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Hawaii soccer: Lex Mata tries to save day against Washington State

By Christian Shimabuku on September 19, 2019

Lex Mata did her part. Despite a nearly flawless game from the senior goalkeeper, Hawaii lost to No. 24 Washington State 1-0 during its season debut at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium to drop to 2-5-1. Chemical runoff had previously shifted the ‘Bows games to their on-campus practice field in Manoa. Mata registered 10 saves against an athletic and relentless Cougars squad that saw its season record improve to 6-1-0. In the process, WSU extended UH’s winless streak at home against […]

Hawaii soccer: Wahine take crack at Pac-12 breakthrough at Waipio

By Brian McInnis on September 19, 2019

A return to action at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium means a renewed chance at a Pac-12 breakthrough at home for Hawaii. The Rainbow Wahine host two potent Pac-12 foes this week in the first UH matches at Waipio since the field was damaged over the summer due to chemical runoff. UH (2-4-1) faces No. 24 Washington State (5-1) at 7 p.m. today and No. 5 UCLA (5-1) at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Pac-12 has been a semi-regular, and often […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football faces Central Arkansas on homecoming, volleyball heads to Waco, soccer returns to Waipio

By Brian McInnis on September 16, 2019

Hawaii’s three primary fall sports teams are on the move this week. UH football returns home following its lopsided defeat at then-No. 23 Washington, which knocked the Rainbow Warriors from the ranks of the college football unbeatens. Fresh off its sweep of rival UCLA and a shiny new No. 13 ranking, the unbeaten Rainbow Wahine volleyball team heads to Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invitational and their toughest test of the season. And the UH soccer team is heading back […]

Hawaii soccer: UH falls on late goal at South Dakota State

By Brian McInnis on September 10, 2019

For the second time in three days, an allowed goal in the final minutes of a game sunk the Hawaii soccer team. UH battled South Dakota State to a standstill for nearly all of the finale of its three-game road trip. But the Jackrabbits of the Summit League got a second-effort rebound goal from Leah Manuleleua in the 85th minute to top the Rainbow Wahine 1-0 on Tuesday evening in Merillion, S.D. The Wahine (2-4-1) were shut out for the […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football heads to Washington, volleyball hosts third tournament

By Brian McInnis on September 9, 2019

In this week’s edition of the Rainbow Forecast, the Hawaii football and women’s volleyball teams look to build off some exceptional starts to their seasons. UH football is off to a third straight 2-0 start under Nick Rolovich, but has a very tough test this weekend in its first road game of the season at No. 23 Washington. Can the Rainbow Warriors pull off a stunner in Seattle? Meanwhile, Robyn Ah Mow’s Rainbow Wahine (6-0) are off to the program’s […]

Hawaii soccer: Nagamine rues late lapses at North Dakota

By Brian McInnis on September 8, 2019

Hawaii was well on its way to a 2-0 start to its three-game road trip through North and South Dakota and within moments of posting a fourth straight clean sheet — which would’ve qualified as the second-longest such streak in program history. Then the Rainbow Wahine hit a considerable snag. UH gave up an 88th-minute equalizer to North Dakota and faltered further in overtime, losing 2-1 to the Fighting Hawks on Sunday afternoon in Grand Forks, N.D. Mimi Eiden scored […]

Hawaii soccer: UH records third straight shutout in win at North Dakota State

By Brian McInnis on September 6, 2019

The Hawaii soccer team successfully went five time zones over to blank another opponent. UH (2-2-1) made North Dakota State its third straight shutout victim and got the game-winner on a first-half header from forward Kelci Sumida in a 1-0 decision in Fargo on Friday night. Michele Nagamine was in a chipper mood during a postgame phone interview in the crisp, dry air of Fargo. It was the first time since the 2016 Big West season that UH blanked three […]

Hawaii soccer: Mata, Wahine explore new frontier in Dakotas

By Brian McInnis on September 4, 2019

For the first four games of the Hawaii soccer season, goalkeeper Lex Mata has ventured to the four corners of the pipes and all space between. Mata, the newly minted Big West defensive player of the week, and her Rainbow Wahine teammates will now range far and wide together. UH (1-2-1) heads to the Dakotas for a groundbreaking three-game road trip spanning this week and next in the Central Time Zone. North and South Dakota are two states the program […]