Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
WAIPAHU— For the first time since October 10, 2019, the University of Hawai’i soccer team secured a win in front of its home crowd with a 2-1 win Thursday night at the Waipi’o Peninsula Soccer Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine (1-1) claimed its first win in a home opener since 2017 when they took down Utah Valley 2-1 in overtime on August 18. The win moves the ‘Bows record to 8-13-5 in home openers all-time. The Redhawks (1-1-1) picked up their first loss of the season and moved to 2-2 all-time against UH.
UH came out firing in the first half, tallying nine shots with five on goal, leading to a 2-0 lead going into the half. The first goal came in the 25th minute off the right foot of senior midfielder Eliza Ammendolia. The New South Wales native shot from the top of the box, but her first attempt was blocked on contact. Ammendolia collected her rebound and responded with another rocket off her right cleat, finding the net for her first goal of the season, giving UH a 1-0 advantage.