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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

By Pierre Tostee, Special to the Star Bulletin
Neridah Falconer of Australia captured the Billabong
Girls Pro surf contest at Honolua Bay on Maui.

Falconer wins contest,
Beachley earns world title

Star-Bulletin staff

HONOLUA BAY, Maui -- Australia's Layne Beachley clinched her third consecutive Association of Surfing Professionals world title during the Billabong Girls tournament yesterday.

The 28-year-old held off closest tour rival Megan Abubo of Hawaii, who finished equal ninth in the Billabong Girls event, to gain an unbeatable advantage.

Neridah Falconer, another surfer from Australia, earned the Billabong Girls contest title.

Garcia wins Xcel heat

Association of Surfing Professionals world champion Sunny Garcia of Hawaii won his heat yesterday in the Rusty/Xcel Pro at Sunset Beach in 8-10 foot conditions.

Hawaii's Pancho Sullivan, the 1998 champion, also advanced.

Hawaii surfers Michael Ho, Bruce Irons and Braden Dias came up short in their first round heats.

Yellowjackets beat BYUH

Montana State-Billings scored unassisted goals in each half to defeat host Brigham Young University-Hawaii, 2-0, yesterday in a Pacific West Conference men's soccer match.

Adnan Smajlovic scored the Yellowjackets' first goal 13 minutes into the match.

Mike Gallegos broke down the middle in the 72nd minute to score the final goal.

The Seasiders, who outshot MSB, 24-7, finished the season at 2-12-1.

"We got careless in the back when things were looking good for us and those unfortunate breakdowns cost us the game," BYUH head coach Bob Barry said.

HPU hops past Humboldt

The Hawaii Pacific University men's soccer team defeated visiting Humboldt State, 2-0, yesterday to claim a share of the Pacific West Conference title.

The Sea Warriors (11-2-1) finished tied with Seattle Pacific and Seattle University atop the PWC with 6-1 records.

However, HPU did not get an NCAA Division II Regional berth.

The shutout was HPU's 10th in 14 matches.

Leo MacKnight and Elie Sauma scored for the Sea Warriors.

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

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