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Wednesday, February 9, 2000

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Road win for Rainbows

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From staff and wire reports


LOS ANGELES - Hawaii might be past the biggest bump on its first road trip of the season, but the last two legs don't figure to be any easier on the Rainbows' ears.

"I thought it was a good effort," coach Mike Wilton said after seventh-ranked UH's 15-10, 15-6, 15-12 sweep of No. 8 Loyola Marymount last night. "We did what we had to do.

"But there were moments when the crowd got to some of our guys. That's not good, because the next two stops (at Cal State Northridge tonight and No. 12 UC Santa Barbara Friday) are going to be worse in terms of crowd intimidation.

"With some of these fans, it's just 'Let's yell at the other team and get them off their game.' They're class-free - as in no class."

"We've got five new guys who've never experienced that kind of stuff. Today, some fans yelled something at one of our guys and he turned around and yelled back at them. That's like pouring gasoline on a fire. You've got to just ignore it."

Not to be bothered were Clay Stanley, Costas Theocharidis. Torry Tukuafu and Brenton Davis, who combined for 61 of Hawaii's 68 kills, Theocharidis leading the way with 18 .

The 'Bows are 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

Reid Priddy led Loyola Marymount (2-2,1-2) with 15 kills.
Ka Leo O Hawaii

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