On Monday night, a pair of goals in the beginning of the second half that were within three minutes of each other snapped Azusa Pacific’s six-game winning streak (6-3, 3-1) as the Hawai’i Pacific Sea Warriors (4-2-1, 2-0) won 3–0.
The Cougars had a hard time finding anything going in their favor. They had the advantage in shots on goal, but Sea Warriors’ senior goalkeeper Mael Lefebvre stopped all eight attempts. It was the first time the Cougars have been shut out since their game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Sept. 7.
After a scoreless first half, in the 47th minute Sea Warriors freshman midfielder Erik Kemsies launched a set ball from around midfield toward the box. The ball went untouched and bounced past Cougars junior goalkeeper Chip Cox for the first score of the game.
In the 50th minute, Sea Warriors junior midfielder Dylan Hardie-Jordan fired a shot that was deflected and still found the back of the net to make it a 2–0 lead for the Sea Warriors.
The Cougars had many close shots and they kept the ball on HPU’s side of the field for the majority of the second half. Sophomore forward Keenan Armbrust had one of his four shots fly just over the crossbar and senior midfielder Trenton Titus fired three shots, two of which were on goal.
The Cougars have a chance to use the loss to fuel them for their next matchups Thursday against the Hawai’i Hilo Vulcans at 7:30 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer Complex and Saturday against the Chaminade Silverswords, also at 7:30 p.m.