H A W A I I _ S P O R T S
Saturday, November 20, 1999
DIVISION II VOLLEYBALL
Hawaii Pacific upsetStar-Bulletin staff
The Hawaii Pacific women's volleyball team will not repeat as NCAA Division II national champion.
The Sea Warriors, ranked No. 1, were upset by Cal State-Bakersfield last night in the NCAA-II Pacific Regional Tournament at the Cannon Activities Center in Laie.
The Roadrunners, ranked No. 12, beat the Sea Warriors, 15-12, 6-15, 16-14, 15-4, in the semifinal match.
Cal State-Bakersfield will play No. 2-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii at 7:30 tonight for the regional title.
Vanessa Valansi hammered 25 kills as the host Seasiders (26-2) defeated Cal State-Los Angeles, 15-9, 16-14, 15-9, last night. The Golden Eagles finished their season at 26-4.
BYUH's Arlete Silva contributed a triple-double of 16 kills, 10 digs and 11 blocks.
Cal State-Bakersfield's victory over HPU avenged its five-game loss to the Sea Warriors in last year's regional semifinals.
Amy Wade had 17 kills for CS-Bakersfield (22-4) and three teammates also hit in double figures. Flavia Gabinio led HPU with 21.
The Roadrunners are the first team other than BYUH this season to even win a game from the Sea Warriors (25-3), who had won 14 consecutive matches.