Late Goal Gives Hawaii 1-0 Win Over Visiting Gauchos
|UC Santa Barbara (7-6-1, 1-2 BWC)||0||0||0|
|Hawaii (6-6, 1-2 BWC)||0||1||1|
|2nd - 80:42||Fujimoto, Tiana (Hawaii)|
|UC Santa Barbara||Hawaii|
Sh: 2 Players (#10, #26 - 2)
Sv: Beth Ritter - 4
Fujimoto, Tiana - 1
Sh: Pascua, Kama - 5
Sv: Young, Erica - 3
|TEAM STATISTICS||UC Santa Barbara||Hawaii|
|Shots (on goal)||8 (3)||13 (5)|
WAIPAHU, Hawaii - Forward Tiana Fujimoto scored a goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation to lift the University of Hawaii (6-6 overall, 1-2 in Big West) to a 1-0 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara (7-6 overall, 1-2 in Big West) on Thursday night.
Fujimoto, who is ranked second in the Big West in goals scored with seven, scored her game-winner on Thursday with an outstanding individual effort. Weaving her way through the Gaucho defense on the left flank, Fujimoto created enough space to send a low liner that bounced off the far post and into the back of the net at the 80:42 mark.
Despite the goal, UCSB goalkeeper Beth Ritter had another solid match with four saves. Offensively, the Gauchos were limited to eight total shots, including three on-goal, two by the team's leading scorer Madison Beckley.
Santa Barbara will return to the mainland and play at Cal State Northridge on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The Gauchos will return home on Friday, Oct. 18 to host UC Riverside in a 7:00 p.m. match at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.