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Laie, HI—The Brigham Young University Hawaii men’s soccer team continued their strong early season today by defeating Chaminade in a non-conference match 2-0. The Seasiders, who have already surpassed last season’s win total improved to 5-0 on the year behind a pair of second-half goals and a strong defensive effort that included playing a man short for the final 27:11 of the game.
After a scoreless first half, the Seasiders broke through in the 51st minute when sophomore Bent Jenson dribbled through the defense down the left side and blasted a shot past the goalie into the right side of the net. Jenson’s unassisted goal was his third of the season.
The Seasiders were given a red card in the 63rd minute and were forced to play short-handed the rest of the way, causing some anxiety in the Seasider faithful. However, freshman Dillon Richens did a great job of allaying the BYU-Hawaii fears when he headed in a goal off a free kick from Eric Lowe in the 72nd minute. Richens second goal of the year gave the Seasiders a much-needed cushion and the defense held firm the remainder of the game.
BYU-Hawaii goalie Josiah Holtz turned in another strong performance, saving four shots before being relieved late in the game.
With the loss, Chaminade fell to 0-5-1 for the season. The Seasiders out-shot the Silverswords 12-8 for the match.
BYU–Hawaii will be in action again on September 26th against Grand Canyon in Laie at 3:00 pm in a Pacific West Conference match.