Seasiders and Sealions end in tie

Seasiders and Sealions end in tie

LAIE, Hawaii – Edgar Mesa Perez scored the only goal for BYU-Hawaii men's soccer in a 1-1 double overtime tie with Point Loma on a windy Saturday afternoon at the BYU-Hawaii soccer field.

The Seasider's (5-5-3, 4-4-2 PacWest) Edgar Mesa Perez had his best game of the year with a total of six shots, three of which were on goal.

The Seasiders had a total of 13 shots, seven of which were on goal. The Sealions had only 10 shots, with two being on goal. Point Loma's Michael Lambert recorded an impressive six saves while Dwayne Wittman recorded one save for BYU-Hawaii.

The Seasiders took the lead in the 15th minute when Mesa tapped the ball past the goalie off a feed from Peter Puertas into the six-yard box. Mesa had another chance to score off a corner kick in the 31st minute, but his header sailed just wide of the goal.

Point Loma (5-5-4, 4-4-1 PacWest) had a chance to take the lead early in the 11th minute with two shot attempts which were blocked by the keeper and another hitting the crossbar. The Sealions only had one other shot attempt in the first half which was saved in the 39th minute.

Point Loma scored in the first minute of the second half off when Keyran Kelly made a turn past his defender and beat the keeper near post to tie the game 1-1. The Sealions had chances to take the lead several times in the second half including shots in the 52nd and 55th minute that were both blocked on their way towards net.

BYU-Hawaii only had three shots in the second half coming in the 65th, 68th, and 76th minutes.

The Sealions had two chances to win in the second overtime with shots by Jorge Navarro and Andrew Ritchie. BYU-Hawaii's lone shot attempt in both overtime periods came from Daniel Corbett in the 108th minute.

BYU-Hawaii will return to the field Saturday to host Azusa Pacific at 12 p.m. HST. Live stats will be available online. 

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