Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009

Warriors take Naris Cup in Japan

Led by Robert Berton's fourth-place finish, the Hawaii men's golf team won the Naris Cup yesterday in Okayama, Japan.

The Warriors finished with an 897 at the Sakushu Musashi Country Club, 14 strokes ahead of runner-up Hawaii-Hilo. Vulcans senior Stephan Zane shared medalist honors with Doshisha's Kosuke Ueda at 218.

Berton finished at 221 in the eight-team tournament. Hawaii and UHH were the only schools outside of Japan competing.


Wahine edge Mustangs in tennis

Senior Melinda Wong won the deciding contest at No. 4 singles as Hawaii edged Cal Poly 4-3 in a nonconference women's tennis match at the UH Tennis Complex yesterday.

With the match tied at 3-all, Wong rallied to beat the Mustangs' Diane Filip 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. The victory ended a two-match losing streak for the Rainbow Wahine (8-7).


Lipsher makes Boston Breakers

Former Punahou and Duke University goalkeeper Allison Lipsher has been named to the Boston Breakers opening day roster in Women's Professional Soccer.

Lipsher, a former Star-Bulletin All-State player for the Buffanblu, graduated from Duke in 2007. She had 33 career shutouts and a Blue Devils career-best 0.87 goals-against average.


More honors for BYUH's Alves

Brigham Young-Hawaii junior Lucas Alves continued to rack up national honors yesterday when he was named to the NABC All-America first team.

Earlier this month, the forward was named the Daktronics NCAA Division II and PacWest player of the year. Alves was also on the Daktronics All-America first team.

Alves led the Seasiders to a program-best 27-2 and topped the conference in scoring (19.8 ppg).


HPU splits with Dixie State in softball

Haley Schumers singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth as No. 18 Dixie State edged No. 11 Hawaii Pacific 5-4 in the second game of yesterday's PacWest softball doubleheader at St. George, Utah.

The Sea Warriors (24-4, 12-2) blanked the Red Storm (25-5, 14-4) in the opener 2-0. It was the third straight game in which HPU shut out Dixie State.

Courtney Kessell (12-2) struck out six and walked none in giving up just two hits in the first game. Taija Acierto homered to open the fourth and Nicole Riviera's RBI single accounted for the Sea Warriors' other run.

In the second game, HPU outhit Dixie State 14-7, but stranded 13 runners. Trailing 4-2 after the second, the Sea Warriors tied it in the third on Acierto's two-run homer.


Chico State downs HPU in baseball

Moanalua graduate Adam Arakawa doubled down the left-field line in the sixth to drive in what proved to be the deciding runs as Chico State held off Hawaii Pacific 5-3 in a nonconference baseball game yesterday at Chico, Calif.

Arakawa's two-run double highlighted a three-run sixth that put the Wildcats ahead for good at 4-1 at Nettleton Stadium.

HPU dropped to 19-8 heading into today's doubleheader against Chico State (16-13).


HPU falls to Marshall in tennis

Marshall won all three doubles matches en route to a 5-2 win over Hawaii Pacific in a nonconference women's tennis match yesterday at the Central Oahu Regional Park courts.

The Sea Warriors (9-4) picked up two singles victories at No. 3 (Anastasiya Ageychik) and No. 6 (Aleksandra Stankovic).

The Thundering Herd improved to 8-9.