Robinson wins WAC softball honor
Hawaii's Kate Robinson was named the Western Athletic Conference's softball Pitcher of the Week yesterday after picking up two wins over rival Fresno State over the weekend.
Robinson improved to 14-0 this season and 7-0 in WAC play as the 16th-ranked Rainbow Wahine put themselves in position to capture the league's regular-season title.
The junior pitched the first and third games of the series and held the Bulldogs to nine hits over 12 innings. She struck out four in an 18-2 win in five innings last Friday. The next day, she struck out eight in a complete-game effort as UH clinched the series with a dramatic 2-1 win.
The Wahine (42-9, 13-2) close the regular season with a three-game series at Utah State on Friday and Saturday. They can secure the top seed in the WAC tournament with two wins over the Aggies (15-27, 5-7).
Sounders sign Treschuk
Kenji Treschuk was one of five players signed by the Seattle Sounders last Saturday, a day before the first division team in the United Soccer League opened the 2007 season.
Treschuk, a Moanalua and Penn State graduate, is expected to play a defender position.
» Zach Scott (Maui, Gonzaga), a defender, is starting his fifth season with the Sounders.
Rainbow Wahine lead WAC
Hawaii golfer Xyra Suyetsugu shot a 74 to finish in fourth place after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference tournament at Las Cruces, N.M., yesterday.
Hawaii has four golfers in the top six to lead the team race by six stroke over Fresno State. The Wahine are at 11-over par while the Bulldogs are at plus-17. Nevada and Boise State are tied for third just one stroke behind.
Nancy Shon, Dale Gammie and Corie Hou all shot 75s to tie for sixth for Hawaii while Lisa Kajihara opened with a 76 to tie for 12th. Laura Luethke of Fresno State leads with a 2-under 70.