goals, as the Seasiders (4-2-1, 3-1-0 PacWest) put 10 shots on frame. BYU-Hawaii's backline was equally strong as Einar Johnson (3-0) earned his first shutout after only being tested twice by the Silverswords (2-4-0, 2-2-0 PacWest) in the net.

Bailey sent a ball into a scrum in front of the Silverswords net and Hein broke a scoreless struggle by putting his foot on the ball to give BYU-Hawaii a 1-0 lead in the 70th minute.

Bastian Buechler tested the Silversword backline early finding some space for a shot in the 11th minute, but it was kept out of the net by a Chaminade defender. The Silverswords countered with Jaewon Huh testing Johnson with a header in the 18th minute, but Johnson got his hands on it.

BYU-Hawaii looked to break through in the 29th minute as Griffin Garcia, Peter Puertas and Hein each put a shot on frame within a one-minute span, but Bernd Buescherhoff kept it out of the net.

The Seasiders consistent offensive pressure resulted in eight shots, five on goal, while holding the Silverswords to three shots with one on goal in the first half.

Chaminade looked to take back some momentum in the second half when Nick Kraus was the first player to find room for a shot in the 54th minute, but Johnson grabbed it to keep the game tied.

After Hein's goal, Bailey made it 2-0 in favor of the Seasiders putting a ball into the back of the net after Griffin Garcia crossed a ball in from the right flank to find Bailey 10-yards out.

BYU-Hawaii will take the pitch again Tuesday against Hawaii Pacific at 12:30 p.m. HST in Honolulu. Live stats will be available online.

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