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Laie, HI—Senior Kamuela Kamoe scored on a penalty kick with just 35 seconds remaining in the second, and final, overtime to give the Brigham Young University Hawaii men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over Cornerstone today in the season opener for the Seasiders. Kamoe’s kick provided BYU-Hawaii Coach William Mahoni a win in his first game as coach of the men’s team.
The Seasiders started slowly in the match and gave up a breakaway goal to the Golden Eagle’s Isaac Grotenhuis in the 19th minute. However, the Seasiders knotted things up just before halftime on a Bent Jenson goal off a short pass from Alex Anderson in the 45th minute.
The second half failed to produce any goals, although the Seasiders out-shot the Golden Eagles 10-6 in the period and finished the game with 20-13 shot advantage. The first ten minute overtime period also failed to determine a winner and it appeared the second overtime would allow the match to end in a tie, but a takedown by a Cornerstone player in the box set up Kamoe’s game winner that beat the goalie to the right side of the net.
BYU–Hawaii will be in action again on September 9th against UH-Hilo in Waipio at 5:00 pm as part of the Hawaii Challenge Cup Tournament.