Hakala expected to miss tonight's match
Hawaii All-American hitter Lauri Hakala is expected to miss tonight's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match with No. 14 USC, the senior's third consecutive missed match since straining an abdominal stomach muscle.
Hakala said he hoped to be able to play next week when the 12th-ranked Warriors head to No. 2 Brigham Young for matches next Friday and Saturday. He is second on the team in kills (3.48 kpg) and digs (1.94 dpg), but hasn't played since the 3-2 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 8.
Hawaii, off to its worst start in school history (2-9, 2-7), looks to end a seven-match losing streak in the 7 p.m. rematch with the Trojans (4-8, 3-6) at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Hawaii swimmers capture gold
Hawaii's Grzegorz Mroz won a gold medal in the 500 freestyle and the Warriors won the 400 medley relay yesterday at the Conference USA Men's Invitational at the University of Houston.
The Warriors slipped to second in the team standings with 288 points, trailing SMU's total of 309.
The UH team of Donald Mata, Nicola Xella, Greg Wilson and Mark Higley won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3 minutes, 21.14 seconds. Mroz won the 500 free with a time of 4:23.69.
» The Hawaii women's team won four gold medals yesterday, but dropped to second at the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
The Rainbow Wahine enter today's events with 270 points, trailing first-place Nevada (294.5). The four-day meet concludes tomorrow.
UH got gold-medal performances from Bache Atkins (500 free), Nicole Mackey (200 individual medley) and Emma Friesen (1-meter diving). The Wahine team of Mackey, Mia Broden, Karli Rice and Atkins also won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:33.47.
UH tennis team loses to San Francisco
The Hawaii men's tennis team lost for the second straight day, falling to San Francisco 4-3 yesterday at the Olympic Club.
UH, ranked 73rd in the country, was swept in three doubles matches. The Rainbow Warriors got singles wins from Sacha Heinemann, Andreas Weber and Jeff Fitch, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 1-3 start.
June Jones on special Call the Coach
A special edition of Call the Coach, featuring Hawaii football coach June Jones, will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on KKEA 1420.
The event will be at The Willows restaurant and there will be a $15 lunch buffet.
Seasiders drop in regional rankings
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's basketball team slipped three spots to sixth in the NCAA Division II West Region poll after two losses last week. Chaminade is ninth in the poll.
» Grand Canyon's Jennifer Cobb scored 25 points to lead the Antelopes women's team to a 94-63 win over Chaminade yesterday at McCabe Gym.
Sumrin Cummins, Marian Murphy, and Katherine Carlisle scored 12 points each for Chaminade (3-16).
» Sheila Azevedo scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Hawaii-Hilo women's team to a 68-62 win over Notre Dame de Namur at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.
Ashley Kualii added 19 points for the Vulcans (5-15).
Vulcans split softball doubleheader
Tracy Ryan struck out 11 and Haunani Haasenritter went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer to carry Hawaii-Hilo to a 10-3 win over Western New Mexico yesterday in the Schutt Division II Leadoff Classic in Phoenix, Ariz.
Haasenritter also homered in the Vulcans' 4-3 loss to Texas Women's University earlier in the day.