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USF Women's Soccer Battle Hawai'i to 0-0 Tie; Earn Co-Champion Honors

Sept. 18, 2006

(WAIPAHU, O`ahu) - In its first overtime match of the season, the University of San Francisco played Hawai'i to a 0-0 draw in the championship match of the Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Soccer Shootout Sunday night at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. The teams shared the tournament title with identical 1-0-1 records and one-goal margin of victories over third-place Cornell.

Despite going into extra periods for the fifth time in the last 10 days, Hawai`i (5-2-2) dug deep and put pressure on the Dons (3-4-1) for the full 110 minutes. UH out-shot the Dons, 27-7, and saw two shots cleared by USF defenders at the mouth of the goal.

The Rainbow Wahine defense didn't allow a single shot by USF in the first half, while the Dons first and only shot on goal in the match came in the waning minutes of regulation when senior forward Chelsea Hunt had her one one one breakaway stuffed by UH sophomore goalkeeper Kori Lu. The Dons also had a opportunity to win it in the 98th minute when junior defender Katie Hoban found herself free in the box, but her shot skipped wide left.

Hawai`i's best opportunity came with three minutes left in regulation when sophomore midfielder Taryn Fukuroku sent a rocket from the right side of the box. USF sophomore goalkeeper Katie Hodgson punched the ball off the crossbar, before sophomore midfielder Kelli-Anne Chang nailed a rebound shot that was cleared in front of the goal by a USF defender. USF survived another UH scoring attempt in overtime when senior midfielder Kelly McCloskey's flying header made its way through traffic in the mouth of the goal, before again being cleared by a Don defender.

Four Dons were named to the All-Tournament Team, including forwards Hunt and freshman Jenny Jarvie and defenders, junior Kara Breithaupt and freshman Sasha Verruno.

USF returns to action at home on Friday, September 22 against Cal State Fullerton. Kick-off is set for 7:00 PM.