BYUH snaps HPU's 13-match win streak
Yu Chuan Weng put down a match-high 26 kills and was in on the match-ending block to help No. 19 Brigham Young-Hawaii upset No. 2 Hawaii Pacific last night in an NCAA Division II women's volleyball match at the Blaisdell Arena.
The Seasiders (20-3, 10-1 PacWest) snapped the Sea Warriors' 13-match winning streak, rallying past HPU, 26-30, 12-30, 30-24, 30-18, 15-13.
BYUH (19-4, 8-3) led 12-8 in Game 5 before a 5-0 serving run by Flavia Brakling put HPU ahead at 13-12. A Sea Warrior hitting error and a kill by Weng gave the Seasiders match point. Weng and Faylynn Merrick then teamed to block Barbara Martin to end it. Martin led HPU with 21 kills.
The teams meet again Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Priory in the final regular-season match for both.
Hayashi, Tanaka win pro-scratch title at Pearl
Mauna Kea Resort pro Kevin Hayashi and his amateur partner Elton Tanaka were the wire-to-wire winner of the $10,000 Aloha Section PGA's Bridgestone Sports Pro-Scratch Championship which finished yesterday at the Pearl Country Club.
Hayashi and Tanaka, which won this event in 2003, had a 67--128 in yesterday's best-ball format to finish a stroke ahead of Chad Saladin and Charles Holland.
» The Hawaii men's golf team dropped a spot into sixth heading into today's final round of the UH Fall Intercollegiate at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
The Warriors shot a team aggregate 300 yesterday for a two-round 547. New Mexico, at 570, had a four-stroke leader over UNLV in the 21-team field.
Warrior Jarett Hamamoto was tied for fourth after carding a 71--142. He was four strokes behind UNLV's C.J. Gatto.
UH softball team opens with scrimmage
The Hawaii softball team opens its fall season tomorrow with a pair of intrasquad scrimmages at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. The game of the doubleheader starts at 6 p.m.
On Friday, The Rainbow Wahine face their alumnae in a single game scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Among the alumnae expected to play are Kehau Cofran Aina, Joyce Antonio, Tricia Ramos, Dee Wisneski and recent graduates Noelle Izumi, Shannon Tabion and Denise Dahlberg.
Rainbow Wahine Second At Fall PCCs
The Hawaii women's sailing team concluded its fall season with a second-place finish at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Women's Fall Championships last weekend in San Diego.
The Rainbow Wahine, ranked second in the nation, finished with 70 points, eight points behind first-place Stanford.
Sophomores Tinja Anderson-Mitterling and Becky Mabardy sailed in the A division where they finished fourth with 41 points. Shandy Buckley and Crystal Bronte placed second in the B division with 29 points.
Hashimoto takes top CUSA soccer honor
Duke Hashimoto capped his senior season by being named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the year after leading the Southern Methodist Mustangs offense with 19 points on eight goals and three assists.
The striker from Iolani had a conference-best four game-winning goals.
Hashimoto, coming off ACL surgery that cut short his junior season after nine matches, took 39 shots in 17 matches. His point total was fifth best in Conference USA.
Academic honors for Punahou pair
Two Punahou School graduates have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-Academic teams.
Senior midfielder Maile Tavepholialern, playing for Harvard, was a District I second-team pick. Princeton's Romy Trigg-Smith was a repeat District II second-team choice.