Vulcans 23rd in preseason basketball poll
The Hawaii-Hilo basketball team is ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division II Bulletin preseason poll.
"It's a good sign that the program is accepted not just in the conference and Hawaii," Vulcans-Hilo coach Jeff Law said. "At least people know who UH-Hilo is. That makes me feel that all the hard work by the coaching staff and administration is starting to show some benefits.
"Preseason stuff doesn't mean much, but you've got to start somewhere."
The Vulcans went 24-3 last season and were ranked eighth in the final NABC Division II rankings. They are also among the favorites to win the Pacific West Conference.
Hawaii-Hilo opens the season with an exhibition against Hawaii on Nov. 11 at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Lady Flames topple Silverswords
Lee (Tenn.) beat Chaminade 30-26, 30-28, 30-27 in women's volleyball last night at McCabe Gym.
Daisy Varbanova and Magdalena Kjessel had 12 kills each in the victory for the Lady Flames (17-4).
Kara Smith pounded 12 kills for the Silverswords (10-9).
Lim breaks 2 Chaminade records
Chaminade senior Jeff Lim has run to two school cross country records this season.
Last week, Lim broke the Silverswords' 10K mark by 13 seconds with a time of 32 minutes, 24 seconds for a second-place finish in the BYU-Hawaii/Chaminade Road Race.
Earlier in the season, on a trip to Salem, Ore., for the Willamette Invitational, Lim broke the Chaminade 8K record with a time of 25:57.
7 Rainbow Wahine players at regional tennis
The University of Hawaii tennis team competed yesterday in the first day of the Wilson/ITA West Region Championships at San Diego.
UH's Samanta Cappella and Jacqui Williams won first-round singles matches to advance to the round of 64. Kana Aikawa and Erin Katayama also advanced with a first-round bye.
All four, however, lost in the round of 64.
In doubles, the teams of Williams and Chloe Bihag and Aikawa and Cappella won first-round matches to make it to today's round of 32.