Wahine seek bounce-back win

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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 she gets the ball to dribble through. That’s demoralizing.

49th minute — Gonzaga 3, Hawaii 0: UH’s Kellsie Gleason gets a decent look snuffed by the GU goalkeeper, and within a minute GU’s India Jencks scores for the second time on a wide-angle shot with some pretty good velocity.

HALF — Bulldogs lead very comfortably at the break, 2-0, while outshooting UH 10-1. The Wahine almost went the entire period without an official shot until Raisa Strom-Okimoto got one off in the final moments. It also looked like Lei Medeiros went out with a possible injury that half.

30th minute — Gonzaga 2, Hawaii 0: The Bulldogs’ Sophia Viviano beats four Wahine downfield and slides a dribbler past Mata as slumped shoulders abound.

21st minute — Gonzaga 1, Hawaii 0: Bulldogs get a glanding header from India Jencks that Lex Mata bats at but can’t bring in. UH with no real attacking presence and zero shot attempts thus far.

Bo Samson is starting on defense for Taylor Mason, while Lei Medeiros gets her first starting nod in the midfield for Kiri Dale.

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That 2-0 start is looking more and more distant in the rear-view mirror for the Hawaii soccer team.

A 1-0 loss at Idaho on Friday was the third straight shutout defeat for the Rainbow Wahine (2-3), who continue their three-game road trip at a tough place, Gonzaga (3-0-1), today. Kickoff is at 10:30 a.m. HST.

UH hasn’t been blanked in four straight since a six-game run of futility back in 2010, Pinsoom Tenzing’s final season.

As disappointing as the recent results may have been, UH hasn’t been totally dismantled in any of them, so there’s some reason to believe they can find something that works. However, Gonzaga might be the toughest foe UH has faced thus far; the Bulldogs have allowed just two goals in their four games and they’ve matched their best overall start at this point.

Interestingly, Hawaii is 2-0 all-time at Gonzaga.

The live stream is here.

Also, from UH, senior defender Dani Crawford, a Washington native, talked about her first trip to her home state as a UH player.

COMMENTS

  1. Enuff is Enuff already!!! September 4, 2017 7:34 am

    Nagamine is a good coach with her mouth as she can talk up a storm on various sports media radio programs locally but has done very little in producing any positive results. The previous coach was given only a few yrs. then was canned but Nagamine, being local, was given more than enough time to produce and have produced very little positive results….none whatsoever…i mean……NONE WHATSOEVER…….!!!!
    I think its time for a change….NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS!!!!!


  2. Brian McInnis September 5, 2017 11:50 am

    Enuff,

    Worth pointing out that Pinsoom Tenzing, the only coach in program history before Nagamine, was there for 16 NCAA seasons.


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