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The University of Hawaii mens volleyball team remains in seventh place in this weeks coaches poll, which was released yesterday.
The Rainbows (6-2) drew 146 points in the balloting with No. 1 Stanford (6-0) getting all 16 first-place votes and 240 points.
UCLA (5-3) is ranked second followed by Long Beach State, Brigham Young, Pepperdine and UC-Santa Barbara, which split its series last week with Hawaii.
Hawaii plays host to 13th-ranked Cal State-Northridge (3-6) Thursday and Saturday nights at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Wahine sweep in softball
Felicity Witt and Desiree Duran pitched shutouts as Hawaii swept Stetson, 4-0 and 5-0, yesterday in Deland, Fla.
The Wahine improved to 5-1. They will conclude their Florida road trip with a doubleheader today at Bethune-Cookman before returning for their home opener Feb. 15
In the first game, Witt (3-0) spaced two hits and five walks, while striking out eight. She was backed by Stacie Hiranos 2-for-4 batting.
In the second game, Duran (2-0) allowed four hits and two walks, while striking out 10. Kate Judd batted 3-for-4 with a run and RBI, and Hirano went 2-for-4 again.
Also yesterday, Witt was named Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and fellow Wahine freshman April Crowell was chosen Player of the Week.
Witt, a right-hander from New South Wales, Australia, posted victories against Tennessee and Florida Atlantic. In 10 innings, she allowed one hit, three walks and struck out 14, while allowing no runs. She shut out Tennessee with 11 strikeouts and pitched three scoreless innings of relief against Florida Atlantic.
Crowell, a third base-man/designated player out of Roosevelt High School, batted .455 (5-for-11) in helping the Wahine to a 3-1 record and a second-place finish at the South Florida Tournament. She also scored two runs and doubled and homered.
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