The University of Hawaii water polo team received an education about the origins of its facility’s name before playing in the first match of the season at home.
Spring break, was filled with team bonding activities. These included a screening of “Waterman”, a documentary about Duke Kahanamoku.
Fifth-ranked Rainbow Wahine will be welcoming fans back to Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex today when they host number 3 Southern California. The Rainbow Wahine will open a homestand of four matches. It starts at 7.30 p.m. and is the third meeting between the10-4 Wahine and the 12-2 USC Trojans. USC is the defending national champions.
The weekend will be closed out by a Big West match between number 25 Cal State Northridge. The match is set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
UH had originally planned to open the season in UH’s home pool with the Rainbow Invitational in mid-January. Due to COVID-19 protocol violations by visiting teams, the three-day series that featured San Diego State and Loyola Marymount had to be canceled.
The Wahine have thus far played all their matches on the road.
This span saw a 9-7 loss at USC on February 13th and a 11-8 defeat in a third-place match at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational on February 27th.
Senior Elyse Lemay–Lavoie and sophomore Lara Luka lead the Rainbow Wahine, scoring 28 goals each. Six more Wahine players have scored at least 11.