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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 29, 2002

UH sinks UC Irvine in water polo

Advertiser Staff

Chelsea Garner-Prohs scored five goals as ninth-ranked Hawai'i rallied from a 3-2 first-period deficit to defeat UC Irvine, 11-5, last night in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

Garner-Prohs scored three goals in the third period when Hawai'i opened up a 7-4 lead.

Christa Tackaberry had seven saves for UH (8-8, 3-4 MPSF). UC Irvine fell to 6-13 and 1-4.


Tomori tied for second: Hilo's Christel Tomori shot a 3-under-par 69 for a 142 total and was tied for second after two rounds of the Florida Hospital Futures Golf Classic at Sebring, Fla.

Michele Fuller, of Jupiter, Fla., shot her second consecutive 70 and hold a two-stroke lead after 36 holes at the Sun 'N Lake Golf and Country Club course.

Tied with Tomori at 142 are Kalen Anderson (69) and Yvonne Cox (72).


Two from Hawai'i advance: Hawai'i surfers Kalani Robb and Andy Irons won their first-round heats of the Rip Curl Pro in 3- to 5-foot waves at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia, yesterday.

Irons, who is from Kaua'i, recorded the top scores of the day with a three-wave total of 21.7 (out of 30). Robb, who resides on O'ahu's North Shore, had a three-wave total of 18.85 to easily win his heat. Both advanced directly to the third round.

Two other Hawai'i surfers, Sunny Garcia and Shane Dorian, have yet to complete their first-round heats.

The Rip Curl Pro is the second event on the 2002 World Championship Tour.

Kaua'i surfer gets fifth: Jesse Merle-Jones of Kaua'i tied for fifth place in the Billabong Pro Panama yesterday in 3- to 4-foot waves at Santa Catalina, Panama.

Merle-Jones was eliminated in the semifinals, and earned $1,000.

Mike Hoisington of South Carolina won the event and $4,000.

The contest was part of surfing's World Qualifying Series.


UH-Hilo splits with Rollins: Kayla Kahuli allowed two hits, striking out one and walking two, to lead the Hawai'i-Hilo to a 2-0 victory over Rollins College yesterday in the first game of a doubleheader at Winter Park, Fla.

Rollins College came back to win the nightcap, 2-1.