The ‘Bows soccer team lost 1-0 in overtime to Cal State Fullerton at Titan Stadium on Sunday afternoon, breaking their two-game tie streak. The Titans received the luck of the gods with a heartbreaking goal by freshman midfielder Karla Rodriguez in the 94th minute to end an otherwise defensive overtime match.
The Hawai‘i offense continued to flash its high-powered offense, shooting a total of ten times through the first two periods, their sixth consecutive game with a double-digit number in the shot category. The ‘Bows had some trouble finding the net with only three shots-on-goal, the lowest in the same six-game stretch.
Although the ‘Bows lost, the defense kept the clamps on the Titans, tying their second-lowest total in shots allowed and shots-on-goal allowed with seven and three respectively. Freshman defenders Jacey Jicha and Maya Gonzalez formed the foundation of the Hawaiʻi line, playing all 94 minutes of the game.
Lauren Marquez was unable to save the ‘Bows from a loss, allowing the game-winning goal in the 94th minute. She continued to stonewall opposing offenses, currently sitting at a season save percentage of 67.6%.
Fullerton found their defensive backbone in goalkeeper DeAira Jackson, who kept the Titans in the game by stopping all three shots that made it her way.
The ‘Bows played a relatively clean and disciplined game in Fullerton, setting a new season low in the foul category with six, the first time they had single-digit fouls since their match against Long Beach State on Sept. 26.
After the loss, the ‘Bows drop to 0-8-3 on the season, taking them to a .136 win percentage. They will now return to Waipi‘o to take on the vaunted UC Irvine Anteaters soccer team on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. HST.