UH women's soccer team signs 3
Hawaii announced three soccer commitments for the 2008 season yesterday. Colleen Burns (Coronado, Calif.), Brittani Lum (Folsom, Calif.) and Kanani Taaca (Waianae) signed national letters of intent and will attend UH this fall.
Burns and Lum are UH's first California signees since all-conference goalkeeper Kori Lu three years ago. Taaca is a Kamehameha standout.
"We are still in the process of bringing in more quality players both locally and nationally," coach Pinsoom Tenzing said. "These three players give us a very good beginning."
UH won its first WAC championship in soccer last season.
Tenzing secures three commitments
University of Hawaii soccer coach Pinsoom Tenzing added three commitments to his 2008 recruiting class.
Colleen Burns (Coronado, Calif.), Brittani Lum (Folsom, Calif.) and Kanani Taaca (Waianae) will join the 2007 WAC champions.
Burns and Lum will provide depth at the defender and midfield positions. Burns helped Coronado High School to a league championship in 2005, while Lum is a two-time all-league and all-metro selection playing for St. Francis (Calif.) High School.
Taaca was a goalkeeper on Kamehameha's state championship team and will have the opportunity to learn under senior UH goalkeeper Kori Lu.
Tenzing, who looks to replace five graduating letterwinners, hopes to announce additional signings later this spring.
Rebels edge Vulcans
The University of Hawaii-Hilo basketball team lost a nail-biter to host Dixie State yesterday, 81-78, at St. George, Utah.
Ryan Sanchez dropped 23 points and Kasey Winters added 22 for the Rebels, who held off the Vulcans' strong second half push.
Senior guard Vince Alvarado led UH-Hilo with 17 points, shooting 6-for-11 from the field.
Antelopes trample Seasiders
Rosalyn Nelson scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Grand Canyon in a rout over the Brigham Young-Hawaii yesterday, 87-54, at Laie.
Richelle Fenenbock scored a team-high 20 points for the Seasiders (4-18, 4-9) who have lost their last three games.
» The UH-Hilo women's basketball team fell to Dixie State, 86-62. Nesha Kimitete led the Vulcans (7-13, 7-6) with 13 points.
Lady Vulcans sweep Mustangs
The Hawaii-Hilo women's tennis team shut out Western New Mexico yesterday, 9-0, in Arizona.
The Lady Vulcans dominated the Mustangs, claiming three doubles and six singles matches.
» The UH-Hilo men's tennis team opened a week of competition in Arizona with a split of two matches, beating Western New Mexico, 7-2, on Thursday and falling to 15th-ranked Abilene Christian, 7-2, yesterday.