HONOLULU – (Hawaii Athletics) The University of Hawai'i women's soccer team plays its first home match of the year when it hosts the OHANA Hotels and Resorts No Ka 'Oi tournament, Aug. 24, 26 & 28. All home matches will again will again be played at the Waipi'o Peninsula Stadium and admission is free.
Joining the Rainbow Wahine in the round-robin tournament are Sacred Heart (0-0) out of the Northeast Conference and Utah Valley (0-1) out of the Great West Conference. Sacred Heart and Utah Valley will open the tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 24 (7:00 p.m.), before the Rainbow Wahine play their home opener Friday, Aug. 26 against Sacred Heart (7:00 p.m.). UH and Utah Valley will conclude the tournament on Sunday, Aug. 28 (5:00 p.m.).
UH (1-1) returns home after spitting a pair of road matches to start the season. It marked the first time since the program's inaugural season in 1994 that it opens the season on the road. Hawai'i fell at Nevada, 2-0, then bounced back with a wild 5-4 win at UNLV two days later.
Five different players scored for the Rainbow Wahine in the win over the Rebels. It was the highest output by a UH team in a mainland match since a 5-0 win over San Francisco in 2008. Hawai'i also picked up an elusive road win, just its second in its last 15 mainland matches.
This week begins a stretch of six straight home matches for the Rainbow Wahine. UH looks to protect its home turf, where it went undefeated in its last five matches (4-0-1) of the 2011 season.
Tournament sponsor OHANA Hotels and Resorts will host a booth featuring various fan activities, including table games, prize giveaways, and enter-to-win, room-night stays.
OHANA Hotels and Resorts No Ka Oi Schedule
Aug. 22 Utah Valley vs. Sacred Heart, 7:00 pm
Aug. 24 Hawai'i vs. Sacred Heart, 7:00 pm
Aug. 26 Hawai'i vs. Utah Valley, 5:00 pm