Ching scores as U.S. wins 2-0
Kamehameha alumnus Brian Ching scored in the 36th minute and Clint Dempsey added a goal in the 69th, leading the World Cup-bound U.S. men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Venezuela last night in Cleveland.
Ching put the United States ahead with his fourth goal in 19 international appearances. Bobby Convey took the ball down the left side and crossed around Hector Gonzalez. Ching, at the top of the 6-yard box, got a toe on it and beat goalkeeper Javier Toyo.
Sheppard just misses NCAA high jump berth
Hawaii freshman Emily Sheppard finished in a tie for seventh in the high jump yesterday at the NCAA West Regionals in Provo, Utah, missing out on a berth to the NCAA Championships.
Sheppard, who qualified for the regionals by winning the Western Athletic Conference title in Honolulu on May 12, cleared 5 feet, 7.25 inches on her third attempt. Nine of the 10 remaining jumpers failed to clear the next height of 5-9.25, and ties were broken according to the number of attempts needed to clear 5-7.25. Sheppard's three attempts left her in a four-way tie for seventh. The top five advance to the NCAAs.
UH sophomore Meghan Weaver placed 11th in the shot put at 46-10.25. Weaver, the first UH athlete to qualify for regionals in three events, will compete in the hammer and discus today.
Junior Patricia Gauthier will compete in the pole vault finals today.
Wahine sailing team finishes 12th at nationals
The Hawaii women's sailing team closed three days of competition in 12th place at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's Dinghy Championship in Charleston, S.C.
The Rainbow Wahine began the day in 13th place and ended with 353 points following yesterday's races to move up one spot in the standings. Tinja Anderson-Mitterling and Cassie Harris placed 13th in the A division with 186 points. Shandy Buckley and Crystal Bronte were 10th in the B division with 167 points.
College of Charleston won the championship with 207 points in the regatta's 36 races.
Whittier College's Morgado earns honors
Whittier College baseball player Matt Morgado, a Kamehameha alumnus, earned second-team All-Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference honors after finishing with a .371 batting average. He also hit two home runs and finished first on the team in on-base percentage (.468).