HPU shocks top-seeded UC-San Diego
The Hawaii Pacific women's volleyball surprised top-seeded UC-San Diego in five sets last night, 29-31, 30-24, 31-29, 23-30, 18-16, to advance to tonight's final of the Division II Pacific Regional against Cal-State San Bernardino.
Flavia Brakling put down 21 kills and Paula Koikopulos added 20 for the Sea Warriors. The HPU defense came up big in the fifth set, holding the hosts to a .091 hitting percentage in the deciding game.
Tonight's championship match is set for 5 p.m. Hawaii time and will be broadcast on 1500-AM.
Semifinals set in USTA Futures Tournament
Top-seeded Lamine Ouahab, fighting off a nagging shoulder injury, defeated Robert Yim 6-4, 6-2 to advance to today's semifinal round of the Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Futures Tournament, where he will face fourth-seeded Todd Widom.
In the other semifinal, Russian Fritz Wolmarans will take on Paul Logtens after Logtens defeated Michael Ryderstedt 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles, top-seeded Trace Fielding and Keith From of the United States take on Todd Widom and Scott Lipsky in tomorrow's final .
Hawaii-Hilo loses first game of the year
Hawaii-Hilo's Ryan Abrahams scored 21 points and Joe Travis added 17 points and 18 rebounds, but it wasn't enough in an 80-71 overtime loss to Cal-State Stanislaus in Turlock, Calif., yesterday.
The Vulcans lost the game at the free-throw line, where Cal-State Stanislaus shot 27-for-33 while the Vulcans converted just 13 shots on 19 attempts.
BYU-Hawaii picks up first win of season
The BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Regis University 63-57 last night at Regis Fieldhouse in Denver.
The Seasiders responded from a lousy first-half effort by scoring the first 13 points of the second half. Junior Jake Chrisman scored eight points during the run and finished with 13 for the night. Junior Michael Stowell led the Seasiders with 17 points.
Water polo splits a doubleheader: The 14th-ranked BYUH water polo team came back from a 10-7 overtime loss to UC-Davis to defeat Pomona-Pitzer 10-9 in the consolation round of the Western Water Polo Association Tournament yesterday.
Smith named athlete of the year
BYU-Hawaii sophomore Chelsea Smith was named NCAA II Pacific Region Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year yesterday.
Smith shattered every school cross country record this year, winning six of seven races she competed in. The former walk-on became the first runner in school history to qualify for the national meet last year, and looks to improve on her 57th-place finish in this year's race.
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