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 minute when a teammate directs it into the box on a free kick.
HALFTIME — 0-0. Evenly matched game so far, with each team recording three shots. Sonest Furtado had UH’s best chance, a breakaway 1v1 with the Redhawks keeper that resulted in a shot over the bar. Seattle had a couple of plays around the 6-yard box squirt just wide of the posts at the other end.
Hawaii had more than full three days to digest last Thursday’s 1-0 loss to Pacific before tonight’s matchup with Seattle University of the WAC.
Let’s see if they put that time to good use. The Redhawks (1-2) could provide a stern test, as they bested Pacific 3-0 on Saturday. Seattle can claim the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Classic outright tonight with a W. They also take it by overall results in case of a draw against UH, or through tiebreaker goal differential in the case of a loss, unless the Wahine go off in the scoring column.
Live stats are here, but I’ll post scoring updates above.
UH got an aggressive knee sprain recovery from freshman Cristina Drossos and she’s back in the lineup tonight after missing the Pacific game, shifting Bo Samson back to the bench. And looks like Kiri Dale is getting her first start at midfield while Lillie French is now a bench option.
The Wahine (2-1) have allowed a goal in all three of their games so far. Will that hold tonight?
Seattle has a local player on its roster in sophomore defender Rachel Bowler (‘Iolani).