Long Beach State awarded at-large berth
Long Beach State, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament runner-up, yesterday was awarded the at-large spot in this week's NCAA Men's Collegiate Volleyball Championship at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The second-seeded 49ers (27-6) will face Penn State (23-6) in Thursday's first semifinal at 6 p.m. Defending national champion Lewis (19-13), seeded fourth, takes on top-ranked BYU (27-4) in the second semifinal in a rematch of last year's title game won by Lewis.
Saturday's final is scheduled for 4 p.m.
All three matches will be televised on ESPN2, but only the first semifinal and championship match will be aired live. Thursday's second semifinal will be shown on a tape-delay basis at 8 a.m. Friday.
UH sailors sweep PCIYRA
The University of Hawaii coed sailing team swept the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Championship yesterday by winning the dinghy title in Stanford, Calif. UH won the PCIYRA team race on Friday and captured the women's title last week.
Hawaii defeated second-place USC by 13 points. Both teams qualify for the national championships, to be held in Cascade Locks, Ore., on June 2-4.
Scott's team upset in AVP
Top-seeded Sean Scott and teammate Todd Rogers were upset by Jake Gibb and Adam Jewell in the men's final of the AVP Austin Open in Texas yesterday.
Scott, a former Hawaii player from Kailua, and Rogers lost in 53 minutes to Gibb-Jewell 21-12, 21-18. The Rogers-Scott team defeated Dax Holdren and former Punahou/UCLA player Stein Metzger 22-20, 21-13 in yesterday's semifinal.
Kevin Wong (Punahou/UCLA) and Eric Fonoimoana finished seventh in the tournament, as did former UH player Jason Ring and partner George Roumain. Mike Lambert (Punahou/Stanford) and Karch Kiraly finished ninth.
Finishing ninth in the women's division were former UH player Heidi Ilustre and ex-UH-Hilo player Tanya Fuamatu.
Rainbow Wahine finish eighth
The seventh-seeded Hawaii women's water polo team fell to ninth-seeded UC Santa Barbara 11-7 in the seventh-place match of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament yesterday at Los Alamitos, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine fell behind 7-1 at halftime and could not catch up in the second half. Seven different players scored for UH, while goalie Leanna Hahn made 11 saves.
UH finishes the season at 13-15.
UH's Fitzgerald earns WAC honors
Hawaii junior Lauren Fitgerald was named to the Western Athletic Conference's singles second team yesterday.
Fitzgerald was 17-10 at No. 1 singles and 13-10 in doubles.
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