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Hawaii's Nicole Mikula was blocked by Denver's Kelli Breidenbach during the Pioneers' 2-1 win over the Rainbow Wahine yesterday.
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Rainbow Wahine pick up a spot
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Hawaii moved up a spot to No. 11 in the CBS College Sports Network/AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 volleyball poll announced yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine (1-2) were 12th in the preseason ratings.
Defending NCAA champion Penn State (3-0), fresh off the Hawaiian Airlines Classic title, received all 60 first-place votes. Nebraska (2-0), jumped from seventh to No. 2 after upset wins over Stanford and USC.
New Mexico State (1-2), the only other Western Athletic Conference team in the preseason poll, dropped from 23rd to out of the Top 25. The Aggies earned enough votes for 29th.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii earned its first ranking of the season - No. 24 in the Division II poll.
The Seasiders (2-2) beat Nebraska-Kearney and Embry Riddle in their Hawaii Invitational last week, but lost to No. 22 Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Baptist.
Hawaii-Hilo (3-0) received nine votes, but was not ranked.
Raiders sign Lelie as backup
ALAMEDA, Calif. » The Oakland Raiders agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Hawaii receiver Ashley Lelie yesterday.
Lelie, who has 206 receptions in six NFL seasons, had been cut by the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday after being slowed all preseason by a calf injury.
» The San Diego Chargers signed former UH offensive lineman Kynan Forney to a deal yesterday.
» Former UH defensive lineman Melila Purcell stuck with the Browns yesterday as one of seven players named to the team's practice squad.
Singh extends lead in FedExCup
NORTON, Mass. » Vijay Singh sank three long putts late in golf's Deutsche Bank Championship to claim his second straight victory in the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs, which pays the winner a $10 million bonus.
Singh closed with an 8-under-par round of 63 today to break the scoring record at the six-year-old event by two shots.
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Seasiders soccer teams sweep
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men and women's soccer teams won 1-0 and 4-2, respectively, over Academy of Art and Texas-Permian Basin yesterday.
It was the first win of the season for the Seasiders men's team (1-2), which got its winning goal from Bryan Neal 35 seconds into the first overtime of the game at Laie.
The Seasiders women's team (2-1) scored three times in the first 17 minutes of its match with the Falcons at Laie.
BYUH also got two goals from Emily Mearns and one each from Kahanu Ah Puck and Margaret Sekona.
» Undefeated Sonoma State defeated Hawaii Pacific 6-0 in women's soccer yesterday at Atherton Field in Kaneohe.
Sea Warriors starting goalkeeper Veronica Ellman left the game with an injury after a collision in the seventh minute.
Sonoma State improved to 5-0 and HPU fell to 1-2.
» The Hawaii-Hilo women's soccer team (1-1) earned its first victory of the season, beating Cal State Monterey Bay4-0 at Seaside, Calif., behind Megan Pachecano's two scores.
Adele Letro and Alyssa Salvador tacked on goals in the final minutes.
» Chase Kodama and Marvin Mendoza scored goals, but the Chaminade men's team fell to Texas-Permian Basin 3-2 yesterday at the Saint Louis School field.
Nasser Abraham, Luis Paiva and Carlos Guillen scored for the Falcons (3-0). The Silverswords dropped to 0-2.