Iyoki and Kiaaina top match-play qualifiers
Mike Iyoki and Ron Kiaaina shot an 8-under 63 to win medalist honors in the qualifying round of the Golf Concepts/E-Z Go Four-ball Match Play Championship yesterday at Oahu Country Club.
Beau Yokomoto and John Lynch finished one stroke behind Iyoki and Kiaaina to earn the third seed.
The first-round matches are set for 7 a.m. today, with the second round scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. The semifinals and finals will be held tomorrow at the same times.
» Pierre-Henri Soero fired a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for 27th at the Taylor Made Barona Collegiate Cup at Lakeside, Calif., yesterday.
Soero's Hawaii Warriors finished the tournament in 16th place, 33 strokes behind champion Brigham Young.
Hawaii will host its Fall Invitational at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course Nov. 7-9.
» Jayna Shimomura shot an 81 to finish in eighth place for the UH Hilo women's team at the Cal State Monterey Bay Invitational at Seaside, Calif., yesterday.
The Vulcans finished in eighth in the 23-team field, 42 strokes behind winner Western Washington.
Powley named volleyball player of the week
Lauren Powley has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division women's volleyball player of the week.
Powley, a junior middle blocker from Seabury Hall, put down a season-high 13 kills and had six service aces in a 30-13, 30-16, 27-30, 30-22 victory over Western State Oct. 19. She leads the Mavericks in blocks (48) and is second in aces (25).
In a sweep of Fort Lewis last Friday, Powley had 11 kills, an attack percentage of .364, five digs and two aces.
Dara Waialae, a freshman from Kalani, is the Mavericks (18-5) backup setter and has 74 assists.
Freshman middle blocker Jessica Bird from Kamehameha had 51 kills, six solo blocks and block assist as a reserve.
Kehau Regidor, a senior defensive specialist from Kauai High School, leads Mesa State with 331 digs.
» Kari Shimomura has been named the California Pacific Conference Libero of the Week.
A senior from McKinley, who has rotated between outside and outside hitter, Shimomura had not played libero before, but was pressed into duty at the position when Menlo College's regular libero was injured last week.
That was not a problem for Shimomura, who led all players with 23 digs in a 30-23, 31-29, 30-27 loss at Cal State East Bay Oct. 19 and posted a career-high 34 digs in a 30-27, 30-20, 27-30, 30-15 loss to Holy Names last Friday.
Shimomura also played libero in Menlo's 30-13, 30-7, 30-13 victory at Mills on Sunday.
This is the second player of the week award for Shimomura, who took home setter of the week honors last week.