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UH Plays to Draw Against Drexel in Women’s Soccer

September 1, 2012, 8:33 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 9:00 AM
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Hawaii’s Chelsea Miyake of Mililani fires a shot at goal against Drexel Friday. Photo by UH Athletics.

By Rodney S. Yap

The University of Hawaii women’s soccer team played Drexel to a 3-3 draw in a roller coast of a match Friday night at the Waipi’o Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

UH moved to 3-1-1 following its second double-overtime match of the year.

The Rainbow Wahine were on the brink of an epic comeback, but eventually settled for the tie. UH scored three unanswered goals in the second half to rally from a two-goal deficit at break. However, the Dragons (3-1-1) scored with just 11 seconds left in regulation to send the match into overtime.

Erika “Storm” Nana, McKenzie McGoldrick and Alexis Colacchio scored for Hawaii in keeping the Rainbow Wahine undefeated in its last eight home matches (6-0-2). It was the first career goals for both Nana and Colacchio.


Drexel jumped ahead of the Rainbow Wahine with a left-footed goal by Alex Vazquez in the 28th minute and made it a two-goal cushion when Civanni Moss put home a rebound shot in the 40th minute.


The Rainbow Wahine, however, would equalize the score off a pair of free kicks. In the 60th minute, Chelsea Miyake lofted a long ball from 45 yards into a crowded box, with Nana eventually able to find the back of the net from close range. The second goal was nearly exactly the same with Miyake again sending a long ball into the box where McGoldrick was able to finish it off in the 71st minute.

UH then took the lead in the 80th minute when Tiana Fujimoto slotted a ball to a streaking Colacchio who hammered in a shot from 10 yards out. That lead however would not stand as Moss scored her second goal in the waning moments of regulation. After 20 minutes of overtime, neither team was able to score again.

UH will continue its six-match homestand with a meeting with BYU-Hawaii on Monday, Sept. 3. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m.



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