Soccer Summary

Senior middle fielder Aaron Jones (#6) head butts the ball to teammate Uriel Jasso, preventing a Seasider score. La Verne lost 1-0 against Brigham Young University, Hawaii, an NAIA school, Tuesday. / photo by Summer Herndon
Senior middle fielder Aaron Jones (#6) head butts the ball to teammate Uriel Jasso, preventing a Seasider score. La Verne lost 1-0 against Brigham Young University, Hawaii, an NAIA school, Tuesday. / photo by Summer Herndon

by Scott Harvey
Sports Editor

Men’s soccer matched up against a strong Brigham Young University-Hawaii on Tuesday at home, but lost in a thrilling overtime game, 1-0.

The Leopards put up a strong defensive stand in both halves and with the help of junior goalkeeper Jon Tunstall, stopped 13 shots on goal. La Verne was also strong on offense attempting a season high 18 shots on BYU-Hawaii goalkeeper Jeff Miller, but failed to score.

In overtime at 14:10, Seasider forward Steve Lewis set up forward Tobias Schade within 10 yards of the goal and Schade rolled it passed Tunstall for the 1-0 win.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team faced Occidental College on Wednesday and rose to the challenge beating the Tigers 3-1. Junior forward Angel Mejico scored two goals (15:07, 28:06) in the first half to give the Leopards an early lead at the half, 2-0. Occidental came back in the second half, adding a goal from forward Rene Jaek at 55:46 on the clock to make it 2-1. La Verne won the game 3-1.

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