Seasiders and Eagle battle to a draw

Seasiders and Eagle battle to a draw

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's soccer tied 1-1 with Concordia University Irvine Monday afternoon at the BYU-Hawaii Soccer Field.

Sydney Eddy scored BYU-Hawaii's (4-5-2, 3-3-1 PacWest) lone goal and accumulated a total of six shots on goal of eight shots total. Brena Jarvis Love had the Seasiders' only other shot on goal. Jaylie Jensen (2-3-1) had six saves for BYU-Hawaii.

Concordia (7-0-3, 3-0-2 PacWest) had an equal number of shots on goal, three coming from Natalie Werner and two each from Brianna Meyer and McKenna Carrillo. The Eagles' goalie Jazmin Alvarez (3-0-2) had six saves.

Natalie Werner and McKenna CaRrillo each put shots on goal in the first 13 minutes of the game for the Eagles, but Jensen kept them out. In the 15th minute, a free kick gave Werner the open opportunity as she gave Concordia a 1-0 lead.

A minute later, Sydney Eddy looked to equalize with a header that Alvarez got her gloves on to preserve the lead. It was short lived, Mackenzie Bean chipped the ball behind the defense to Eddy whose shot bounced off the far post and into the net, tying the game 1-1 in the 18th minute.

Sydney Richards and Eddy each made attempts for the Seasiders that went over the crossbar at the start of the second period. Eagle Taylor Thurmond had a shot go wide before Jensen saved a ball by Carrillo in the 73rd minute.

Both teams continued to find opportunities, but were unable to break through with a goal late. Love had the chance to take the lead with two minutes remaining on a shot from the center of the box, but Alvarez made an incredible save off a one-handed deflection to send the game to overtime.

Two minutes into the first overtime, Carrillo had two opportunities to score but her shots sailed either high or wide. Meyer took two more shots for the Eagles in the 99th minute but they were blocked and wide.

In the 103rd minute, Richards and Emily Barfus both took shots that were blocked and Rebekah McCarthy took one a few minutes later. The Eagles' goalie saved Eddy's shot on goal in the 106th minute. The Seasiders had a final chance to score off two shots by Love ten seconds apart, but both flew high of the frame.

The Seaisders will return to action Thursday at home versus California Baptist at 2:30 p.m. HST. Live stats will be available online.

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