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Soccer shoots for winning streak

By Brian McInnis on October 15, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE Cal State Northridge 2, Hawaii 1, FINAL FINAL — Matadors prevail in come-from-behind fashion, with all goals scored in the second half. The visitors outshoot the hosts 18-12 on a windy Sunday at WPSS. Cynthia Sanchez’s counterattack score in the 69th minute is the game-winner. 89th minute — Wahine knock the ball around for about a minute in the CSUN penalty box area but are unable to get a clean shot off. 80th minute — And again. Sanchez […]

Soccer homestand rolls on

By Brian McInnis on October 12, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE Hawaii 2, UC Santa Barbara 1, FINAL FINAL — UH snaps a six-game Big West losing streak going back to last season. Sonest Furtado with her 12th and 13th career goals, the first of her career in Big West play. 90th minute — Final chance here for UCSB as Kiri Dale is yellow carded on a hand ball from about 25 yards. Free kick coming for the Gauchos … ball is snagged by Lex Mata. Great save to […]

Soggy Sunday

By Brian McInnis on October 8, 2017

LIVE UPDATES HERE FINAL — UC Irvine 3, Hawaii 2. Hawaii has a few chances in desperation mode in the final few minutes but cannot convert. The Eaters turtle the ball in the corner and run out the clock. Sixth straight BWC defeat for UH going back to 2016. 80th minute — Tia Furuta nearly puts in a rebound goal with a header but the ball shoots wide. At the other end, Lex Mata with a nice save in the open field […]

Familiar spot

By Brian McInnis on September 29, 2017

Shot after shot of the ball went right into the mitts, the body, maybe even off the head of UC Davis goalkeeper Alexis Smith. With the Hawaii soccer team facing a one-goal deficit in the second half, the Rainbow Wahine fired nine attempts on frame in an attempt to equalize. Smith stopped them all en route to an 11-save effort in a 1-0 Aggies win over the Wahine to open Big West Conference play on Thursday. UH coach Michele Nagamine […]

UH soccer gears up for Big West

By Brian McInnis on September 24, 2017

It’s a safe bet the Hawaii soccer team won’t take home some weekly hardware Monday, a first in three weeks. That’s through no fault of the Rainbow Wahine; they were completely off from game action for the past week after winning their last three nonconference road games. UH (5-4) opens BWC play at UC Davis (1-9) on Thursday. The Wahine spent the week resting up and tuning up for the Aggies and a follow-up game at always-tough Long Beach State […]

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 […]