Ah Mow-Santos helps U.S. win
The U.S. women's national volleyball team, with former Hawaii All-Americans Robyn Ah Mow-Santos and Heather Bown starting, defeated Mexico 25-6, 25-13, 25-10 yesterday on the second day of the NORCECA Women's Continental Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Team USA (2-0) faces the Dominican Republic (2-0) today for an automatic berth in the semifinals of the medal round. Bown, a middle blocker, had six kills on nine attempts with two blocks and an ace, and setter Ah Mow-Santos had five aces and a kill.
Punahou School alumna Lindsey Berg, the U.S. backup setter, added four aces. Ah Mow-Santos and Berg helped the Americans to a .537 attack percentage.
Ah Mow-Santos opened Game 1 with four straight aces. Berg started Game 3 by serving six straight points, including three by ace for a 6-0 lead.
» Clay Stanley of Hawaii had 10 kills and two aces, while teammate Reid Priddy had a team-high 16 kills to lead the United States to a 25-19, 27-25, 25-18 victory over Puerto Rico in the NORCECA men's volleyball championships at Anaheim, Calif., last night.
Taylor fundraiser on Sept. 26
A fundraiser to benefit former Hawaii basketball player Janevia Taylor will be held Sept. 26 at Eastside Grill.
Taylor was seriously injured in an auto accident in June and remains in a coma. The proceeds from the fundraiser hosted by the Rainbow Wahine Booster Club will go toward helping defray her medical costs.
Tickets are $10. For more information, call 956-8185 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to Taylor's medical fund can also be made at any First Hawaiian Bank branch or mailed to: Friends of Janevia Taylor, c/o First Hawaiian Bank, 2764 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI, 96822.
Stadium to enforce tailgating rules
Aloha Stadium tailgaters will not be allowed to take up two parking stalls starting with Saturday's Hawaii game against Charleston Southern, stadium officials announced yesterday.
"We have received many complaints about illegal tailgating in the parking lots," Aloha Stadium manager Scott Chan said. "It involves fans parking their vehicle in one stall and setting up a tent and tailgating in an adjacent stall. This not only violates our tailgating policy, but it is counterproductive to the efforts we are making toward easing parking problems."
Fans will be asked to take down tents and vacate unused parking stalls in order to fill all stalls with vehicles.
"We do not want to be forceful and create an unpleasant experience for the fans," Chan said. "But we need to accommodate as many vehicles as possible, so we will ask people to follow the rules and hope they comply. If not, we will need to take the next step and ask the fans to leave the property altogether."
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Chaminade nearly gets first victory
Sean Fogt scored just before halftime and Russell McCluskey added another late in the game as Notre Dame de Namur shut out Chaminade's men's soccer team 2-0 yesterday in Belmont, Calif.
Darren Smith made 10 saves for the Silverswords, who fell to 0-7-1. The Argonauts improved to 4-4.
» The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's soccer team failed to get a shot on goal in being shut out by Grand Canyon 3-0 yesterday in Phoenix, Ariz.
Seasiders goalie Doug Hansen held the Antelopes scoreless after halftime. BYUH dropped to 4-3 while Grand Canyon improved to 2-3-2.
» The Chaminade women's soccer team remained winless, losing 5-0 to Notre Dame de Namur before the men's game.
The Silverswords got only one shot on goal and dropped to 0-5. The Argonauts improved to 2-4-1.
» The BYUH women's soccer team shut out Grand Canyon 3-0 yesterday in Arizona.
Hailey McKee scored BYUH's first goal in the 52nd minute. The Seasiders improved to 3-2-1 for the season.