Wahine rattle Sea Warriors
Colt Brennan and the Hawaii football team aren't the only ones rewriting the record books in Manoa.
Sophomore Vanessa Bailey scored the first three goals of her career and Kelli-Anne Chang added two as the Rainbow Wahine set a record for most goals in a game as they dismantled Hawaii Pacific 11-0 yesterday at Rainbow Wahine Soccer Stadium.
Hawaii (7-2-1) also set school marks for most goals in a half with seven and shot attempts with 54.
"It's hard for (HPU) to compete against us," Hawaii coach Pinsoom Tenzing said.
Bailey joined Natasha Kai and Veronica Flores as the only Wahine to record a hat trick in a single game.
"I got the first one and then two more came along," Bailey said. "It was definitely unexpected."
The Rainbow Wahine were so dominant that Hawaii Pacific (1-6) didn't attempt a shot in the opening 45 minutes and didn't control the ball on Hawaii's side of the field in the opening 23 minutes.
In just her second start in goal, freshman goalkeeper Nicole McClure earned her second, and easiest, shutout as the Sea Warriors didn't attempt a shot the entire game.
Hawaii controlled the ball at will against Hawaii Pacific, but didn't score until the 23rd minute. They had two shots bounce off the goal post before Chang scored off an assist from Jessica Domingo to make it 1-0.
"Initially we were playing rather foolishly," Tenzing said. "Once we corrected that, it became no contest."
Hawaii poured it on with three goals in a 9-minute stretch late in the first half.
Domingo and Chelsea Deptula scored unassisted goals back-to-back before Bailey's first career goal gave Hawaii a 4-0 lead going into halftime.
Emma Makepa-Foley got the first of her two assists as she controlled the ball near the top of the box. She got away from two defenders with a crossover move and threaded a pass in the middle to Bailey, who punched it in.
"I saw everyone scoring and it just got (the reserves) amped up to go out there and do the same," Bailey said.
Chang scored her second goal of the game 4 minutes into the second half to make it 5-0. Taryn Fukuroku sped down the right side of the field and hit Chang with a pass that she put into the goal off the crossbar.
Chang, who tied for the team lead in goals a year ago, hadn't scored all year until this weekend. Her goal was the only score in a 1-0 victory over Weber State on Friday.
"We needed a big confidence boost coming off that road trip," Chang said. "You have no choice but to bounce back, and I think it was just a matter of being at home and being more comfortable."
In addition to two more goals from Bailey, Hawaii also got scores from Alexis Choi, Foley, Mallory Maughan and Kelsie Look as the backups continued to pour it on.
"The first team sort of softened the other team up so the second team could come in and play," Tenzing said. "When you're comfortable with the situation you can do things like that."
With a six-goal lead, regular starting goalkeeper Kori Lu checked into the game to play in the field for the first time in her career.
Fukuroku, Makepa-Foley, Look and Aimee Watanabe each had two assists.
Hawaii wraps up its nonconference slate with road games against Loyola Marymount on Thursday and Pepperdine on Sunday.