Streaking Vulcans sweep Silverswords


By BILL O’REAR

Tribune-Herald sports editor

The University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s and women’s soccer teams continued their winning ways on Saturday, sweeping Chaminade University in PacWest action on Oahu.

The Vulcan men fought past the Silverswords 3-0 while the unbeaten UHH women defeated Chaminade 2-0.

“We knew both games would be tough since we just played them last week,” said UHH Director of Soccer Lance Thompson, who coaches both squads.

“But our men and women just went out and played hard. They stuck to the game plan. They played with discipline and were organized.”

The UHH men improved to 3-1; the Vulcan women to 4-0-1.

“You can tell they’re believing in what we’re doing in the program,” Thompson said. “They’re playing with a lot of confidence. But now, we’re heading on the road and our main focus is on our first opponent, Point Loma Nazarene.”

Scott Hill scored two goals and Zachary Solarte a goal to lead the Vulcans over Chaminade. Hill’s first goal came at the 8:25 mark, a header off an assist from James Yamane. The visitors led 1-0 at the half.

Scott then scored an unassisted goal at the 82:50 mark, following a collision that couldn’t stop his shot from beating the Chaminade goalie to make it 2-0. Solarte capped the scoring with an unassisted goal off a free kick at 84:50.

UHH goalie Yonha Andrabi earned the shutout, with a pair of saves.

The UHH men’s and women’s soccer teams next hit the road and play at Point Loma Nazarene (Sept. 28), Cal Baptist (Sept. 30), Azusa Pacific (Oct. 3) and Dixie State (Oct. 5). They return home to host Fresno Pacific at UHH on Oct. 12.

Women

• UHH 2, Chaminade 0: Caroline Stromick scored two goals to lead the streaking Lady Vulcans. Her first goal came at the 61:25 mark when her shot deflected off a defender and over the goalie to make it 1-0.

Stromick’s second goal came at 89:10 when she scored off a throw-in.

Goalie Jenna Hufford recorded the shutout. She had three saves in 90 minutes in the net.

 

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