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Hawai'i Duo Sweeps Women's Soccer Weekly Awards

9/3/2018

RAISA STROM-OKIMOTO, HAWAI‘I – OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • MF • Aiea, O’ahu • Aiea HS

• Raisa Strom-Okimoto garnered her first career Offensive Player of the Week award thanks to a productive road trip that netted Hawai‘i wins over Saint Mary’s and Pacific.

• The senior midfielder scored two goals and added an assist as the Rainbow Wahine extended their winning streak to three straight.

• In the 2-1 win against the Gaels, Strom-Okimoto notched the game-tying goal in the 87th minute to force overtime.  In the extra period, Strom-Okimoto had the game-winning assist as her corner kick found Leialoha Medeiros for the clincher at 97:50.

• UH enjoyed an offensive outburst in the 5-0 triumph over the Tigers.  Strom-Okimoto tallied her team-leading third goal of the season in the 16th minute to give the ‘Bows a 2-0 lead.  She has already tied her goal total from last year.

Others nominated: Atlanta Primus (Cal State Fullerton); Mahlah Catline (UC Davis); Lili Andino (UC Irvine); Madeline Gibson (UC Santa Barbara)

ALEXIS MATA, HAWAI‘I – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • GK • Woodland, Calif. • Pioneer HS

• Mata claimed her third career Defensive Player of the Week honor, protecting Hawaii’s goal to the tune of a 0.48 goals against average in road wins over Saint Mary’s and Pacific.

• Mata held the Gaels to just one goal in UH’s 2-1 comeback victory.  Her three saves helped UH earn the win in overtime.

• She recorded her second shutout of the season – fourth of her career – and stopped five shots in the 5-0 victory over the Tigers.

• Mata had a .889 save percentage for the week.

Others nominated: Kaya Hawkinson (Cal State Fullerton); Aleah Kelley (UC Irvine)






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