Sea Warriors finish with sweep
Hawaii Pacific's softball team finished its regular season with a sweep of UH-Hilo yesterday at Sea Warrior Field in Kaneohe.
The Sea Warriors won the first game 7-3 and took the second 7-0. HPU pitcher Courtney Kessell improved to 23-2 by winning the first game while Sherise Musquiz moved her record to 19-3 with the shutout in the second game.
HPU ends its regular season at 43-5-1 while UH-Hilo closed at 9-17-1. The Sea Warriors will find out on Sunday if they are awarded an at-large berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.
Hawaii captures WAC tennis title
Hawaii beat Fresno State 4-2 yesterday in Las Cruces, N.M., to take the Western Athletic Conference men's tennis championship.
Dennis Lajola and Jeff Fitch won their singles matches and teamed up to earn a doubles win to lead the Rainbow Warriors.
Sascha Heinemann and Spence Mendoza also contributed to the title-clinching victory with singles wins.
» Hawaii sophomore Sophie Kobuch was named to the All-WAC first team in women's tennis singles and both Kobuch and senior Chloe Bihag were named second-team All-WAC in doubles.
Football scholar-athletes honored
The Hawaii Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honored twelve Hawaii high school seniors as outstanding football scholar-athletes yesterday at their 10th annual awards banquet at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
The student honorees were: Kama Bailey, Damien; Lake Casco, Lahainaluna; Paipai Falemalu Jr., Kahuku; Gabriel Ikaika Fernandez, Mid-Pacific; Jordan Gomes, Kamehameha; Ronald Hirokawa, Iolani; Mykenne Ikehara, Kamehameha; Joshua Mun, Mid-Pacific, Isaac Savella, Saint Louis; Robert Siavii Jr., Leilehua; Shiloah Teo, Kahuku; Tuitua Tuiasosopo, Saint Louis.
Awardees were chosen based on on-field leadership, grade-point average and community service. Each received $1,000 scholarships.
Wahine water polo place fourth in MPSF
The fifth-seeded Hawaii women's water polo team fell to second-seeded Stanford yesterday 10-8 in the final day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in San Diego.
The Wahine placed fourth overall and still have a shot at earning one of three at-large bids to the NCAA Championships.
Kelly Mason, Angela Turnbull and Leoni Van Der Molen scored two goals apiece for Hawaii (20-10).