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Rainbow Warriors fall in New Mexico State

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26




Hawaii
HAWTHORN

1-4 , 0-0

45






NM State
NMS

1-4 , 0-0

26

45





















Score by quarters
Crew 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F

HAWTHORN
Hawaii
seven 3 seven 9 26

NMS
NM State
14 21 seven 3 45


Game recap: Soccer |





LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – The Hawaii soccer team dropped their non-conference final to New Mexico State on Saturday 45-26 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The loss was UH’s first-ever to the Aggies, as the Rainbow Warriors entered the all-time 10-0 game against New Mexico State. Hawai’i finished with a season-high 411 total rushing yards, rushing for a season-high 149 yards while throwing for 261. Defensively, UH gave up 357 yards rushing, including 268 in first halftime, while the Aggies scored five rushing touchdowns.

The Rainbow Warriors (1-4) struck first, taking the kickoff and going for 75 yards on eight plays. Brayden Schäger hit James Phillips for a 24-yard completion on the first play, going 3 for 3 for 39 yards on the series that was capped by a Dedrick Parson scoring run of one meter.

New Mexico State (1-4) responded with touchdowns on its first three possessions to move up 21-7. The Aggies ran for a combined 190 yards on the two drives, getting on the board behind 27-, 20-, and three-yard TD runs.

Hawai’i ended a streak of 21 straight Aggie points at 10:34 of the second quarter with a Matthew Shipley 23-yard field goal at the end of a 90-yard drive. The ‘Bows went 70 yards on possession, with Tylan Hines go for 44 yards on two carries on the series.

The Aggies found the end zone twice more in the final minutes of the first half to take a 35-10 lead heading into the break.

After NMSU added to their lead with another rushing TD, the Rainbow Warriors returned to the board with a 12-play, 75-yard drive. Schager found Jalen Walthall for UH’s first passing touchdown of the season, a 16-yard strike on a fourth play to make it 42-17 at 1:46 of the third quarter.

In the ensuing Aggie practice, Virdel Edwards walked away with his second interception of the season to set the ‘Bows up for a field goal drive, capped off by Shipley striking from 30 yards. NMSU nailed a field goal to make it 45-20, before Parson found the end zone for the second time to cap the score.

hawai’i tight end Caleb Phillips shot in a career day, setting career highs with eight receptions for 138 yards. Schager threw for a career-high 261 yards, including 161 in the second half while finishing the game 22 for 39 with a touchdown. Parson ran for multiple touchdowns for the second straight game and fifth time in his career, giving him six rushing scores this year.

The Rainbow Warriors enter their bye week next week before opening the Mountain West game Oct. 8 at San Diego State.