Vulcans scrap to get second win of the year
Fresh off a four-match road trip, the Hawaii-Hilo women's volleyball team fought back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat West Virginia State in five games, 26-30, 31-29, 25-30, 30-26, 15-10 yesterday in Hilo.
Senior outside hitter Taina Savage pounded down a match-high 28 kills as the Vulcans improved to 2-7. Hawaii-Hilo dominated West Virginia State at the net, outblocking WVSU 15-6.
» Trina Kauliakamoa posted 12 kills to lead Chaminade to a 30-13, 30-19, 30-7 rout of Alderson-Broaddus yesterday in the Auto Service Company Nanook Classic at Fairbanks, Alaska.
With the win, the Silverswords improved to 3-2.
Laan leads Rainbow Wahine to win
Three University of Hawaii cross country runners finished in the top seven as the Rainbow Wahine edged sister-school Hawaii-Hilo to win the Chaminade Invitational yesterday at Laie.
Hawaii's Chantelle Laan finished the 5-kilometer course in a time of 19:02.80, beating out Brigham Young-Hawaii's Diana Choi by more than a minute. The Rainbow Wahine took the season-opening meet with 48 points, followed by the Vulcans (53), BYU-Hawaii (61), Hawaii Pacific (70) and Chaminade (105).
» Senior Jake Puzey finished the 8k course in a time of 26:20, good for second place overall, to lead BYU-Hawaii to a win in the men's division.
BYU-Hawaii finished with 40 points, followed by Hawaii-Hilo (42), Hawaii Pacific (46) and Chaminade (88). Sea Warrior Todd Iacovelli won the individual title with a time of 25:50.
UHH starts off program history with 5-0 loss
In the first game of its program's history, the Hawaii-Hilo women's soccer team fell to Dixie State College 5-0 yesterday at Kaneohe.
The Rebels, also in their inaugural season, improved to 3-0. They outshot the Vulcans 18-4.
» The Chaminade men's squad fell in its home opener yesterday 2-0 at Varsity Field. The Silverswords next play Brigham Young-Hawaii on Friday at Waipio.