The University of Hawaii softball team struck out 16 times in a 2-0 loss at UC San Diego on Friday.
Hawaii falls to 11-11 overall and 5-2 in Big West Conference play, while the Tritons improve to 18-14 and 6-1 in Big West games to take the early lead in the conference standings.
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On Friday, the Rainbow Wahine fell victim to a stellar pitching performance by freshman Jada Cecil, who who allowed just two hits and three walks with her 16 strikeouts.
Brianna Lopez pitched a complete game of her own but took the loss for the Rainbow Wahine with four hits, a walk and a strikeout.
The Rainbow Wahine will look to regain momentum in the conference standings with a Saturday doubleheader against UCSD to close out the series, with Game 1 beginning at 10 a.m. HST.