Fullerton shuts out Hawaii
FULLERTON, Calif. » Cal State Fullerton held Hawaii to four shots last night as the 19th-ranked Titans won their fourth consecutive match, 3-0 at Titan Stadium.
Natasha Kai had three shots and Jessica Domingo one for the Rainbow Wahine (3-5-2), who were blanked for the fourth time.
The shutout was the fourth for Cal State Fullerton goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, who became the winningest goalie in Titans history with her 25th career win.
The Titans dominated from the start. They attacked from everywhere on the field.
"We took a beating. We got completely outplayed. We made sloppy passes. It was a nightmare game for us," said UH coach Pinsoom Tenzing.
"They were very, very good at long balls, had several swift front runners and one defender who cleared balls 50, 60 yards in the air. It really was something to behold."
Lisa Kosena put the Titans on the board at 16:10 when she settled a bad clearing ball and chipped it into the upper left corner.
Rebekah Patrick put the Titans (8-2) up 2-0 at 49:02 when her shot to the upper left corner squirted through Wahine goalkeeper Kori Lu's hands into the net.
Late in the match, Lauren Cram dribbled through three defenders, then sent a pass between two more to Lauryn Welch, who chipped the ball over a diving Lu at 85:30.
UH was outshot 24-4 and did not have a corner kick.
The Wahine finish this trip with a match at San Diego State (7-5) tomorrow. The Aztecs are coming off a 2-0 win Wednesday over cross-town rival San Diego. Mid-Pacific graduate Mariko Strickland scored the game-winner.
San Diego State leads the series against UH 4-0.