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It's easy to feel great when 'Bud' is around

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2014

~~<p>Gray clouds hovered over Manoa valley Friday morning. But University of Hawaii soccer coach Michele &quot;Bud&quot; Nagamine and her Rainbow Wahine can find the sunny side of a hard-boiled egg. Maybe even a rotten one.</p>
<p>There's been slow and steady improvement since Nagamine took over in 2011 and UH finally reached .500 last year. Continuation of the ascent could be at risk due to a season-ending-before-it-even-started injury to 10-goal scorer Tiana Fujimoto and an inexperienced back line. Kama Pascua, second on the team with four goals last year, is also unavailable for the opener Sunday against Arizona State at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.</p>
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Gray clouds hovered over Manoa valley Friday morning. But University of Hawaii soccer coach Michele "Bud" Nagamine and her Rainbow Wahine can find the sunny side of a hard-boiled egg. Maybe even a rotten one.

There's been slow and steady improvement since Nagamine took over in 2011 and UH finally reached .500 last year. Continuation of the ascent could be at risk due to a season-ending-before-it-even-started injury to 10-goal scorer Tiana Fujimoto and an inexperienced back line. Kama Pascua, second on the team with four goals last year, is also unavailable for the opener Sunday against Arizona State at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex. Login for more...



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