Chaminade loses in regional
Fourth-seeded UC San Diego eliminated fifth-seeded Chaminade, 30-19, 30-23, 30-17, last night in the opening round of the Pacific Regional of the NCAA II National Championship Tournament in San Bernardino, Calif.
Sisters Bonnie and Jennie Wilson combined for 22 kills and 17 digs to lead the Tritons (26-4) over the Silverswords (15-8), who were making their first regional appearance in front of a crowd of 283 at Coussoulis Arena.
Chaminade's Kahala Kabalis had 10 kills and 13 digs, libero Kiale Araujo had 18 digs and Janeen Waialae had 21 assists.
In today's semifinals, second-seeded Brigham Young-Hawai'i (22-2) will play sixth-seed Cal State Los Angeles (20-10), which upset third-seed Western Washington (23-3) yesterday, 30-18, 23-30, 28-30, 34-32, 15-12, to advance. Today's match is at 3 p.m. Hawai'i time.
BYUH, the Pacific West Conference champion and No. 2 seed, earned an opening-round bye. BYUH beat Cal State Los Angeles in five games earlier this season.
In the other semifinal, host and top-seed Cal State San Bernardino (28-2) faces UC San Diego.