Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Wahine play Dons toBy Al Chase
a tie, win tourney
Hawaii and San Francisco combined for 45 shots, 26 on goal, but after 120 minutes of physical soccer, settled for a 0-0 tie at the UH Soccer Field yesterday.
The Wahine and Lady Dons both thought they had scored. UH's Dawn Dasher pushed the ball out of a scramble and over the goal line with 10 minutes left in regulation, but was ruled offsides.
Three minutes into the second overtime period, UH goalkeeper Demarre Sanchez failed to handle a USF corner kick cleanly. Christina Byers headed the ball down just inside the right post, but Meghan Daly was called offsides.
As a result, UH (2-2-1) and USF (1-5-1) finished the Outrigger Hotels No Ka Oi tournament at 1-0-1. The Wahine were declared champions after winning the postgame coin flip.
"We looked lost in the first half, but we generated some opportunities in the second half," said USF head coach Jean Paul Werhees.
"I think this is the result both teams deserve."
UH head coach Pinsoom Tenzing knows the right combination, especially on offense, is missing.
"We either have speed up front or we have tactical awareness up front and we need a little bit of both," Tenzing said. "I have a lot of strikers, but it's time management. How much time do you give them out there (to score)."
Jennifer Starsiak and Megan Lytle have alternated with Dasher and Veronica Flores in the striker positions. That produced two goals (one a penalty kick) in three matches this week.
One problem may have been solved. After struggling with ball distribution for three games, attacking midfielder Kammie Aguada found herself yesterday. Her play is critical when it comes to generating consistent offense.
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 - 0 Hawaii 0 0 0 0 - 0Shots (on goal)-USF: 16 (11), UH 29 (15). Saves-USF 15, UH 11. Corner kicks-USF: 3, UH 5. Fouls-USF 14, UH, 14. A-239.
Ka Leo O Hawaii