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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, March 2, 2000

No. 6 Wahine host
water polo tourney

The University of Hawaii women's water polo team, ranked sixth in the latest USWPA Top 20 poll, plays host to No. 2 Stanford, No. 8 San Jose State and No. 14 Michigan in the third annual Victor Aloha Classic this weekend at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

The Wahine (8-4) play San Jose State (8-6) at 10 a.m. and Michigan (13-0) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and take on Stanford (8-3) at 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

The UH-San Jose State and UH-Stanford matches count in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship chase. The Wahine are fourth in the MPSF with a 1-2 league record.

In the national rankings, California (9-2) is No. 1, followed by Stanford, UCLA (11-2), USC (11-3), UC Davis (7-7) and Hawaii.

QB Club cites Viloria, Ing

Boxer Brian Viloria and softball pitcher Mitzi Ing are the Honolulu Quarterback Club's Sportspersons of the Month for February.

Viloria, of Waipahu, won the 106-pound spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team Feb. 24 in Mashantucket, Conn.

Ing, an Iolani senior, pitched a perfect game as the Raiders beat Mililani, 1-0, in the final of the Chevron State Softball Championships on Feb. 5 at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Viloria and Ing will be honored at the Quarterback Club's weekly meeting at the Pagoda Hotel on Monday.

Wahine golfers head east

The UH Wahine golf squad will travel to San Jose to compete in the Spartan Invitational next week.

The March 6-8 tournament will feature four top-20 teams, including fourth-ranked Arizona State.

The Wahine are coming off a disappointing 18th-place finish at the Arizona Invitational Feb. 23.

Melissa Shintani played the best golf for UH, finishing 65th with a 230.

UH in California regatta

The UH coed sailing team will sail in the Stanford Team Race Intersectional this weekend in Redwood City, Calif.

Stanford will host the regatta.

The UH coed team hasn't raced since winning the Rainbow Invitational in January.

Juniata honor to Schneider

Alissa Schneider, a former Mililani High School swimmer, was named Juniata College's female Athlete of the Month for February.

For the month, she finished first eight times and six of the finishes were in individual events. For the season, Schneider led the Eagles with 33 first place finishes and 49 top-five results.

Schneider became the first swimmer in the history of the women's program at Juniata to place first in an individual event at the MAC champion-ships. She swam her way to victory in the 400-yard individual medley with a school record time of 4:50.26.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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