The Rainbow Wāhine found themselves on the wrong side of a shutout on Sunday with a 7–0 loss against the Washington State Cougars in Pullman.
The ‘Bows defense once again struggled against an up-tempo offense, being scored on by Washington State three times in the first half and four in the second half. Washington State kept their foot on the gas throughout the game with 26 shots and 14 shots on goal. The Cougar offense saw a similar scoring percentage as Hawai‘i’s previous opponent Gonzaga with a 26% success rate on shots.
The Hawai‘i offense did not find any more success, only shooting a total of three times, tying their season-low. In addition, their single shot on goal was a new season-low in the category replacing the two from last week.
Hawai‘i coach Michele Nagamine replaced her goalkeeper for the first time this season, substituting Lauren Marquez for Emma Moore in the second half. Although Marquez saw slightly more success with a 57% save percentage, she was scored on three times and credited with a yellow card in the 19th minute.
Discipline continued to plague the ‘Bows, who were credited with double-digit fouls for the third time this season. The ‘Bows also saw a season-high two yellow cards, given to Hallgerður Kristjánsdóttir and Marquez.
The ‘Bows drop to 0–3–1 on the season, plummeting them to a 0.125 win percentage on the season. They’ll finish their tour of the Pacific Northwest, facing the Vandals of the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. HST.