Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wahine, Vulcans up in rankings

Both the Hawaii and Hawaii-Hilo volleyball teams continued to rise in their respective polls.

The Rainbow Wahine (15-2, 6-0 Western Athletic Conference) moved up a spot to No. 3 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25. Hawaii, winners of its last 11, is behind No. 1 Penn State (18-0) and No. 2 Texas (12-0), which handed the Rainbow Wahine one of their losses.

UH traded places with Washington (15-1), which dropped to fourth following Saturday's loss to Stanford.

Hawaii-Hilo (17-1, 7-1 PacWest) moved up to No. 19 in the Division II poll. Concordia-St. Paul (21-0) remains the unanimous No. 1.


UH golfers in 13th place

The Hawaii men's golf team remained in 13th place yesterday after carding a 321 in the second round of the Prestige at PGA West on the TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta, Calif., for a two-day total of 633 in the three-day event.

Defending champion TCU moved into first place with a total of 285 for a 36-hole score of 574. The Horned Frogs' Daniel Jennevret is the individual leader at 8-under 136.

Alex Chu led UH with a 76 to tie for 59th with a two-day total of 155.


Hawaii surfers move ahead

Hawaii surfers Kekoa Bacalso and Fred Patacchia won their second-round heats at the Billabong Pro Mundaka yesterday in Spain.

The third round of the ASP World Tour event will be held today, surf permitting.



BYUH beats Dominican in soccer

Chris McElwee and Collin Walch scored early goals to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii (4-6-1, 3-3-1) to a 2-1 victory over Dominican (5-6-1, 2-3-1) in men's soccer at San Rafael, Calif., yesterday.

» BYUH's women (8-2, 6-1) topped Dominican 1-0 on a Margaret Sekona goal.

» Michael Marrs, Keenan Ho, Brandon Salvador and Nick Ogata scored to lead Chaminade (2-7, 1-5) past Academy of Art 4-2 in soccer in San Francisco yesterday. The Urban Knights are 4-8-1 and 1-7.

» Carmela Doerr scored two goals to lead Academy of Art (1-10-2, 1-5-2) past Chaminade (0-9, 0-6) in women's soccer, 3-0.


Hilo golfers struggle in Washington

The Hawaii-Hilo women's golf team opened with a 355 in yesterday's opening round of the 16th annual Western Washington University Women's Golf Invitational, worst in the nine-team field.

The Vulcans trailed first-round leader British Columbia by 44 shots at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club in Bellingham, Wash.