Seasider defense overwhelms Silverswords

Seasider defense overwhelms Silverswords

HONOLULU – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer defeated Chaminade 1-0 behind an early goal and strong defensive play Saturday at Saint Louis Field.

The Seasiders (3-4-1, 2-2-0 PacWest) had 14 shots with seven on frame, while limiting the Silverswords (1-6, 1-3 PacWest) to four shots and one on goal.

The Seasiders went to work early as Kristine Reynolds Behrens put a shot on frame in the fifth minute, but Brandee Lane (1-6) made the save. In the 13th minute, Mackenzie Bean crossed a ball into the box and found Sydney Eddy right in front of the net for the lone goal of the game.

BYU-Hawaii continued to put pressure on Lane as Roxane Dennis and Bean each put a shot on frame in the 35th minute, but were unable to extend the lead. Bean had another chance to add to the lead in the 42nd minute, but Lane once again came through with the save to keep it a one goal game at the break.

Lane made another save shortly after the half on a Bean shot in the 50th minute. Chaminade had its first shot of the game in the 53rd minute, but the Lauren Uehara shot sailed high. Brena Jarvis answered for the Seasiders with a shot in the 55th minute, but Lane pushed the ball away from the goal and the Silverswords held on the ensuing corner.

Chaminade looked to equalize in the 86th when Chelsie Delameter put a shot on frame, but Jaylie Jensen (1-2) punched the ball behind the net to keep the Seasiders in the lead. The ensuing corner found the foot of Jana Kakugawa, but her shot went high.

BYU-Hawaii will play Hawaii Pacific on Tuesday at 3 p.m. HST in Honolulu. Live stats will be available online.

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