Tuesday, October 12, 1999
UH happy with 2-1 road tripBy Al Chase
The University of Hawaii women's soccer team arrived home last night tired, but feeling good after a 2-1 road trip.
It's only the second time in five seasons UH has posted a winning record on a trip to the mainland.
Locked in a three-way tie for third place in the Western Athletic Conference race, this week's home league matches are encrusted with playoff implications
"If we take care of things at home we're going to the WAC playoffs," Hawaii head coach Pinsoom Tenzing said.
"The team has to realize the only way we're going to the NCAA tournament is to win the WAC and I think we can."
The Wahine equaled their season-high goal output yesterday in a 4-1 nonconference win over Cal State Hayward, an NAIA school.
Jennifer Starsiak battled two defenders for control, then pushed the ball past a diving goalkeeper and directed it into the net for the first UH goal at 23:27.
Freshman K.C. Cornett, a 5-foot-2 striker from Edmond, Okla., scored her first collegiate goal 11 minutes later.
"I got a pass (from Dawn Dasher) with my back to the goal. When I turned, I split two defenders and shot with my right foot," Cornett said.
Her waist-high, 15-yarder inside the right post made the score 2-0.
Debbie Silva scored for the Pioneers (6-7-0) at 38:41, but 1 minute, 5 seconds later, Veronica Flores headed home Erin Schremser's free kick to restore Hawaii's two-goal lead.
Flores then drilled a cross from Carmel Hurley on the right side past Pioneer goalkeeper Monica Pauley at 56:18 for her fourth goal in the last four matches.
The Wahine (7-5-1) are 4-3 on the road this season after going 13-34-3 the previous five years.
Despite the 3-1 halftime lead, Tenzing thought his team played much better in the second half because they stuck to the game plan.
"The plan is new this year and everyone now knows what it is. They know what they can and cannot do," Tenzing said. "I think we've formulated something they can stick to. I want to make the game attractive for everybody."
Hawaii plays Tulsa Friday and Texas-El Paso Sunday at 4 p.m. at the UH soccer field.
The Golden Hurricane stop in El Paso for a match against the Miners tomorrow before arriving here Thursday.
Hawaii 3 1 - 4 Cal State Hayward 1 0 - 1UH: Jennifer Starsiak (unassisted), 23:27.
UH: K.C. Cornett (Dawn Dasher), 34:40.
CSH: Debbie Silva(unassisted), 38:41.
UH: Veronica Flores (Erin Schremser), 38:41.
UH: Flores (Carmel Hurley), 56:18.
Shots-UH 16, CSH 6. Saves-UH 2, CSH 6. Corner kicks-UH 7, CSH 1. Fouls- UH, 9, CSH 7.
Ka Leo O Hawaii