Hilo hands HPU second
HILO >> Hawaii Hilo gave Hawaii Pacific its second Pacific West Conference loss last night, winning 25-30, 30-27, 30-26, 30-26 before 150 people.
The Sea Warriors, who fell to 9-6 overall and 4-2 in the PacWest, are ranked 25th in Division II and ninth in the West Region poll. The Vulcans (7-12, 3-4) are unranked.
Tiffanie Ollison (16), Emily Hutchinson (16), Cheriesse Shiroma (14) and Heidi Fabritz (12) had double-digit kills for Hilo, but Hawaii Pacific's Susy Garbelotti had a match-high 23 kills.
The Vulcans got the win despite leading hitter Sara Pilgreen being relegated to the libero role due to injury.
Hilo had a .253 kill percentage, compared to the Sea Warriors' .213. HPU hit .083 in the fourth game.
Hilo setter Megan Denman had a match-high 51 assists, and chipped in five block assists.
The teams play again tonight at 7:15 at Hilo. It will be the final home game of the season for the Vulcans.
Seasiders win on the road: At Billings, Mont., No. 4 Brigham Young-Hawaii beat Montana State Billings 30-28, 30-27, 30-23 in a Pacific West Conference match last night.
Ashley Moeai had 15 kills for the Seasiders (15-1, 5-1) against the Yellowjackets (6-11, 2-4).
Silverswords wins again: At Silver City, N.M., Chaminade got past Western New Mexico 30-28, 19-30, 30-24, 30-17.
Kahala Kabalis led CU (12-3, 6-2) with 18 kills and 23 digs.
Hawaii divers qualify for NCAA meetHawaii's Mike Gowdy and Maggie Roberts qualified for the NCAA Zone diving meet last night at the Duke Kahanamoku Pool.
Hawaii faced Pacific in a swimming and diving meet. The Wahine beat Pacific 195-92, while the men lost 171-113.
Gowdy, a junior from Ontario, Canada, scored a 349.60 in 3-meter diving and a 330.075 from 1 meter to qualify for the zone meet, which will be held next March in Oklahoma City.
Roberts, a sophomore from Australia, posted scores of 301.15 (3-meter) and 273.45 (1-meter).
The Pacific men's and women's teams are the defending Big West champions.
Krejci and Hegdus reach tennis finalsCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas >> BYUH's Jan Krejci and Adrienne Hegedus made it to the finals of the Omni Hotels Small College National Tournament yesterday.
Krejci beat Southwest Baptist's Andras Bori 7-6 (6), 6-3 to meet Lynn's Marius Calugar in today's men's final.
Hegedus roared past Lynn's Kristina Triska 6-1, 6-1. Hegedus faces No. 1 seed Zsofia Golopencza in the final. Hegedus beat Golopencza last season.
In women's doubles, Hegedus and Amy Sun lost to top seed Ouchita Baptist in the semifinals before capturing third place.
Hegedus and Sun lost in heartbreaking fashion 9-8 to Victoria Domina and Brenda Magnetti. The Seasider pair had a triple break point at 40-0 with the match tied at 7 -- but couldn't win the game. Domina and Magnetti eventually won the tiebreaker 8-6 on their ninth match point.
Hegedus and Sun topped Rollins 8-6 for third place.
Krejci and Peter Madarassy also took third place, with an 8-6 win over Armstrong Atlantic State.