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Star-Bulletin Sports

Thursday, March 9, 2000

R A I N B O W _ V O L L E Y B A L L

Playbook vs.
Pepperdine Waves

By Cindy Luis


Bullet First serve: Tomorrow and Friday, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center.

Bullet Coaches: Hawaii: Mike Wilton, 8th season (147-67). Pepperdine, Jeff Stork (1st season) Interim while Marv Dunphy is assisting U.S. national team.

Bullet Season: No. 5 UH (9-5, 5-4 MPSF). No. 1 Pepperdine (12-1, 10-1).

Bullet Series record: The Waves lead the series, 23-14. Pepperdine has won the last five matches, dating back to 1997, and 11 of the last 12. The last UH victory was in straight sets in 1996 in Honolulu.

Bullet Probable starters: UH, Stefan Krejci (6-2 Fr. S 17.78 apg, 1.75 dpg, 1.24 bpg), Brenton Davis (6-5 Jr. MB, 2.42 kpg, .345, 10 aces, 1.83 bpg), Clay Stanley (6-9 Jr. OH, 5.98 kpg, .250, 28 aces, 1.75 dpg), Torry Tukuafu (6-5 Jr. MB, 2.85 kpg, .437, 16 aces, 1.15 bpg), Russell Lockwood (6-0 Sr. LE 2.83 dpg, Tony Ching (6-2 Fr. OH, 2.11 kpg, 1.00 dpg). Pepperdine, Kurt Nelson (6-4 Sr. S 18.75 apg), Scott Wong (6-5 Jr. OH, 5.12 kpg, .532, 35 aces), Andre Breuer (6-9 Sr. OH, 5.88, .311), Brad Keenan (6-8 Fr. MB, 1.48 bpg), Keith Barnett (6-3 Jr. OH, 20 aces), Erik Koenig (6-3 Sr. LE 2.29 dpg).

Bullet Interesting facts: Breuer played for UH for two seasons prior to transferring to play as a graduate student ... Wong is a Punahou graduate.

Bullet Injury report: Freshman hitter Costas Theocharidis will miss the series after being admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain. He could be released as early as today. Theocharidis leads the Rainbows in kills, averaging 6.12 kpg ... Freshman hitter Eyal Zimet, slowed by back problems, is doubtful ... Krejci sprained an ankle during the second match last week at Southern Cal but said he will play this weekend.

Bullet On the air: Both matches on KFVE TV Channel 5. No radio.

Bullet Tickets: $5-$9.

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Ka Leo O Hawaii

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