Friday, October 8, 1999
Coaches: Fresno State, Peter Reynaud, 6th season (62-47-8, .564). Hawaii, Pinsoom Tenzing, 6th season (35-56-6, .380).
Wahine Soccer Playbook
At Fresno State Bulldogs
Season: Fresno State (8-3-1). Hawaii, (5-4-1)
Series record: The series is tied, 1-1-1. The Wahine won the last meeting, 2-0, at Ala Wai Field last season.
Top players: Fresno State, Jill Pearson, 5-foot-2 junior striker with 5 goals, 2 assists; Jennifer Johnstone, 5-10 senior goalkeeper with a 0.79 goals allowed average; Morgan Oliveira, 5-7 sophomore striker who was selected WAC Player of the week last week. She scored and added an assist in FSU's 2-1 upset of No. 7 Southern Cal ... Hawaii, goalkeeper Demarre Sanchez (0.75 goals allowed average) will be tested. Strikers Jennifer Starsiak, Veronica Flores, Dawn Dasher, and K.C. Cornett must find a way to beat Johnstone.
Interesting facts: Fresno State played nine of its first 11 matches away from Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs are averaging a WAC best 754 fans in the 41,031-seat facility. Every FSU player is from California. In their fifth year of operation, the Bulldogs pushed their overall record (46-44-7) past the .500 mark two weeks ago ... Hawaii will be without the services of reserve midfielder Kelly Keohen, who is sick.
Match keys: Fresno State will not have standout midfielder Aimee Thompson, who received two yellow cards in Tuesday's match against San Jose State and must sit out the UH match. She is a key in the offensive scheme and FSU head coach Peter Reynaud has had two practices to prepare for her loss ... UH head coach Pinsoom Tenzing has moved Megan Lytle back to left midfielder after experimenting with her as a striker. Dawn Dasher also practiced as a midfielder this week but the position is new to her. Camille Kalama returns to her center back position after missing last week's road trip to take the law school exam. She is the general of the Wahine defense. Her cool, smart play was missed.
Kickoff: Tomorrow, 4 p.m., at Fresno State's Bulldog Stadium.