Brittney Evans and Terryn Soelberg each scored a goal to lead Brigham Young University-Hawaii to a 2-0 win over the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Saturday afternoon.
The Pacific West Conference women’s soccer match was played at the UHH baseball field.
Evans scored her goal at the 34:58 mark to give the Seasiders (8-4-2 overall, 6-3-2 PacWest) a 1-0 lead that they carried into the intermission. Then at the 54:46 mark Soelberg answered with her goal to make it 2-0 against the host Vulcans (4-11, 2-10).
Seasider Kami Strait also had an assist to help fuel the visitors’ attack.
BYUH goalies Megan McCain (38:43) and McKenzie Empey (51:17) combined on the shutout. Neither played allowed a UHH goal and Empey had a save.
Vulcan goalie Breegan went the distance, allowing two goals and recorded three saves. The Seasiders outshot the Vuls on goal 4-2.
“We had some opportunities in the first half and they didn’t work out,” UHH head coach Unity Beddingfield said. “We kind of lost our rhythm and couldn’t get it back. But the girls worked really hard and fought all the way to the end.”
BYUH 1 1 — 2
UHH 0 0 — 0
• BYUH 2, UHH 1: Zak Epplette and Chad Nahoolewa each scored goals off corner kicks in the final 2 1/2 minutes to lift BYU-Hawaii to a stunning 2-1 win over the Vulcans.
The Vulcans (3-8-2 overall, 3-7-2 PacWest) rode Xavier Fuerte’s goal in the first half to a 1-0 lead down to the final minutes. But Epplette tied the match at 1-1 off Brett Waters’ corner kick, then Nahoolewa scored the game-winner on a header off Waters’ second straight corner kick to put the Seasiders (4-7-2, 3-7-1) in front with :02 left.
Fuerte scored his goal at the 21:41 mark in the first half, an 18-yarder off a James Yamane assist.
UHH goalie Luis Romero played well, giving up two goals and recording two saves in the 90-minute match. BYUH goalie Trevor Lesueur also went the distance and gave up one goal to go along with five saves. The hosts outshot the Seasiders 10-8.
BYUH 0 2 — 2
UHH 1 0 — 1
The University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s placed 12th in the Pacific West Conference Cross Country Championship held Saturday the Kahuku Golf Course on Oahu.
Nadia Ramirez led the UHH squad with a 40th place finish on the 5k course in 20:42.25. Also competing for the Vulcans were Keri Fujiwara (57th, 21:32.05), Jordan Bledsoe (62nd, 21:51.85), Justina Wood (79th, 32:59.55) and Hillary Ramos (87th, 27:57.85).
Academy of Art senior Jenny Bergren took medalist honors in 18:09.35.
Azusa Pacific won the team race with 62 points. It was followed by California Baptist (74), Grand Canyon (86), Dixie State (111), BYU-Hawaii (140), Hawaii Pacific (151), Point Loma Nazarene (156), Academy of Art (172), Chaminade (273), Fresno Pacific (292), Holy Names (310), Hawaii Hilo (325), Domincan (355) and Notre Dame de Namur (371).
Editors note: The UHH sports information office provided Vulcan cross country results and statistics from the UHH soccer matches.