Argonauts hold off Seasiders

Argonauts hold off Seasiders

BELMONT, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer fell 2-1 to Notre Dame de Namur Thursday afternoon at Koret Field.

Sydney Eddy recorded the first goal of her Seasider (2-3-1, 1-1-0 PacWest) career, while the Argonauts (3-2-1, 1-0-0 PacWest) received goals from Alina Martinez and Vanessa Sanchez. Camille Jones (2-2-1) made five saves for BYU-Hawaii to keep the game close.
Notre Dame de Namur used offensive pressure to finish with 16 shots with eight on goal, holding BYU-Hawaii to six shots and four on goal.

The Argonauts jumped ahead quickly when Samantha Sanchez sent a corner kick into the box and Martinez headed it home for the 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.

The Seasiders answered just one minute later when Mackenzie Moore sent a ball behind the defense to Sydney Eddy who beat the keeper to tie the game.

Notre Dame de Namur had three chances in the 28th minute when Susan Whitney had a shot blocked and Maritza Gomez's attempt on the rebound was kept out of the goal by the BYU-Hawaii backline. Lillian Martino Bradley attempted a shot off a free kick in the 29th minute, but it was blocked.

Neither team scored again until four minutes before the end of the first half when a corner kick from Erin Banda found the head of Sanchez for another goal to give the Argonauts the 2-1 advantage going into the half.

Ekaterina Herrod applied some early pressure for the Seasiders in the second half, but her shot was saved by Abigail Cabrero. BYU-Hawaii had one more opportunity for the equalizer when Mackenzie Moore put her head on a free kick, but Cabrero came up with the save again.

The Seasiders will take on Fresno Pacific on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PDT. Live stats will be available online.

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