Michelle Wong scored five goals, leading the unbeaten Hawaii women's water polo team to an 11-8 victory over Long Beach State yesterday in the UC San Diego Arena Invitational tournament.
Wahine win water
Lisa De Rossi had three goals, Katie Hill two and Karin Umemura one for the Wahine (5-0). The 49ers (1-2) were led by Nadine Akers with three scores.
SOFTBALL SPLIT FOR UH: Kelly Gentle blanked Ohio State, 3-0, and Janelle Gonzales lost a 1-0 duel with two Baylor pitchers as the Hawaii Wahine settled for a split of their Paradise Softball Classic games yesterday at the UH softball stadium.
Gentle held the Buckeyes to three singles to win her first decision of the season. Tyree Woodruff stroked three singles and Jennifer Tandarich had a pair of doubles for the Wahine.
Gonzales (0-1) was outpitched by Baylor's Carrie Arn and Stacey Allison, who combined on a five-hitter. Lynn Hill drove in the game's only run with a fourth-inning single.
FORRESTER, GEORGIA TECH LEAD: Carlton Forrester shot a 75 in swirling, 30-40 mph winds at Waikoloa yesterday for a 36-hole total of 139 to top the individual standings and trigger Georgia Tech to a 16-stroke lead in the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate golf tournament.
The Yellow Jackets had a 580 aggregate after two rounds. Washington was second at 596. Hawaii had a 613 total and host Hawaii-Hilo was at 620 in the 23-team field.
Van Wright (71--153) and Bret Parker (79--153) led the Rainbows and Branden Aoki (74--153) paced the Vulcans.
SEA WARRIORS WIN AGAIN: The Hawaii Pacific baseball team scored 11 runs in the final three innings to overcome Cal State-Stanislaus, 13-8, yesterday at Turlock, Calif.
The Sea Warriors trailed, 8-2, until Deric Yanagisawa led off the seventh with a solo home run and sparked a six-run inning to tie the game.
Gabe Gerhardt homered to lead off the eighth and the Sea Warriors tacked on three more runs.
Eric Bentley pitched the final three innings to get the win.
Hawaii Pacific (11-4) and Cal State-Stanislaus (0-2) square off again tomorrow.
PUNAHOU DIVISION II CHAMP: Punahou, led by seniors Brett Church, Tim Patykula and Lucas Rigg, won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II boys' basketball championship last week.
The Buffanblu, coached by Gary Pacarro, finished the season at 10-3.
Other members of the team are David Estermann, Jason Hino, Timothy Au, Gregory Wong, Derek Lee, Matthew Sumida, Jonathan Chock, Matt Nagatori, Brent Pearson, Constantine Tujios, Erik Donle and Brandon Song.
Pacarro is assisted by James Kealoha and Clarence Pacarro.
TITLE FIGHT FOR ALEXANDER: Hawaii boxer Eric Alexander will meet former WBA and WBC champion Roger Mayweather for the vacant NABF welterweight championship on March 19 in Baton Rouge, La., Alexander's manager, Leon Panoncillo announced last night.
Alexander, who trains at the Kakaako Boxing Club, is coming off an impressive victory over Doug Gray in St. Louis. He has a 16-7 record with 12 knockouts.
Mayweather is 57-13 lifetime with 36 knockouts.