Hawaii downs Boise State 5-0 in soccer...

WAIPAHU, Oahu The University of Hawaii scored five second half goals to defeat Boise State 5-0 in Waipahu, Hawaii. After playing to a 0-0 draw during the first half, Hawaii exploded for three quick goals in the first nine minutes to open the second period. Four different Rainbow Wahine scored, while UH also took advantage of an own goal by the Broncos. The quick Wahine start was too much for the Broncos to overcome as they suffered their first league loss of the season and fall into a tie for second place at 4-1-1.

Chelsea Deptula got UH's first goal a little more than a minute after the break. Boise State attempted to clear the ball after a UH free kick, but Deptula intercepted the clearance and fired a 15-yarder into the top left corner of the goal.

The Rainbow Wahine struck again five minutes later when Jessica Domingo played a ball to Ambree Ako in the middle of the field. Ako then sent a through ball to Taryn Fukuroku who beat the goalie near post.

UH's third goal in the first nine minutes of the half came off a Bronco miscue. A Boise State defender attempted to play the ball back to goalkeeper Jennifer Burns, but instead lofted the ball over her and into the empty net for the third Wahine goal.

Hawaii’s scoring continued in the 66th minute when Kelli-Anne Chang ripped a shot from 30 yards out that went over the reach of Burns. UH's final goal came off the foot of Ako, who took a long pass from Koren Takeyama, side stepped the Boise defender and put away her 10th goal of the year.

Kori Lu and Nicole McClure combined for UH's ninth shutout of the year and fourth in WAC play. The Rainbow Wahine out-shot the Broncos, 15-7, and held Shannon Saxton, the WAC's leading scorer, without a single shot.

The loss drops Boise State to 8-6-3 overall. They will wrap up the regular season Sunday afternoon when they play at San Jose State, kick-off is around 3:30 p.m. (pacific) following the SJSU men’s match. The Broncos will then return home to host the Western Athletic Conference Tournament which begins on Thursday, Nov. 8.  Boise State is undefeated at home this season going 3-0-2 at the Boas Complex.

 


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