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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Theocharidis earns
national recognition

Costas Theocharidis won't celebrate his AVCA/Sports Import National Player of the Week honor with a gourmet meal - not yet, anyway.

The freshman outside hitter for the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team is still being careful about what he eats after spending three nights in a hospital last week with lower-intestine pain.

"He told us he's lost 14 pounds over the whole ordeal," Rainbows' assistant coach Tino Reyes said. "He thought he would hit the wall Saturday night."

What he ended up hitting was the Pepperdine Waves - very hard. The freshman from Greece launched a match-high 34 kills in UH's four-game loss to No. 1 Pepperdine on Friday, just hours after coming out of Moanalua Medical Center.

Then he came back Saturday and led the Rainbows over the Wave in four games with 20 kills and participation in eight blocks.

"We weren't surprised. We thought he'd win it after the Long Beach State weekend," said Reyes, referring to another UH victory over another then-No. 1 team. "This is overdue, I guess."

Hawaii hosts UCLA on Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Seasiders earn a split

The Brigham Young-Hawaii softball team scored three runs in the sixth inning to upset Texas Women's University, 3-2, in the second game of a doubleheader at the BYUH campus field.

TWU, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II South Central Region, won the opener, 3-1.

In the second game, the Seasiders (4-19) fell behind, 2-0, but rallied in the sixth. BYUH scored two runs on a single and an error to tie it at 2-2.

Designated hitter Lyza Halas then singled to left to drive in Michelle Gibson from third with the winning run.

HPU routs Occidental

The Hawaii Pacific University baseball team tied a school record with 21 hits in an 18-0 win over Occidental yesterday at Hans L'Orange Park.

The game was called after seven inning due to the 12-run rule.

Sea Warriors third baseball Ryan Blood extended his school-record hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the bottom of the second inning.

Eli Lloyd (4-0) picked up the win, scattering eight hits and striking out nine.

Hawaii golfers in Futures

Hawaii's Christal Tomori finished in a tie for 22nd Sunday at the Pacific Bell Classic, the SBC Futures Tour season opener, at Moreno Valley, Calif.

Tomori carded a 222, six strokes behind winner Melinda Daniels-Price of Jupiter, Fla.

Julie Miyagi, also of Hawaii, shot a 229.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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