HONOLULU (AP) -
It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu.
The Panthers ended up three points shy of a win, with the final score 27-24 Hawaii.
The Rainbow Warriors clinched the first touchdown of the game; the Panthers, though, came back shortly thereafter to make it a tie game in the first quarter. Hawaii gained points in the second quarter, and was up by 10 leading into halftime.
UNI became down by 14 points in the second half, but a touchdown by Kevin Vereen make the Panthers back within seven points of the Rainbow Warriors. Later in the fourth quarter, UNI closes the gap but remains down by three with two minutes left in the game. After a failed onside kick attempt, Hawaii ran out the clock; the Panthers lost a close game with a final score of 27-24 Hawaii.