Gutierrez Scores Seventh Goal of Season
Oct. 14, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's soccer team scored first but it was Hawai'i who tallied the final two goals to beat the Bulldogs 2-1 on Sunday. The loss dropped Fresno State to 6-6 and 1-1 WAC play while Hawai'i improved to 9-3-2 and 2-0 in league play.
"It was a hard fought game," Fresno State coach Steve Springthorpe said. "We battled and had chances at the end. Hawai'i is a good team. They play hard at home."
Neither team had many shot opportunities as the Rainbow Wahine had six shot on goal attempts to the Bulldogs four.
Hawai'i tied the match at 1-1 in the 25th minute when Ambree Ako connected on a penalty kick. Ako then scored the go-ahead goal in the 37th minute off a throw in from Lehua Wood.
Neither team generated many opportunities in the second half as Fresno State had only two shots and Hawai'i had only four.
Although the Bulldogs were unable to put the ball in the back of the net, Springthorpe said he was happy with his team played.
The Bulldogs return home to host Louisiana Tech on Friday, October 19. Kick off is at 3 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.
"Join the State - Fresno State!" - The `Dogs returns home to Bulldog Stadium on Friday, October 19th during Homecoming week vs. Louisiana Tech at 3 p.m. After the game, students are invited to Bulldog Boulevard for a special Homecoming Pep Rally. The Baseball Alumni Game also takes place at Beiden Field beginning at 6:05 p.m. Admission to the Pep Rally and the Baseball Alumni game is free. Soccer tickets are available at the Bulldog Ticket Office or by phone at 559-278-DOGS.