Saturday, October 9, 1999
Bulldogs chew upFrom staff and wire reports
visiting Wahine, 3-0
The coaches picked Fresno State to win the Western Athletic Conference women's soccer title and the Bulldogs showed Hawaii why yesterday.
Fresno State (9-3-1 overall, 1-0-1 WAC) extended its unbeaten streak to seven (6-0-1) with a 3-0 victory over visiting Hawaii yesterday at Bulldog Stadium.
The Bulldogs were not bothered playing without talented midfielder Aimee Thompson, who had to sit for receiving two yellow cards in FSU's previous match.
Morgan Oliveira scored at 12 minutes, 10 seconds to give FSU the early lead.
"We gave that goal away," UH head coach Pinsoom Tenzing said.
"We came out extremely, extremely flat once again, just like against Sacramento State. To their credit, after about 20 minutes, our players regrouped and we outplayed them in the second half."
The Bulldogs second goal came when Sarah McEachen picked up a deflection off a UH defender and scored her third career goal from 15 yards out.
The Wahine (5-5-1, 0-0-1) appeared to have cut the deficit in half at the 55 minute mark.
Megan Lytle made a run down the left side, beat a defender on the end line and passed to Veronica Flores waiting in the middle. Flores scored, but offsides was called.
"No way that was offsides. Veronica was behind the ball all the way," Tenzing said.
In the 78th minute, Andrea Baier, playing in her first match, scored on her first shot.
Wahine goalkeeper Demarre Sanchez made 14 saves, the most by an FSU opponent this season.
The Wahine play at San Jose State tomorrow. They conclude the road trip with a nonconference match against Cal State Hayward Monday.
"The mood is still up and that's a good way to go to San Jose," Tenzing said.
The match statistics were not available.
WAC Women's SoccerConference Overall Team W L T W L T Fresno St. 1 0 1 9 3 1 So. Methodist 1 0 0 9 3 0 Texas-El Paso 1 0 0 7 4 1 San Jose St. 0 0 1 9 4 0 Tulsa. 0 1 0 6 5 0 Texas Christian 0 1 0 7 6 0 Hawaii 0 1 0 5 5 1Yesterday's results
Fresno State 3, Hawaii 0
Texas-El Paso 1, Texas Christian 0
Southern Methodist 3, Tulsa 1
San Jose State 1, Cal State Sacramento 0
Hawaii at San Jose State
Tulsa at Texas Christian
Texas-El Paso at Southern Methodist
Cal State Sacramento at Fresno State