Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of Chaminade University
HILO, Hawai’i – It wasn’t a win. But it wasn’t a loss either.
The Chaminade University men’s soccer team on Friday rallied from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 tie against the University of Hawai’i Hilo in a non-conference match at the newly refurbished UH Hilo Soccer Field.
Ryan Anderson (Carlsbad, Calif./Cal State Monterey Bay/San Marcos HS) scored the team’s first goal of the 2022 after the Silverswords found themselves down by a score midway through the second half.
The game marked the return to the Big Island of Chaminade’s first-year head coach Joshua Woodard who played and coached at UH Hilo prior to his current assignment.
The Silverswords are 0-3-1 on the season while their in-state rival Vulcans are 1-3-2.
The game’s first goal came in the 60th minute on a header goal by MarcAnthony Cabrera off a Waturu Muto corner kick.
But the ‘Swords responded just two minutes later as Owen Caba (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) beat a defender down the right sideline then delivered a perfect pass to Anderson who one-timed the shot towards the lower-left shelf for the countering score. It was Chaminade’s first of the year which snapped their season-opening scoreless drought at 332 minutes.
Both teams’ defenses clamped down with just a combined two shots taken the remainder of the game.
It was the first time either Chaminade’s soccer teams – men or women – have experienced the new NCAA soccer legislation which eliminates overtimes periods in regular season action.
Brandon Yasue (Honolulu/Kaiser) made two saves for the ‘Swords while his UH Hilo counterpart, Adam Frank, made four stops.
Chaminade attempted four shots in all with Ian Inigo (Houston/Bridgeland), Daniel Jebri (Modesto, Calif./Davis Senior) and Daniel Villalva (Chula Vista, Calif./La Sierra College/Otay Ranch HS), along with Anderson’s score, all getting looks at the net.
The Vulcans attempted eight shots in the game.
The game does not count in the Pacific West Conference standings nor does it count in the PacWest Hawai’i Challenge.
The Silverswords will make their long-awaited Saint Louis Field debut on Wednesday when they face Academy of Art in their PacWest opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
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