Seasiders fall to Hawks on the road

Seasiders fall to Hawks on the road

OAKLAND, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii men's soccer fell 3-2 to Holy Names on Thursday at the College of Alameda Stadium.

Jacob McRae and Besser Davila each were able to score for the Seasiders and Kason Binford and Braden Baily were recorded the assists.

As a team, the BYU-Hawaii (5-6-4, 4-5-3 PacWest) was able to hold Holy Names (2-13-2, 2-9-1 PacWest) to 12 shots, four on frame, while also recording 23 shots, four on frame.

The Hawks were able to get a couple of shots off before McRae took advantage of a shot opportunity in the 20th minute, but it was saved by the back line before it reached the net.

Both sides missed scoring opportunities and continued in the scoreless game until the 35th minute when a cross from Berdi Merdanov found Juan Larios in the box for Holy Names and he put it away for his 11th goal of the season to give the Hawks the 1-0 advantage going into the half.

Holy Names came out strong from the break scoring their second goal of the game within two minutes of being out on the pitch to give the Hawks the 2-0 lead early in the second half of regulation time.

The Seasdiers cut into the Hawk lead when McRae scored his 10th goal after Bailey found him inside the box in the 51st minute.

BYU-Hawaii kept the offensive pressure with shots from Jessey Hein, Peter Puertas and Bastian Buechler, but were not able to find the equalizer.

Holy Names retaliated with a goal in the 65th minute from Bryan Bravo to retake a two goal lead.

Kason Binford crossed the ball into the box to find a waiting Davila, who headed the ball into the net and keep the Seasiders in the game at 3-2 in the 72nd minute.

The Hawks limited BYU-Hawaii's opportunities to tie in the final 18 minutes to hold on to their lead for the win.

The Seasiders complete their season against Dominican University on the road this Saturday at noon PDT in their last game of the season. Live stats will be available online.


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