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HPU beats UH-Hilo in women’s soccer Saturday (Oct 30)

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Photography by Rick Ogata | Special to Hawaii 24/7


A 2-0 is the least desirable score in a soccer match as the University of Hawaii at Hilo showed why in their 3-2 loss to Hawaii Pacific University in a Pacific West Conference match on the UHH field.

The Vulcans (6-9-1 overall, 5-7 PacWest) took the lead when Lindsay Poulsen took Akemi Rair’s pass and beat three defenders for shot into the net just 8:23 into the match.

In the second half, Dayneen Moriwaki made the score 2-0 with a left-footed-shot above the goalkeeper.

“A two goal lead is the worst to have in soccer and we proved it today,” said UHH Head Coach Marc Miranda. “We took our foot off of the gas pedal and gave them opportunities in the second half.

“It was us not wanting to close out the match.”
That’s also when the rain began to fall and the field became a muddy mess.

“They had to play through a bad field and we had to play through it,” said Miranda. “It negates anything. They just did a better job at the end.”

The Sea Warriors (7-8, 7-5) came back with two breakaway goals and a goal off of a rebound to take the game.

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