Women's Soccer Suffers 2-1 Overtime Loss at Hawaii

Waipahu, Hawaii (Nov. 1)------Arlene Devitt tied a University of Hawaii single-season goal scoring record with her ninth and tenth goals of the season including the game-winner in overtime as the Rainbow Wahine defeated San Jose State, 2-1, in an important Western Athletic Conference match for both teams.

The win gave Hawaii (8-9, 4-3 WAC) one of the six berths in the upcoming conference tournament. San Jose State (5-13, 3-5 WAC), which played its final conference contest of 2001, must rely on tiebreakers if it hopes to return to the WAC Tournament and defend its conference tournament championship.

The Spartans played nearly the entire game one player short after goalkeeper Eryn Meyer was issued a red card in the ninth minute of the contest. Just before the end of regulation, co-captain Ryanne Banks and Hawaii’s Tiffany Makue also were issued red cards leaving the Rainbow Warriors with a 10-9 player advantage in the overtime.

San Jose State took a 1-0 lead at 4:46 as Kerry Blaschke opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. After Meyer’s ejection, Devitt tied the score in the 12th minute beating Spartan reserve goalkeeper Trisha Forni.

Hawaii outshot San Jose State, 24-9, but was unable to take advantage of its one-player edge until Devitt scored the game-winning goal at 101:00.

Forni made seven saves after replacing Meyer. Hawaii’s Jennifer Churchill stopped three shots on goal.

Scoring Summary
San Jose State (5-13-0, 3-5 WAC) 1-0-0=1
Hawaii (8-9-0, 4-3 WAC) 1-0-1=2

SJSU – Kerry Blaschke (Unassisted), 4:46
UH – Arlene Devitt (Unassisted), 11:08
UH – Arlene Devitt (Pam Fong, Joelle Sugai), 101:00

Shots: San Jose State 9; Hawaii 24

Saves: San Jose State 7 (Meyer, 0; Forni, 7); Hawaii 3 (Churchill, 3)