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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Stanford water polo team routs UH, 10-3

Advertiser Staff

Top-ranked Stanford scored four goals in the first period and went on to trounce visiting Hawai'i, 10-3, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Stanford improved to 16-0 overall and 5-0 in the federation. The sixth-ranked Wahine, who beat Santa Cruz earlier in the day, fell to 14-5 and 1-4. Details of the Santa Cruz match were not reported.

Julie Gardner scored four goals and Ellen Estes two for the Cardinal.

Christi Bardecki had two goals for Hawai'i.

Stanford scored five goals on power-play opportunities, three of which came in the first half. Estes gave the Cardinal a 1-0 lead at 5:34 of the first quarter on a 6-on-5 drive. Margie Dingeldein, Gardner and Hilary Gallogly also scored in the opening period.


Kern carries USA: A spectacular goal by Sean Kern of Honolulu ignited USA to an 11-2 victory over Argentina yesterday at the FINA World Championship Qualification tournament in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Kern, who is 6 feet 6, soared high over the Argentine defense to retrieve a pass that was almost six feet over the water and slammed the ball into the cage for the only goal of the first period.

Wolf Wigo scored four goals and Tony Azevedo three as USA improved to 2-0.

Kern drew fouls repeatedly in the second half and USA shut out Argentina. USA plays Brazil in the round-robin event today.

Kern, a 1997 Punahou graduate from Manoa, was NCAA Player of the Year on national championship teams at UCLA the last two years and played in the Olympic Games in Sydney last September.


Kalani triumphs: Bryce Sumida pitched a two-hitter as Kalani beat Kalaheo, 4-1, in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division game yesterday at Kahala Field.

Brandon Ishii's two-run double capped Kalani's three-run, third-inning rally.

Kalaheo (0-1) 010 000 0—1 2 2
Kalani (1-1) 103 000 X—4 4 2

C. Woods and M. Garcia. Bryce Sumida and Sean Kaku. WP—Sumida. LP—Woods.

Leading hitters: Kalani—Brandon Ishii double, 2 RBIs.

• Kahale did it: Shannon Kahale pitched a three-hitter to lead Kamehameha past Pac-Five, 7-3, on Saturday. A wrong name was published in Sunday's Advertiser.