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  • Early Lead Falters as Dixie State Draws with BYUH
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    Published - 10/04/13 - 08:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) – The Dixie State women's soccer team received goals from junior Kimberly Thurman (Sandy, UT/Alta) and sophomore Kaisa Goodman (Springville, UT/Springville), but had to settle for a 2-2 Pacific West Conference draw with BYU-Hawaii after allowing two late second-half goals on Thursday night at Hansen Stadium.

    DSU (4-3-2/4-1-1 PacWest) built a two-goal lead midway through the second period. Goals in the 79th and 85th minutes respectively from the Seasiders (1-4-2/0-3-1) wrapped up the Storm's second home draw of the year.

    "It's our second game in a row that we lost our lead in the last 10 minutes," head coach Kacey Bingham said. "Once we figure out how to close a match, there's no reason why we shouldn't find success the rest of the season."

    Thurman went top shelf for her fourth goal of the season just 2:06 into the match. Megan Marchbanks (Springville, UT/Springville) drove to the middle and served a perfect touch pass to her left, finding Thurman for the score.

    Goodman tallied her second goal of the year converting a penalty kick in the 71st minute.

    The lead held firm just 27 seconds later after Stacie Gubler (Las Vegas, NV/Palo Verde) stoned BYUH's Annie Warren on a Seasider penalty opportunity.

    BYU-Hawaii cut the lead in half on an unassisted goal by Sarah Bodily. The Seasiders found the equalizer six minutes later on a two-on-one breakaway. Brittney Crump sailed a shot over Gubler's grasp from the left side.

    The visitors held momentum in the first overtime period. In the 98th minute, BYUH had two short-range looks miss the mark.

    Gubler and BYUH counterpart, Megan McCain, each made great early saves in the final 10 minutes to keep the scoreboard even.

    Dixie State bested the battle of shots, 20-17, but BYUH held the edge in overtime (7-3). Gubler made nine saves for the Red Storm.

    DSU closes out its current homestand on Saturday with a 10 a.m. match with Hawai'i Hilo.

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