Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Thursday, February 05, 2009

Spartans hand Wahine first loss

Fourth-ranked Hawaii blew a five-goal lead and lost in overtime 10-8 to No. 10 San Jose State in a water polo match in San Jose, Calif., yesterday.

It was the first loss of the season for the Rainbow Wahine (4-1), who held a 7-2 lead at the end of the third period.

Senior Kelly Mason led Hawaii with four goals.


Estrada in lead after first day

Hawaii-Hilo junior Rodolfo Estrada, competing as an unattached individual, leads the pack after firing a 6-under 66 yesterday in the opening round of the Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate golf tournament at the Mauna Lani North Golf Course on the Big Island.

Hawaii-Hilo's Christopher Armanini sits in ninth place after shooting a 2-under 70 in the 17-team tournament that includes Hawaii and defending champion Stanford.

Washington leads the team competition at 7-under 281. The Vulcans are in 11th place after shooting a 12-over 300. Hawaii sits in last at 26-over 314.

Play resumes today.


Cougars top Silverswords in baseball

Azusa Pacific scored six runs on seven hits in a six-run third inning to beat Chaminade 9-5 in a college baseball game yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.

Erika Marmolejo went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and four RBIs to lead the Cougars (1-0).

The Silverswords are 0-1.

» Biola topped Hawaii-Hilo 10-5 in a college baseball game yesterday in Hilo.

Eagles second baseman Hawkins Gebbers went 4-for-4 with a home run, and Charlie Gausepohl scattered four hits over three innings to earn the win.

Senior first baseman Matt Haasenritter led the Vulcans, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was called due to rain.

» The Hawaii Pacific baseball team got two first-place votes by league coaches and was selected yesterday as the preseason favorite to win the inaugural Pacific West Conference championship.

Dixie State was picked to finish second, with Hawaii-Hilo predicted to finish third.

Dixie State senior Jimmy Dever was chosen as preseason player of the year.


Azusa routs Chaminade in softball

Azusa Pacific trounced Chaminade 13-1 in women's softball yesterday. The Cougars' Natalie Mickelson slammed two homers and drove in seven runs to lead the way.


Seasiders remain at top in region

Brigham Young-Hawaii held on to the top spot in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball West Region poll released yesterday.

The Seasiders (15-1, 9-0) are off to their best start in school history and face Grand Canyon today in a PacWest Conference matchup in Laie.