Hawaii Beat

Sunday, September 5, 2004

Seasiders sweep St. Martin's

Yu Chuan Weng had 16 kills and Lilly Tufuga added 14 as the Brigham Young-Hawaii volleyball team swept St. Martin's 30-23, 30-20, 30-19 last night in the final of the BYUH Invitational at Laie.

Weng and Tufuga earned 30 of the Seasiders 55 kills for the night. Outside hitter Kimberly Hatch finished with 10 kills and Federica Tonon dug up 20 shots for BYUH.

BYUH improved to 5-2.

Smith opens season with win

Defending NCAA II cross country champion Chelsea Smith won the season-opening Chaminade Invitational by a nearly a minute and a half in Laie yesterday.

Smith ran the 5K course in 17 minutes, 27 seconds to help Brigham Young-Hawaii beat Hawaii Pacific by 33 points to win the team title. Freshman Diana Choi finished in second place for the Seasiders in 19:19.

BYUH men also win: The Seasiders followed up their win in the women's race by being 19 points better than the Sea Warriors in the men's race.

Matthew Stevens won the individual title for HPU by 16 seconds over Chaminade's Jeff Lum. Stevens ran the eight kilometers in 26:46. Jake Rushton and Jeremy Van Tress powered BYUH to the team win, finishing in third and fourth to lead the Seasiders to five of the top 12 spots.

Lambert knocks Metzger out of Chicago Open

Mike Lambert and new partner John Hyden knocked fellow Punahou product Stein Metzger and Dax Holdren out of the Chicago Open yesterday and will compete in the semifinals today.

Lambert and Hyden will take on the winner of Paul Baxter/Scott Wong vs. George Roumain/Jason Ring.

Panthers cut Noa

With the NFL's opening night less than a week away, former Hawaii offensive lineman Kaulana Noa was cut by the Carolina Panthers yesterday.

After completing his UH eligibility in 1999, Noa was drafted in the fourth round by the St. Louis Rams.

A first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection, Noa has also spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions.

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