Sanders is WAC volleyball player of week
Hawaii's Juliana Sanders was named the Western Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week after hitting .621 and averaging 3.33 kills and 2.00 blocks per game in two road wins.
The Rainbow Wahine, looking to clinch their 11th consecutive Western Athletic Conference regular-season title this weekend, moved up two spots to No. 14 in yesterday's CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll yesterday.
Hawaii (19-5, 11-1) hosts No. 20 New Mexico State (28-1, 11-1) this Sunday in a match that likely will decide the WAC title. The Rainbow Wahine also host Louisiana Tech this Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Nebraska (22-0) remained No. 1, receiving all 60 first-place votes. The rest of the top 11 teams remained the same, led by Stanford (20-2), Penn State (24-1), defending NCAA champion Washington (21-3) and UCLA (24-2).
» Brigham Young-Hawaii moved up one spot to No. 8 in the CSTV/AVCA Division II poll.
The Pacific West Conference champion Seasiders (20-0) completed their regular season with a win over Chaminade last week.
Patacchia moves on, Irons eliminated
Hawaii's Fred Patacchia advanced to the fourth round of the Nova Schin Festival surf contest yesterday in Brazil.
Patacchia beat Adriano Souza 16.83 to 10.67 and will face Odirlei Coutinho of Brazil in the fourth round of the World Championship Tour event today. Coutinho defeated Hawaii's Andy Irons in the third round yesterday.
Hawaii golfers in third place at Kaneohe
Hawaii is in third place after shooting even par yesterday in the UHFall Intercollegiate golf tournament's first round at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
UH's Travis Toyama is tied for seventh at 2-under 70. He's two shots behind individual leader Brian Locke of Loyola Marymount, which leads the team competition after yesterday's 8-under 280.
» Kellan Anderson and Troy Higashiyama lead the Aloha Section PGA Pro-Scratch Championship after their first-round 58 yesterday in the two-man scramble format at Pearl Country Club.
Dan Nishimoto and Shannon Sibayan are two strokes back.