Top-ranked USC reeled off eight consecutive goals in the first and second quarters and went on to defeat No. 6 Hawaii, 13-7, last night in a nonconference women's water polo match at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Wahine were no match
for No. 1 Trojans
Jennifer Durley scored four goals to lead the Trojans (14-1) and goalie Bernice Orwig stopped 12 UH shots. Amy Morrow had two goals for the Wahine.
Hawaii (12-8) hosts USC, No. 5 San Diego State and No. 10 Long Beach State in the Rainbow Challenge starting Friday at the Duke Kahanamoku pool.
RAINBOWS SEVENTH: The Hawaii men's volleyball team remained seventh in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 15 poll released yesterday.
The Rainbows (11-6 overall, 6-5 MPSF) dropped two matches last week on the road to No. 3 Long Beach State and No. 2 Pepperdine. Hawaii hosts Rutgers-Newark in 7 p.m. matches Friday and Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
SOFTBALL SWEEP FOR AGGIES: Texas A&M's 24th-ranked Division I softball team won both ends of a doubleheader from Division II BYU-Hawaii, 8-0 and 2-0, yesterday at Laie.
Danielle Lemuth tossed a five-hitter for the Aggies (23-7) to complete the sweep, outpitching Summer George, who went the distance for the Seasiders.
In the first game, Amy Vining blanked BYUH (9-13-1) on four hits -- two each by Lindsay Carlen and Misty Howarth.
WISCONSIN EDGES HPU: Jade Gosse socked a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on a fielder's-choice grounder by Julie Borchard to give Wisconsin a 5-4 softball victory over Hawaii Pacific yesterday on the Sea Warriors' Windward Campus field.
Lyrissa Sagawa had three hits, including a solo homer, for HPU, which lost for only the second time in 20 games (17-2-1) this season. The Badgers improved to 7-5.
BASEBALL SWEEP FOR SEA WARRIORS: The Hawaii Pacific baseball team ran its winning streak to 13 games yesterday with an 8-0, 12-1 doubleheader sweep of West Liberty (W.Va.) State at Hans L'Orange Park.
Deric Yanagisawa homered in each game and went 5-for-7 in the twinbill as the Sea Warriors boosted their season record to 25-6.
Kelton Otsuka, winner Keola McCallum and Jesse Whittemore combined on the first-game shutout and Jamie Surdock checked West Liberty State (0-7) on six hits in the second game.
AHAKUELO IN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE GAMES: Brandon Ahakuelo of Kapolei, a sophomore honor student and starting guard on the Academy of the Pacific basketball team, has been selected to join more than 1,600 youngsters from all 50 states in the first U.S. Scholar-Athlete Games June 26-July 2 at Kingston and Newport, R.I.