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POSTED: Monday, May 11, 2009

HAWAII BEAT

Punahou goes for more

Fresh off winning six state championships on Saturday, Punahou is the top seed in this week's boys volleyball state tournament.

Fellow ILH school Hawaii Baptist has the top seed in the Division II bracket.

One thing for sure is Punahou won't win the state softball title — the Buffanblu did not qualify for this week's tournament.

'Iolani holds the top seed in the Division I competition. Kauai is in the top spot in Division II.

The softball tournament begins tomorrow with volleyball play opening on Wednesday.

Wahine fourth at NCAAs again

Hawaii matched its ranking, its seed and the number of goals scored by Saara Majuri yesterday after finishing fourth at the NCAA women's water polo national championship in College Park, Md.

No. 2 Stanford defeated Hawaii 14-11 in the third-place game at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium. The Rainbow Wahine (19-10) have finished fourth in all three of their NCAA championship appearances.

“;Anytime you make it to the NCAA championship, you have to be proud of the team,”; Hawaii coach Michel Roy said.

“;We got some great efforts, but we needed to be a little bit luckier on shooting and scoring goals.”;

Carmen Eggens had two goals and Lisa van Raalte scored the first of her three in the first period as Hawaii trailed 4-3. Majuri and van Raalte scored, but the Cardinal continued to pull away to a 7-5 lead at halftime.

Majuri and van Raalte both scored to open the third quarter and cut the lead to 8-7. Stanford answered with four consecutive goals to put the game out of reach.

Kai scores first WPS goal

Kahuku and UH alumna Natasha Kai scored her first goal in Women's Professional Soccer play yesterday as her Sky Blue FC beat the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 to improve to 1-2-2.

Kai's goal came from 5 yards out in the 79th minute.

Dolans compete at World Cup

Brothers Patrick and Ryan Dolan competed for the U.S. at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup that concluded yesterday in Racice, Czech Republic.

Ryan Dolan (Maryknoll '08) teamed with Tim Hornsby to finish fifth in the B final of the K-2 500-meter event. The pair was timed in 1 minute, 32.271 seconds, less than 2 seconds behind the winning Russian crew.

Patrick Dolan (Maryknoll '06) was 17th in the K-1 5,000-meters, crossing the finish line in 19:42.9. Aleh Yurenia of Belarus won in 18:09.0.

The Dolans were named to the U.S. sprint team following last month's trials.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

1-3
The Los Angeles Dodgers' record since left fielder Manny Ramirez was suspended for testing positive for a banned drug, including yesterday's 7-5 loss to San Francisco in 13 innings.

2
Basketballs the space shuttle Atlantis will carry when leaving today on a repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. One belongs to the Harlem Globetrotters. The other was used in a 1909 Big Ten victory over Indiana by Chicago, whose star forward was Edwin Hubble, the telescope's namesake.

3
Fourth-place finishes by the Hawaii women's water polo team in three appearances in the NCAA championship.

17
Hits the Arizona Diamondbacks had — a season high — in giving new manager A.J. Hinch his first win. Arizona was 0-2 under Hinch before beating the Washington Nationals 10-8 yesterday.

20
Goals scored in a 25-game postseason span by Detroit's John Franzen, the most in the NHL playoffs in 10 years. Franzen scored once in the Red Wings' 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks yesterday.

PACWEST PLACE

HPU falls in softball regional

One out away from forcing a deciding winner-take-all game, Hawaii Pacific couldn't hang on.

Dixie State scored three runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to edge the Sea Warriors 3-2 in the championship game of the NCAA Division II West 2 Regional at St. George, Utah. The Red Storm (39-10), in just their third year of NCAA status, will host the Super-8 Regional this week against Cal State Stanislaus.

Had the Sea Warriors been able to win twice yesterday in the double-elimination tournament, the regional would have been back in Hawaii.

HPU, the PacWest champion, finished the season 41-12.

“;It was a tough loss,”; Sea Warriors coach Bryan Nakasone said. “;With two outs in the seventh and a two-run lead ... I thought we had them. But as the saying goes, it ain't over 'til it's over.”;

The Sea Warriors picked up single runs in the fourth and sixth. Kozy Toriano scored on a throwing error to give HPU a 1-0 lead and Ciera Senas' RBI single appeared to give the Sea Warriors an insurance run.

It wasn't enough. With the bases load and two down, Ashley McFarland tripled to center on a 2-1 pitch from Courtney Kessell to give the Red Storm the lead.

The Sea Warriors had the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh with one out but failed to score. Dixie State reliever Lauren Folta came in, getting Tajia Acierto to fly out to left and Laine Shikuma to line out to Folta.