Friday, September 21, 2001
[ WAHINE SOCCER ]
The Hawaii soccer team has yet to manufacture goals in quantity this season despite winning three of its four matches.
UH faces unbeaten
Cal State Northridge
By Al Chase
The Wahine (3-1-0) have created opportunities, put shots on goal, but haven't hit the net with consistency.
That challenge is even bigger this weekend since the Cal State Northridge Matadors have not allowed a goal while starting the season with a 4-0-1 record.
What: Hawaii (3-1-0) vs. Cal State Northridge (4-0-1) women's soccer
When: Tomorrow and Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
Series record: Northridge leads 2-1
The Matadors blanked future Western Athletic Conference rival Fresno State 2-0 Wednesday, as senior goalkeeper Jenny Willemse increased her scoreless minutes to 512.
Playing the Matadors twice in three days is unique in college soccer, but UH coach Pinsoom Tenzing sees a benefit.
"It looks like Northridge has its best team in history. I think it will be good preparation for the upcoming WAC games," Tenzing said.
The Wahine returned to practice Tuesday after four days off. The mood was light as the players gathered, but intense once the workout started.
"We're adjusting, getting back into the swing of things. We're just trying to get back into a routine," said senior defender Erin Schremser, who mostly likely will sit out this weekend with a left hamstring injury.
"Erin is a leader in every way. She has the respect of her teammates," Tenzing said.
Her absence could be a negative or afford a teammate the chance to step in and step up her game. Tenzing wasn't pleased with the defensive lapses on the last road trip. He felt the Wahine gave away too many balls, which hinders their offense and aids opposing counterattacks.
The UH coach says the Wahine have regained their focus. They have worked hard on that. Practices have been up and down, but he says that is not unusual.
Ka Leo O Hawaii