Hawaii Beat
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Hittle's practice time increases

Sophomore outside hitter Tara Hittle increased her practice participation with the Hawaii women's volleyball team yesterday and junior hitter Sarah Mason will wait on results from X-rays taken last night.

Both Wahine players suffered grade-2 ankle sprains, Hittle on Aug. 12 and Mason during last Friday's season-opening match against top-ranked Nebraska. Mason's X-rays were to determine whether she also had a fracture; she is likely out for two weeks.

Hittle said she hoped she'd be available for this week's 18th Hawaiian Airlines Classic, which also features No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Southern California and Western Michigan.

Kai is player of the week in WAC soccer

Hawaii striker Natasha Kai was named the Western Athletic Conference women's soccer Offensive Player of the Week yesterday.

Kai scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner in a 2-1 season-opening OT win over George Mason. The goal was her 58th in 58 career matches.

Jones takes silver in figure skating showcase

Honolulu's Jennifer Jones won a silver medal in duets with Nick Hart of Dallas and a bronze in singles at the U.S. Showcase National Figure Skating Championships held. Aug. 11-13 in Valencia, Calif.

Jones competed despite suffering a cracked rib a week earlier. After the competition, X-rays showed Jones had two broken ribs.

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

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