HPU keeps volleyball playoff hopes alive
Susy Garbelotti had 24 kills and Teisa Fotu added 11 to lift Hawai'i Pacific to a 30-24, 30-28, 30-21 Pacific West Conference volleyball victory over Montana State-Billings at Billings, Mont., last night.
Olivia Munro led Montana State with 10 kills.
The two teams play again in a non-conference match tonight.
Hawai'i Pacific is 13-8 overall, 6-3 in the Pacific West. Billings is 8-17 and 3-7.
The Sea Warriors and Chaminade are making a bid at one of four at-large berths to the NCAA Pacific Region Tournament. Chaminade has completed its regular season.
Brigham Young-Hawai'i won the conference championship and an automatic berth last week.
Hilo loses: Kimberly Tano, a St. Francis alum from Kane'ohe, had 16 kills to lead Western New Mexico to a 34-32, 30-27, 25-30, 29-31, 15-12 victory over the University of Hawai'i-Hilo in a PacWest match last night at Silver City, N.M.
Western New Mexico is 19-13 overall and 4-7 in the conference. Hilo finished last in the six-team PacWest at 3-8 and is 8-18 overall.
The two teams play a non-conference match tonight.
UH women 12th in Las Vegas: The University of Hawai'i women's golf team is 12th out of 15 teams after the first round of the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown at the Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev.
No golfer in the field made par on the wind-swept course.
Laura DuLucia and Rene Krause each shot a 9-over-par 81 and are tied for 40th to lead the Rainbow Wahine.
Margaret Gibby of BYU leads the field at 73, with Tina Mabanta of UNLV one shot back.
Host UNLV leads the field at 303, followed by New Mexico (306), and Pepperdine (307.) Hawai'i shot a 329 .
The second and final round will be held today.
Athletes selected for camp: Sixteen athletes from O'ahu and one from the Big Island were selected to participate in the week-long USA Luge screening camp next January at Lake Placid, N.Y.
They are among 100 participants, between the ages of 10 and 14, chosen after participating in Verizon-USA Luge Slider Search clinics held around the country, including in Honolulu in August.
Campers will take luge rides on an ice track and learn proper start techniques in an artificially refrigerated indoor facility.
Those who impress coaches the at camp will be named to the USA Luge Junior Development team for the 2003-04 season.
O'ahu participants: Amy Austin, Kristi Belshe, Brett Carter, Cameron Carter, Kyley Chong, Christian Di Lullo, Trey James George III, Dakota Haines, Rachel Kwak, Alec LaClair, Shandra Lee, Michael Richey, Robyn Totoki, Ryan Uyehara, Trevor Wold, Evan Woodall. Hawai'i participant: David Chang.