Sea Warriors Keeping Mum on Impressive Season

KANEOHE (KHNL) -- First it was the Warrior football team going undefeated, now it's another "Warrior" squad following suit.

The Hawaii Pacific University Sea Warrior softball team's putting together an impressive season so far, but getting them to talk about running the table, didn't come as easy as their wins.

It's a sport of superstition, so understandably, the HPU softball team, is a bit hesitant to talk about its undefeated start.

"We kind of don't want to think about it, we feel like it's kind of a jinx if people say that word the 'U' word, so we try not to think about it and continue to play hard," said Courtney Kessel, Lady Sea Warrior Pitcher.

However, it's hard not to notice a 17-0 record. But, their seasoned coach tells me the real test is yet to come.

"We have to go to the mainland and start playing some of these California State schools and some other schools in the conference and that will be the big test for us," said Howard Okita, Lady Sea Warrior Head Coach.

Wednesday the team takes off to the mainland for their first and only off island regular season road trip of the year, where they'll play both conference and regional games in Utah and California.

"We've won four conference games, but now we have to go on the road and play conference games, so it's always a challenge to see if we can do well there."

And the team knows wherever they play, if they stick together, they can come out on top.

"We just have confidence in each other and when we're behind we don't really have pressure, we just come back and do it."

Now there's only one thing left for this undefeated and superstitious team to do.

"I'll basically try to ignore this interview and hopefully continue to pitch and do well."

The team will play at least nine games in nine days beginning this Friday at Dixie State.