Online Extra: Fullerton downs ‘Bows in double OT
After missing its fair share of opportunities Sunday, the University of Hawaii women’s soccer team was busily working in the closing minutes of double overtime to avoid a draw. With one fine sprint, Cal State Fullerton’s Erica Mazeau sent the Rainbow Wahine down to defeat.
UH was less than 90 seconds from extending its school-record 12-match home unbeaten streak, but Mazeau scored in the 109th minute on a breakaway to give the Tritons a 1-0 victory at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium on Oahu.
It was the first home loss for the Rainbow Wahine (6-6-2, 1-2 Big West) since last August, though they had some prime scoring chances. Just moments before the game-winner, Chelsea Miyake hit the crossbar with a shot from 16 yards out. UH doubled the Tritons in shots (16-8), including 15-4 in regulation, many near the mouth of Fullerton’s goal. Miyake also had an attempt in the final 30 seconds of regulation sail just high. The ‘Bows had 10 different players take a shot, and Tiana Fujimoto put two on frame.
Lindsey Maricic made five saves for her second straight shutout. The Tritons (6-7, 3-1) have won three in a row, and in their inaugural trip to Hawaii they once again showed a flair for the dramatic. In a 1-0 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Friday, Mazeau assisted on a game-winning goal by her sister Jeanne in the first overtime.
Erica Mazeau did it all by herself Sunday. After a UH corner kick, the ball deflected to Mazeau, who covered about 60 yards by outrunning one defender and slipping another before putting a low liner past goalkeeper Kanani Taaca.
Taaca also made five saves for UH, which starts a two-match road trip at 4 p.m. HST Friday at Cal Santa Barbara.
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