Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
WAIPAHU, O’ahu – Kelci Sumida broke through with the lone goal of the match in the 74th minute to lead the Hawai’i women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over UC Davis in the Big West opener Thursday at the Waipi’o Soccer Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine (4-2, 1-0 Big West) picked up just their second ever win in a Big West opener, improving to 2-8 all-time with the other win coming in 2019. The win was also UH’s fourth in a row over the Aggies (3-3-2, 0-1 Big West) dating back to 2018.
After a physical back-and-forth battle over the first 74 minutes, Hawai’i finally ended the scoreless tie with Sumida’s goal. Krista Peterson played a long ball down the left sideline that Amber Gilbert ran down and crossed to Sumida at the back post, where she put it away for her first goal of the year.