Bihag leads Wahine to 2 victories
Hawaii senior Chloe Bihag defeated Elena Hudzikova 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 to give Hawaii a 4-3 victory over Hawaii Pacific yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine then ended their regular season at 6-16 with a fourth consecutive victory, 6-1 over Chaminade.
In doubles in the win over HPU, Bihag teamed with sophomore Sophie Kobuch to defeat Ingrid Cseh and Lauren Shin 8-1.
Nina Mihova won both her singles and doubles matches for HPU.
The Wahine swept the season series with the Sea Warriors 2-0.
In the win over Chaminade, Hawaii's Kobuch, Natasha Zorec, Jennifer Goldman and Marie Tanaka all won their singles matches in straight sets.
It was the final home contest for four-year letter winners Bihag and Julia Sandborn.
Joelle Tanaka beat Sandborn for the Silverswords' only point.
Chaminade edges UH-Hilo in softball
Freshman center fielder Chasity Senas scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the seventh to lead Chaminade past Hawaii-Hilo 5-4 in a conference softball game at Carvalho Park in Hilo.
The Silverswords (12-30, 5-16) erased the Vulcans' lead in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs on four hits. Anina Quaranto's single to center drove in two in the inning.
Chelsi Walls pitched seven strong innings and struck out two to earn the win.
The Vulcans (9-13-1, 8-9) amassed 13 hits in the loss.
Sacramento State tops UH-Hilo
Aiea product Taylor Watanabe went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run single in the fourth as Sacramento State defeated Hawaii-Hilo 8-2 yesterday in a baseball game in Sacramento, Calif.
Vulcans starter Brian Shannon allowed seven runs on 13 hits and was relieved in the fifth.
Woods paddles past Olympians
OKLAHOMA CITY » A new foursome cruised past a boat featuring two former Olympians at the U.S. Olympic trials yesterday to earn the chance to qualify for a spot in the Beijing Games.
Mid-Pacific graduate Brandon Woods, Bartosz Wolski, Taran Stucchio and Tim Hornsby paddled their kayak to victory in the 1,000-meter race on the Oklahoma River, beating Morgan House, Patrick Dolan (Maryknoll School '06) and former Olympians Jeff Smoke and Rami Zur by a little less than 2 seconds.
The winning time was 3 minutes, 13.936 seconds while the crew including Smoke and Zur finished in 3:15.886. Only two boats competed in the race.
Woods will try to earn a spot in the Olympics during a continental qualifier next month in Montreal.
Robinson breaks home run record
Kate Robinson broke Hawaii's career home run record with her 39th dinger last night, but the No. 18 Rainbow Wahine lost to Nevada 13-10 in Reno.
Nevada (32-14, 10-2) swept Hawaii (31-14, 7-4) in the series for the first time in the program's history.
Robinson's blast, a solo shot over the center-field fence to narrow the margin to 12-10, broke Stacey Porter's career record.
The Wahine head to Santa Clara to play a doubleheader on Wednesday before visiting Fresno State for a WAC series over the weekend.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Patrick Dolan is a 2006 graduate of Maryknoll School, not Mid-Pacific Institute as this story originally reported.