Bean's golden goal lifts Seasiders past Hawks

Bean's golden goal lifts Seasiders past Hawks

OAKLAND, Calif. – Mackenzie Bean scored the golden goal to push BYU-Hawaii women's soccer past Holy Names in a 2-1 overtime victory on Thursday afternoon's game at the College of Alameda Stadium.

Sydney Eddy and Bean each tallied a goal and Eddy added an assist on the game winner.

BYU-Hawaii (6-8-2, 5-6-1 PacWest) loosed 26 shots with 12 on frame, while holding Holy Names (1-14-1, 1-11-0 PacWest) to only 11 shots, two on frame.

A free kick by Eddy in the 107th minute to the left of the net found Bean who was able to kick it into the back netting for a 2-1 BYU-Hawaii victory.

Neither team took control of the game until twenty minutes into the first half when the Seasiders were awarded two corner kicks, but both failed to open the scoring.

In the 23rd minute, Eddy was able to beat the Hawks back line to put BYU-Hawaii on the board with her sixth goal of the season for the 1-0 advantage.

Holy Names answered back nine minutes later when Courtney Okazaki sent a ball to Harlie Valentine put it in and send the game to into the half in a 1-1 tie.

A shot by Eddy early in the second half forced a save by Alyssa Lopez to keep the game going tied in the 50th minute.

Rebekah McCarthy followed with a shot and Brena Love added a header in the 57th and 58th minutes, but neither was able to capitalize before the keeper got her hands on the ball.

BYU-Hawaii kept the offensive pressure on Holy Names with shots from Caitlin Wadley, Mackenzie Moore and Kristine Behrens before the Hawks' Cathryn Hafner was able to take a shot that sailed wide right in the 78th minute.

The Seasiders got one last opportunity to win in regulation, but Love headed the ball high in the 89th minute with a header from Love to force an overtime period.

The first overtime saw shots from Eddy and Bean forcing the Holy Names keeper to make three saves to keep the game tied.

The team returns to the pitch on Saturday at 2:30 pm PDT to face Dominican in their last game of the regular season. Live stats will be available online.

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