Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Saturday, December 4, 2004

Trigg-Smith's Tigers dropped by UCLA

Romy Trigg-Smith with the Princeton Tigers and Jordan Inouye with the Seattle U. Redhawks played in NCAA soccer tournament semifinal-round soccer matches yesterday.

Trigg-Smith and the Tigers were eliminated by UCLA 2-0 in the Division I women's tournament at Cary, N.C., before 8,326 fans at the SAS Soccer Park

Inouye will play in the Division II men's tournament championship match tomorrow against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Wichita Falls, Texas.

The Redhawks (21-0-1), the only undefeated men's team in any NCAA Division, edged the Dowling (N.Y.) Golden Lions 2-1 in overtime. Inouye started and saw significant playing time but was not involved in the scoring.

Princeton set a team and Ivy League record for victories (19) in a season.

"We definitely were nervous for the first 20 minutes. With the position we were in, being the first Ivy League team to reach the final four, it was an environment we had never been in before," said Trigg-Smith, a junior from Punahou.

"There was a lot of pressure and we admitted to ourselves that it was only natural to be nervous. We hoped we would get into out game earlier but I don't think we did until the second half."

Wilson, Cotner still alive in PGA Qualifying

Kaneohe native Dean Wilson is seven strokes off the lead after the third round of the PGA Tour's final qualifying tournament at La Quinta, Calif.

Wilson shot a 69 yesterday and is tied for eighth place. Keoke Cotner is one stroke behind Wilson after shooting a 67 yesterday and is tied for 10th place at the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West.

Jeff Brehaut leads the field after firing an 11-under 61 yesterday. The top 30 and ties at the end of six rounds on Monday will receive their 2005 PGA Tour cards.

Huang wins again for 'Bows

The University of Hawaii men's and women's swimming and diving teams set 13 personal bests at the second day of the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas, yesterday.

Diver QiongJie Huang won for the second day, claiming the 1-meter dive with a score of 309.70. Teammate Nicole Mackey finished second in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:16.72, placing her second on the UH all-time list.

The UH men's 200 medley relay team posted a time of 1:29.61, 1 second off the school record. Thomas Winkler's time of 48.51 in the 100 back puts him in second place on the UH all-time list.

The Rainbow Wahine are in sixth place with 191 points while the UH men are ninth with 95. The meet finishes today.

Inline hockey season starts today

The Oahu Inline Hockey League kicks off its winter tournament schedule today at Kamiloiki Rink in Hawaii Kai.

There are five age divisions in the tournament with the first match between Hawaii Kai Outback and Lanakila in the midgets division starting at 8 a.m.

Porter recognized for community service

BYU-Hawaii head tennis coach David Porter was named a sectional winner of the United States Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Community Service Award.

The award recognizes an ITA coach for significant contributions in developing community-based tennis programs through community centers, schools, parks, community tennis associations, inner city, suburban or rural programs.

Porter, who has guided the BYUH men's and women's programs to nine national titles, has provided court time and practice help to the Kahuku High tennis team, which has no court of its own, donated equipment to three elementary schools, organized a tennis club at BYUH and conducted a coaches workshop.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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