Herring making an impact for UH
As good as advertised?
Maybe even better.
Much was expected from Kanani Herring, the all-everything Kamehameha product who could have played anywhere in the country but decided to stay home. The freshman outside hitter delivered in three starts last weekend for No. 11 Hawaii, including 14 kills and 18 digs in the 3-1 loss to No. 6 UCLA on Sunday.
"It's really nice when the best player in your backyard stays home," Rainbow Wahine coach Dave Shoji said. "I don't know what kind of impact she's going to have on the program, but if she continues to develop like we think she can, the impact will be huge."
The next opportunity is tonight when Hawaii takes on No. 12 Minnesota in the 7 p.m. match of the Volleyball Challenge at the Stan Sheriff Center. The tournament opens with the 5 p.m. match between Cincinnati and Wyoming.
Rainbow Wahine draw tough foe
A matchup with last year's women's basketball national runner-up Stanford in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic highlights the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine 2008-09 schedule released yesterday.
Hawaii opens up the season on the Big Island at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational hosted by Hawaii-Hilo, one of four preseason tournaments the team plays.
Five NCAA tournament teams from last season bolster the slate, including three in the six-team Marriott Classic.
The Wahine again have a tough opening to Western Athletic Conference play with three straight on the road, including defending champion Fresno State.
"It doesn't look good early on (in WAC), but at the end of the year it kind of works out," coach Jim Bolla said. "At the other end, we've got the nice situation on one game at Nevada in Reno, and get ready to play there for the WAC tournament (three days later)."
Chaminade men fall in final minutes
Academy of Art upset Chaminade with a late goal for a 1-0 men's soccer win yesterday at the Saint Louis School field.
Juan Zorita scored the winning goal with 2 minutes remaining.
The Silverswords matched the Urban Knights with four shots on goal.
Chaminade goalie Matt Muntz finished with three saves.
» Host San Francisco State overpowered Hawaii-Hilo for a 2-0 win in women's soccer.
SFSU's Robin Bowman scored both goals for the Gators.
Vulcans goalie Shanna Brown finished with five saves.