No. 5 Bruins Down Hawai'i, 2-0
Sept. 15, 2002
Honolulu - The University of Hawaii held-off fifth-ranked UCLA for a halfbut could not keep the Bruins off the scoreboard, falling 2-0 on goalsfrom Sarah-Gayle Swanson and Nandi Pryce in the final match of theOutrigger Hotels & Resorts Soccer Classic.
The scoreless first period saw the Rainbow Wahine defense standfirm, keeping the high-powered Bruins scoreless despite being outshot,11-0. Although Hawaii did not receive credit for a shot, they did haveseveral legitimate scoring opportunities, most of which came on attacksthat ended with crosses that peppered the Bruin penalty box.
UCLA netted its first goal early in the second period whenSarah-Gayle Swanson ran onto a loose ball in the Hawaii penalty box, jukedthe keeper and then placed an easy right-footed shot into the open net.The score at 49:48 was Swanson's third goal of the season.
Hawaii created a strong scoring opportunity in the 66th minute,when Arlene Devitt dribbled through a group of UCLA defenders and thensent a strong left-footed cross to an awaiting Natasha Kai at the top ofthe Bruin penalty box. Kai chest trapped the cross, and then sent a low,hard, left-footed shot that sped just wide of the goal.
The Bruins set-up their insurance goal in the 68th minute, when aHawaii defender was whistled for a foul just outside the Rainbow Wahinepenalty box. A UCLA player tapped the ball to Pryce on the restart, andthe junior defender worked her way through two Hawaii defenders and thenripped a right-footed shot just under the far, top corner of the goal to makeit 2-0 UCLA.