In the finale of their Pacific Northwest road trip, the ‘Bows fell just short of a victory, losing 3–2 to the University of Idaho at the Kibbie Dome on Wednesday.
After an abysmal game in Pullman, the ‘Bows offense found some traction, scoring two goals on the Vandals. The ‘Bows shattered their previous season high for shots with 12 and six of those being shots-on-goal. Starting forward Kelci Sumida had the first goal for Hawai‘i with a header off of a Morgan Meza assist. Krista Peterson had the ‘Bows’ second score with a well-placed shot to the bottom right corner of the goal.
The ‘Bows defense only allowed eight shots, which is only the second time this season the number has been a single digit. Despite the drops in shots allowed, all but one of those shots were on-goal for an overall 87.5% rate for Idaho. The ‘Bows defense tightened up in the second half, only allowing three shots after allowing five in the first half.
Goalkeeper Lauren Marquez continued to be a steady presence in the goal, netting four saves for a 57% save percentage. Marquez played all 90 minutes on Wednesday after being replaced by Emma Moore at halftime in the Rainbow Wāhine’s last game against Washington State.
The ‘Bows continued to play a physical brand of soccer, obtaining 15 fouls, the fourth time they have recorded a double digit figure in that category this season. In addition to the team’s fouls, Meza was charged with a yellow card in the 63rd minute, Hawai‘i’s third card overall on the season.
The ‘Bows drop to 0–4–1 on the season, lowering them to a 0.100 win percentage on the season. The ‘Bows will now return home to face the Matadors of Cal State Northridge on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. HST.