Seasiders unable to crack Sea Lions back line

Seasiders unable to crack Sea Lions back line

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell 2-0 to Point Loma in their final away game of the season Saturday afternoon in San Diego.

BYU-Hawaii (5-8-3, 4-5-2 PacWest) was unable to get much going against a stout defensive back from Point Loma (12-4-0, 9-2-0 PacWest), managing one shot off frame. The Sea Lions totaled 18 shots and four on goal. The Seasiders' goalies totaled two saves.The second half started with a rapid change of pace one minute in as Point Loma's Cori Deason blasted a free kick into the top of the net from 19 yards out to give the Sea Lions the lead for the remainder of the game.

BYU-Hawaii's defense blocked a shot five minutes in, a sign of the ensuing defensive battle in the first half. The act was repeated fifteen minutes later and again at the 36th minute with two more blocked kicks.

Point Loma managed another two shots in the first period but both ended up high or wide. The Sea Lions' defense prevented BYU-Hawaii from loosing any shots in the first half.

Shortly thereafter, goalkeeper Kelsey East saved a kick by Point Loma's midfielder Rachel Witz. The Sea Lions had several more scoring efforts that resulted, but none on frame.

Michaela Maes put a right-footed volley from 25-yards out into the top right corner of the goal in the 71st minute to extend the lead to 2-0.

BYU-Hawaii's Daryl Kaufusi subbed in at goalie in the 78th minute. Soon after, Seasider freshman forward Natalie Reynolds attempted the first shot of the game for BYU-Hawaii, but it was blocked. Kaufusi saved a shot by Sea Lion Amanda Mitchell in the 89th minute of the game.

BYU-Hawaii returns to the island to play Hawaii Pacific University at home on Thursday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. HST. Live stats will be available online.

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