Warriors remain at No. 14
The University of Hawaii men's volleyball team is still ranked 14th in the latest CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Men's Top 15 Coaches Poll released yesterday despite a 3-13 record.
Hawaii has lost 10 of its last 11 matches, including two to top-ranked Pepperdine last week at home. Things don't get any easier for the Warriors as they take on No. 8 Cal State Northridge on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Waves (16-1) received all but one first-place vote to stay atop the rankings. UC Irvine, which got the other first-place vote, is second, followed by BYU, Santa Barbara and UCLA.
Robinson earns WAC honors again
Hawaii's Kate Robinson was named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for the second time this season yesterday.
Robinson went 10-for-20 with two doubles, three homers, and 10 RBIs for the Rainbow Wahine during last weekend's Hawaiian Airlines Spring Fling Tournament. Hawaii defeated No. 14 Oregon State in the championship game.
Robinson, a junior, is currently on a seven-game hitting streak, the longest of her career. The Rainbow Wahine will begin play in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament tomorrow with games against Liberty and California at 4 and 6 p.m. at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Lee, Torres gain All-America status
Stephany Lee and Kapua Torres earned All-America status last Saturday with their finishes in the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
Lee (Moanalua '02), a senior at Missouri Valley, placed second in the 181-pound class after an injury forced her to default the championship match to teammate Elizabeth Hernandez. Lee was the defending champion.
Torres (Kahuku '03),a senior at Pacific, placed third in the 112 1/4-pound division after beating Menlo's Karen Fulp-Allen.
Wrestlers finishing in the top four in their weight class receive All-America status.
Seasiders shut out Dixie State
The Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team swept all six singles matches, and won all three doubles matches by an 8-0 score as the Seasiders rolled over Dixie State 9-0 yesterday in Laie.
Anna Anikanova and Teresa Holmes led the way with perfect 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles matches as BYU-Hawaii improved to 9-0 for the season.
» Purdue defeated Hawaii 7-0 in a women's match at the UH Tennis Complex yesterday. The Rainbow Wahine dropped to 2-8, and the Boilermakers improved to 8-2.
Hawaii-Hilo soccer team signs 2
Midfielder Alexandra Mellish and Pearl City graduate Kellie Sakanoi signed letters of intent to play women's soccer at Hawaii-Hilo next season, the school announced yesterday.
Mellish was a two-time all-league player at Atascadero in California, and was named most valuable player of her team as a senior. She scored 29 goals and had 27 assists in three varsity seasons.
Sakanoi is a transfer from Grand Canyon University, where she scored five goals last season. She was an honorable mention All-State selection her senior year at Pearl City.
Rough day for Seasiders golf team
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's golf team struggled during the first two rounds of the Notre Dame de Namur Invitational yesterday, and are in 10th place out of 11 teams heading into today's final round.
Spencer Adkins shot the low round of the day for Seasiders, finishing with a 7-over 79 in his second round of the tournament. Neal Manutai leads the team with a total score of 163 after shooting rounds of 83 and 80.
The Seasiders are 86 shots behind leader Grand Canyon.