Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, October 13, 2001

UH off to first 1-0 WAC start

The Hawaii Wahine soccer team began Western Athletic Conference competition yesterday with a victory for the first time since joining the conference in 1996.

Seniors Jennifer Starsiak and Carmel Hurley scored first-half goals as the Wahine (4-5) defeated host Tulsa, 2-1, their first victory in Oklahoma.

Starsiak caught up with a through ball from senior Veronica Flores and chipped it beyond the reach of Tulsa keeper Abby Fahrig into the left corner at the 10:24 mark.

"I was behind the defense, one of their players kept me onside, when the pass came. I had to touch it quick because the goalkeeper was coming out, but she had a bad angle," Starsiak said.

Hurley capped a 50-yard dash with a powerful right-footed shot past Fahrig at 27:50 for her first career goal.

Later, Flores got off a "beautiful header" according to UH coach Pinsoom Tenzing, but it hit the crossbar and the Wahine settled for a 2-0 halftime lead.

However, bad news came during the intermission. Midfielders Tiffany Makue and Tia Mederios told Tenzing they couldn't play the second half because they thought they had food poisoning.

"They both ate the same shrimp meal (for lunch) and their symptoms were alike," Tenzing said.

The Golden Hurricane (6-5-2, 1-2-0) scored its goal in the 69th minute when Holly Lorman beat UH goalkeeper Jennifer Churchill one-on-one. Churchill was forcedto make six saves on Tulsa's 21 shots.

"We still are giving away goals. We got caught very flat 5 yards beyond the center line and their girl just ran through," Tenzing said.

"We had played exceedingly well up to the 60th minute. Then we gave them a gift and couldn't sustain the quality of our play after that."

BYU-Hawaii sweeps Hawaii Pacific in 3

Ashley Moeai buried 16 kills and Nia Tuatele was outset 40-29 by Kaala Lo as Brigham Young-Hawaii swept Hawaii Pacific 30-24, 30-24, 30-25 last night for the first time since 1999. It was also HPU's first loss at home since 1999, also against BYUH.

"Our total game broke down," HPU coach Tita Ahuna said. "When we did make brilliant plays we weren't able to sustain it."

The Seasiders more than doubled Sea Warrior's hitting percentage, outdug them 59-41, and outblocked them 14-10.

"I thought HPU was emotionally and physically down after their loss Saturday (at Hilo)," BYUH coach Wilfred Navalta said. "We executed our game plan and it worked. But we still have to play them two more times."

HPU is 14-2 overall and 8-2 in league play. BYUH is 8-5 and 4-4.

Wallace headline act at Monday QB Club

Hawaii head basketball coach Riley Wallace joins Warrior assistant football coaches Vantz Singletary and Dan Morrison at this Monday's Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda International ballroom.

Also speaking is Chaminade women's volleyball coach Glennie Adams. She is the sportsperson of the month. The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at noon.

Yacht club celebrating centennial this week

The Hawaii Yacht Club, which was founded Oct. 11, 1901, is marking its centennial this week and will continue to celebrate its centennial year until Oct. 11, 2002.

A dinner will be held tonight to mark the celebration. A sellout crowd of 650 is expected to attend. The Ala Wai club is the first stop for yacthsmen and women sailing great distances, including those racing in the biennial Transpac race and the Kenwood and Asahi cups, and a welcome center of hospitality for competitors in regattas and fishing tournaments.

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