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Wahine sweep weekly awards

By Brian McInnis on September 18, 2017

You don’t encounter this very often at the University of Hawaii, except maybe in the realm of volleyball. UH swept the Big West’s women’s soccer athlete of the week awards on offense and defense, the conference announced today. Forward Sonest Furtado received the offensive award after compiling two goals and an assist on her team’s 2-0 road trip to Arizona State and Grand Canyon, while goalkeeper Alexis Mata netted the defensive award for her 13 saves in the 1-0 (OT) […]

UH goes for Arizona trip sweep

By Brian McInnis on September 17, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE FINAL — Hawaii 2, Grand Canyon 1. Sonest Furtado has the first multi-goal game for a UH player this season as the Wahine (5-4) take their third straight road game to close nonconference play. First three-game road winning streak for the program since beating UCSB, USC and LMU in succession, all by 2-1 scores, in a five-day stretch in Sept. of 2004. 85th minute, Hawaii 2, Grand Canyon 1 — Furtado strikes again from a similar spot as her […]

Wahine turn up the heat in AZ

By Brian McInnis on September 15, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE 96th minute, Hawaii 1, Arizona State 0 — GAME. Raisa Strom-Okimoto put aside a series of near misses — her winning ball was her eighth attempt — when she got far upfield on a breakaway, dribbled to the left goalpost then fired to the far post past the ASU goakeeper and in. UH earns its second straight road win, including the first over a Pac-12 opponent since 2013. END REGULATION, START OF FIRST OT 89th minute, Hawaii […]

Mata is soccer PoW; UH draws with alumnae

By Brian McInnis on September 11, 2017

Hawaii goalkeeper Lex Mata was named the Big West soccer defensive player of the week today, on the heels of her eight-save shutout performance in a 2-0 win at Idaho State last Tuesday. It is the first career PoW honor for the junior — who earned full-time starting keeper status in the preseason — and the first weekly award, offense or defense, for a Rainbow Wahine player this season. From UH media relations, here’s a compilation of some of Mata’s nice […]

Road trip closes at Idaho State

By Brian McInnis on September 5, 2017

LIVE UPDATES FINAL — Hawaii 2, Idaho State 0: Valiant second-half effort for UH, which had to fend off a number of Bengal chances before the Wahine broke through late. Lex Mata recorded eight saves, easily a career best, in the team’s first clean sheet of the season. UH improves to 3-4 going into its alumnae exhibition on Sunday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. 88th minute — Hawaii 2, Idaho State 0: Mikaelah Johnson-Griggs ices the road win off an assist […]

Wahine seek bounce-back win

By Brian McInnis on September 3, 2017

LIVE UPDATES FINAL — Gonzaga 4, Hawaii 0: UH gets a few late looks against GU’s backups but it’s otherwise a totally dominant win for the Bulldogs, who outshoot the Rainbow Wahine 23-6. UH (2-4) takes its fourth straight shutout defeat and will look to salvage the road trip at Idaho State at noon on Tuesday. 59th minute — Gonzaga 4, Hawaii 0: Callie Best is the latest Zag to score, as she fights through a 1-v-3 scrum that included Mata. Somehow […]

Soccer Wahine hit the road

By Brian McInnis on August 31, 2017

LIVE UPDATES Here’s a link to live streaming for Hawaii at Idaho. Final: Idaho 1, Hawaii 0 — Rainbow Wahine get blanked for a third straight game as the Vandals outshoot them 20-7, including 14-2 in the first half. The hosts’ breakthrough game in the 75th minute on a header goal by Olivia Baggerly off a corner kick. ———————— Maybe a change of scenery will jump-start the Hawaii soccer team’s offense. The Rainbow Wahine were shut out in both their […]

Wahine take on Seattle

By Brian McInnis on August 28, 2017

SCORING UPDATES FINAL — Seattle 2, Hawaii 0. The teams finish an even 9-9 on shots, but Seattle puts away its best chances while Hawaii misses high. For UH, Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Sonest Furtado and Kellsie Gleason made the all-tournament team. Seattle 2, Hawaii 0 — Jessie Ray heads in a 78th-minute ball that Lex Mata couldn’t quite handle on a pass from Stephanie Spiekerman. Seattle 1, Hawaii 0 — Natasha Howe scores from 10 yards on a loose ball in the 57th […]