Nothing goes right for Rainbow Wahine at UCLA
The Rainbow Wahine soccer team ended a tough two-game road trip with a 6-0 loss to No. 7 UCLA yesterday afternoon.
The six goals given up by Hawaii were the most it has allowed since giving up seven against BYU in 1998.
Hawaii played without senior Jessica Domingo, junior Tehane Higa and sophomore Ambree Ako.
"It was a matter of being short-handed," Hawaii coach Pinsoom Tenzing said. "We tried to hang on. It was a difficult situation."
After scoring at least two goals in each of its first six games, Hawaii (5-2-1) was held to just one goal in its two road games.
The Rainbow Wahine suffered a nail-biting 2-1 loss to Cal State Northridge in double overtime on Friday.
It was Hawaii's eighth loss in its last nine road games. The Rainbow Wahine only managed two shots against UCLA, which got four goals from All-American Lauren Cheney.
"We gave away the first two goals because we had different kids playing in brand new positions," Tenzing said. "It's tough to get a position under your belt in a season. It's almost impossible to do in the spur of the moment."
Hawaii returns home for its next two games beginning Friday against Weber State at 7 p.m. at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park's stadium.