Saturday, September 26, 1998
UH women winStar-Bulletin staff
sixth in row
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Tui Moe scored her first goal of the season off a corner kick by Megan Lytle as Hawaii grabbed an early lead against Idaho State yesterday.
The Wahine dominated the match statistically in defeating the Lady Bengals, 3-1, and increased their 1998 winning streak to six consecutive matches.
Moe said Lytle's corner kick came in cross-bar high, about a yard in front of the goal. ISU goalkeeper Chrissy Nelson got her hands on the ball, but only managed to slow it down and change its flight path.
"I was almost standing on the goal line and the ball dropped right in front of me. I just volleyed it in," Moe said of her score at 2:56.
Later in the first half, Tricia Nishikawa received a pass from Leila Wai and back-heeled the ball to Nikki Kamakura who scored her second goal of the season at 35:26.
Wendy Miyashiro collected a loose ball in the penalty box and gave UH a 3-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 61:10. It also was her second goal of the season.
The Wahine (6-0) outshot ISU (1-5-1), 24-9, and forced eight corner kicks to three. Defensively, the Wahine allowed no shots on goal other than Trish Bolander's goal at 65:32. It was just the third goal allowed by UH this season.
Despite a wide edge in the statistics, Moe said the Wahine performance was spotty.
"We had some spurts of really good soccer and at times we played terrible," the senior defender said. "Coach Pinsoom (Tenzing) told us at the team meeting we couldn't afford long periods filled with mistakes when we get to the WAC. But, we're learning every game."
Hawaii plays host Sacramento State tomorrow morning.
The Wahine return tomorrow at 9:06 p.m. on United flight 63 from San Francisco.
1998 UH Wahine Soccer Schedule