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Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, April 16, 2003


Lady Sea Warriors
sweep softball games


Hawaii Pacific used a five-run third inning in the first game and a six-run third in the second to sweep a softball doubleheader from La Verne yesterday, 9-4 and 8-0, at the HPU Windward Campus field.

In the opener, Anuhea Diamond and Kristin Fujii had two RBI singles to highlight a seven-hit outburst in the third for the Sea Warriors. Malia Sullivan (11-7) picked up the win, giving up 12 hits while walking one and striking out three.

Tascha Berinobis' two-run double highlighted the six-run third inning of the second game, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Jessica Parra (9-7) tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out two and walking one.

HPU (24-14) next hosts Azusa Pacific in a doubleheader Friday starting at 2 p.m.

Vulcans take two from Azusa Pacific: At Hilo, Wendy Layton's triple to right in the bottom of the sixth provided the winning run as Hawaii-Hilo completed a sweep of a doubleheader over Azusa Pacific yesterday with a 2-1 win in the second game at the UHH field.

In the opener, Leo Sing Chow (13-2) held the Cougars to three hits in the 1-0 victory. Claresa Asuncion's RBI-double in the fifth drove in Kalei Robia with the game's lone run.

Sarah Steele (2-3) had the complete-game victory, scattering seven hits for Hilo (26-13). The Vulcans tied the game at 1 in the sixth on Leinani Hashida's RBI-double to right-center.

Grass volleyball tourney on tap in May

Some of Hawaii beat amateur players are expected to compete in the JN Chevrolet Spike IT! AVP Volleyball Festival May 3-4 at Ala Moana Beach Park.

The grass volleyball tournament is open to males and females, age 7 and older. The divisions are AA, A, B, unrated and juniors in men's and women's doubles, coed-6s, reverse coed doubles and coed-4s.

Play begins at 9 a.m. and continues through sunset on both days. Entry fees -- $80 per doubles team, $155 for fours and $230 for sixes -- are due by April 25.

For more information, call Mark Matsumoto at 235-2020, ext. 2. The web site is www.spikeit.net.

Women's team seeking football players

The Pacific Blast, a new expansion team in the Women's Professional Football League, will be holding tryouts next month at the Central Oahu Park.

The open tryouts are scheduled from noon-3 p.m. on May 4 and 13. The cost is $30.

There will be also a camp for women wanting to learn game fundamentals on April 27. The fee is $30 for the event scheduled for April 25 from noon-5 p.m., also at Central Oahu Park.

The Blast, an independent team last year, is one of 20 teams in the WPFL. The Hawaii franchise will play a 10-game regular season, with five home games at Aloha Stadium.

The league schedule will be released on June 1.



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