HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Wahine softball team is back in Manoa this weekend to face UC San Diego at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
The Wahine are coming off of back-to-back series wins against UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge, however the ‘Bows dropped the final game against the Matadors, leaving a bitter taste in pitcher Ashley Murphy and her teammate’s mouth.
“That loss definitely stung a little bit, but we took it as kind of a learning curve to kind of make sure that that never happens again, we kind of took it into practice yesterday and worked on that, working on situational stuff to kind of get the pitchers more comfortable.” Murphy told reporters. “All of the girls were kind of just, you know we take that as a learning curve, but don’t forget about it and just move forward to get better, so we feel really confident going into this week.”
This marks the first time the two teams have met, after the Tritons moved up to Division I from Division II this season, but head coach Bob Coolen says that just because they’re new to DI, doesn’t mean they are going to over look them.
“They’re a first year program in the Big West coming out of DII, they’ve had success last year I think when the pandemic struck they were 25-and-2 or something like that.” Coach Coolen said. “It’s not like they’re just a rookie team coming out of DII, they were a power team coming out of DII and now they’re in with the big girls, they’ve proven they can win, so it’s going to be a good four games for us.”
Game one is set for 4:00 p.m. Hawaii time at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.