Western New Mexico stuns BYU-Hawai'i
Fortunately for Brigham Young-Hawai'i and Chaminade, their women's volleyball matches last night did not count in the Pacific West Conference standings.
PacWest doormat Western New Mexico stunned fourth-ranked BYUH, 30-27, 30-28, 20-30, 18-30, 15-12, in Silver City, N.M., and Montana State-Billings swept Chaminade, 30-26, 30-20, 34-32, in Billings, Mont.
Kimberly Tano, who is from Kane'ohe, had 20 kills and 13 digs for Western New Mexico, which improved to 15-11 while remaining 0-7 in the PacWest.
Malia Kalui, who is from Hau'ula, added 27 assists and 16 digs for the Lady Mustangs.
Chun Yi Lin had 27 kills and Yu Chuan Weng added 23 for BYUH, which fell to 17-2 but remained atop the PacWest standings with a 6-1 record.
The Seasiders amassed a school-record 146 digs, with Weng contributing a BYUH-record 33 and Leiau Meatoga chipping in with 27.
Karissa Garretsen had 20 kills to help Montana State (7-13, 2-5) upset Chaminade.
Kahala Kabalis had 17 kills and eight digs, and Valasi Sepulona added eight kills and 20 digs for the Silverswords (14-4, 6-2).
Meanwhile, Minnesota-Duluth was ranked No. 1 in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 released yesterday.
While BYUH remained No. 4, Hawai'i Pacific slipped to No. 26.
Rainbows last: The University of Hawai'i men's team finished last at the 17-team Barona Collegiate Cup yesterday in Lakeside, Calif.
The Rainbows shot a three-day total of 894.
San Diego State won with 846.
Ben Douglas was the top UH finisher with 72219, tying him for 39th place.
Peter Tomasulo of California and John Lepak of San Diego State shared medalist honors at 10-under-par 206.