Hawaii ends Boise State's reign
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior men's tennis team pulled off a 4-3 upset over No. 32 Boise State University at the Western Athletic Conference Championship in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Hawaii advances to the final and ends the Brocos' three year tenure atop the Western Athletic Conference.
The Rainbow Warriors bounced back from a 3-0 deficit with four straight victories to steal the win and advance to the finals for the first time in school history.
No. 1 UCLA hands UH semifinal loss
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine water polo team fell 8-6 to top-seeded UCLA yesterday in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship at the Aztec Aquaplex in San Diego.
Hawaii took the early lead but the Bruins scored three unanswered goals in the second quarter to tie the game at three at the half. The Rainbow Wahine took their final advantage of the game at 5-4 on goals from Kelly Mason and Anna Sieprath before UCLA scored four straight.
The Bruins advance to the championship game while UH will play in the third place match today.
Double dose of dismay for UH softball
The No. 24 University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine softball team fell to No. 10 Fresno State in two consecutive, extra-inning games at the Bulldog Diamond. FSU took the series 2-1.
Hawaii took the initial 2-0 lead in game one of the doubleheader and held the advantage through the fourth but the Bulldogs scored three unanswered runs for the 3-2 win.
In game two, Hawaii scored first but could not maintain the lead, allowing two runs in the eighth inning.
Miano, Reardon QB luncheon guests
This week's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon will feature Hawaii associate head coach Rich Miano and the Star-Bulletin's Dave Reardon.
Miano is in his 10th year with the Hawaii football team and is amidst his first as the associate head coach, coming off of a stint with the defensive secondary.
Reardon, an award-winning sports writer and the current Hawaii football beat writer. The program begins at noon at the Pagoda International Ballroom at the Pagoda Hotel.
HPU softball reaches 40 wins
The Hawaii Pacific softball team beat UH-Hilo in a doubleheader at Sea Warrior field yesterday, improving to 41-5-1.
HPU took the first game 5-0, holding the Vulcans to six hits.
The Lady Sea Warriors scored 10 runs on 13 hits and allowed only three runs in the second game of the doubleheader.
Hawaii Pacific downs Grand Canyon 18-4
Hawaii Pacific piled up 18 runs and 20 hits on Grand Canyon University yesterday at Brazell Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona, improving to 29-16-1.
The Sea Warriors had two big innings, scoring seven in the first and six in the third en route to the win.
Grand Canyon used six pitchers throughout the game.
No. 10 HPU tennis escapes UH-Hilo
The No. 10 Hawaii Pacific University men's tennis team barely overcame UH-Hilo 5-4 yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The Sea Warriors won the decisive doubles point after taking two of the three matches, which gave them the win as all six singles matches were evenly split between the two teams.