Wong joins UH staff as volunteer assistant
Former Pepperdine All-American Scott Wong officially joined the staff of the Hawaii women's volleyball team yesterday as a volunteer assistant.
"I knew I was coming back to live here and wanted to be a part of this program," said Wong, who stepped down as an assistant with the Pepperdine men's team in July.
Wong, an all-state player for Punahou in volleyball and basketball, said he plans to return to the AVP pro beach tour in March, "but until then, I hopefully can contribute to this program," he said. "I'd love to coach collegiate in the future but I want to play (beach) a little longer."
"Scott is an outstanding, knowledgeable young coach who has played at the highest level and won," Rainbow Wahine coach Dave Shoji said.
Wong will not travel with the team. No. 15 Hawaii opens its 11th season in the Western Athletic Conference on Saturday with a home match against Fresno State at 7 p.m.
Seasiders sweep Antelopes in volleyball
Brigham Young-Hawaii swept Grand Canyon (Phoenix) last night, 30-22, 30-18, 30-12, in a Division II volleyball match in Laie.
The Seasiders' Tuli Peters, who earlier in the day was named the Pacific West Conference's player of the week, had 20 kills and Noelle Filimoeatu added 10.
Peters, a Kahuku High graduate from Laie, also led the ninth-ranked Seasiders (8-0) to a win over Hawaii-Hilo last week.
Peters had a career-high 26 kills against the Vulcans. She also had 31 digs (the third-highest total in Seasiders history) in gaining her second player of the week honor this season.
Penguins beat Vulcans in soccer
Dominican University (San Rafael, Calif.) beat Hawaii-Hilo 1-0 in men's collegiate soccer yesterday in Scotts Valley, Calif.
It was the third game in the Vulcans' history.
"They threw something new at us and we reacted to it," UH-Hilo coach Paul Regrutto said. "When we got back to playing our game we were fine."
Dominican scored 3 minutes into the game.