Monday, October 11, 1999
Wahine gain programsFrom staff and wire reports
first WAC road win
Kammie Aguada scored her first goal of 1999 as Hawaii won a Western Athletic Conference women's soccer road match for the first time ever.
The 2-1 victory over San Jose State ended a four-match losing streak to the Spartans.
Sophomore striker Veronica Flores, starting for the first time, played the full 90 minutes, scored her fifth goal and had an assist.
Flores put Hawaii (6-5-1 overall, 1-1-0 WAC) ahead at the 13:13 mark when she headed Megan Lytle's corner kick into the net.
"The other team was really big, but no one jumped for the ball. I was on the back post and cut between two defenders to head it in," Flores said.
The Spartans (9-5-0, 0-1-1) evened the score six minutes later on Molly Cowell's goal.
Aguada's goal came a minute, 16 seconds into the second half.
Flores made a run at the goal, but just outside the penalty box, realized she did not have a good angle to get a shot off. Instead, she crossed the ball.
"K.C. (Cornett) ran her butt down to keep it in play at the end line," Flores said.
Cornett saw Aguada charging up the middle and passed back.
"I was wide open between the 18-yard line and penalty spot," Aguada said.
She one-timed the ball with her left foot leaving SJSU goalkeeper Amee Brown no chance to stop the low drive inside the left post.
"I've been waiting a long time to see the kind of game we played in the first half," Wahine head coach Pinsoom Tenzing said.
"It was a conscientious decision on the part of the team to protect the lead the last 30 minutes and they did it very well.
"But, if they had stuck to the game plan, we could have put them away. That could haunt us in the future.
"Kammie and Veronica were on absolute fire. I can't say enough for the three defenders (Tiffany Makue, Camille Kalama and Carmel Hurley), and Demarre (Sanchez) was brilliant (in the goal) as usual."
The Wahine play a nonconference match against Cal State Hayward today. It's the first meeting between the schools. Later this week, Hawaii returns home to host Tulsa (Friday) and Texas-El Paso (Sunday).
WAC WOMEN'S SOCCERConference Overall Team W L T W L T So. Methodist 2 0 0 10 3 0 Fresno St. 1 0 1 10 3 1 Texas Christian 1 1 0 8 6 0 Texas-El Paso 1 1 0 7 5 1 Hawaii 1 1 0 6 5 1 San Jose St. 0 1 1 9 5 0 Tulsa 0 2 0 6 6 0
Yesterday's resultsHawaii 2, San Jose State 1
Texas Christian 4, Tulsa 3 (ot)
Southern Methodist 2, Texas-El Paso 0
Fresno State 6, Cal State Sacramento 1
Today's matchHawaii at Cal State Hayward
WAHINE 2, SPARTANS 1Hawaii 1 1--2 San Jose State 1 0--1UH: Veronica Flores (Megan Lytle), 13:13.
SJS: Molly Cowell (Rosie Madera, Jenny Mescher), 19:59.
UH: Kammie Aguada (Veronica Flores, K.C. Cornett), 46:16.
Shots-UH 10, SJS 15. Saves-UH 7, SJS 1. Corner kicks-UH 1, SJS 5. Fouls- UH, 12, SJS 12. A-126.
Ka Leo O Hawaii