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POSTED: Monday, April 06, 2009

Asing wins junior world surf title

Hawaii's Keanu Asing won the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championship in the under 16 division yesterday in Ecuador.

“;This is the biggest thing I have ever won,”; said Asing, who lives in Ewa. “;I knew I had to get good waves because every heat could have been my last. Coming to Ecuador has been an incredible experience.”;

Two other Hawaii surfers placed. Dylan Goodale finished fourth in the under 18 division, and Alessa Quizon was fourth in under 18 girls.

 

[ PACWEST PLACE ]

HPU wins Tournament of Champions

Courtney Kessell pitched 6 2/3 inning and scattered seven hits to lead Hawaii Pacific to a 5-3 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills in the final of the 19-team Cal State Stanislaus Tournament of Champions yesterday at Turlock, Calif.

Tajia Acierto had a two-run single for the Sea Warriors (33-8) and teammate Kozy Toriano belted a two-run homer in the sixth.

Sherise Musquiz struck out the final batter in relief and earned the save.

“;The girls are just elated right now,”; HPU coach Bryan Nakasone said. “;We've been coming to this tournament for many years now, and this is the first time we've won it. I couldn't be happier for the coaching staff and players. We've always felt we were one of the best teams in the region, and now we've proven it.”;

CS Dominguez Hills dropped to 30-14.

Hawaii Pacific also beat Western Oregon 6-4 and Cal State Monterey Bay 8-4 yesterday on the way to the final.

Also yesterday at the Tournament of Champions, Hawaii Pacific defeated Chaminade 9-5 to move to the Bronze Bracket final, where the Vulcans lost to UC San Diego 10-2.

Musquiz and teammate Krystal Plunkett were picked to the all-tournament team along with Hawaii-Hilo's Lauren Holmes.