San Diego rallies past HPU in five games
Bonnie Wilson pounded a match-high 27 kills as second-ranked UC San Diego rallied to defeat 14th-ranked Hawai'i Pacific, 30-24, 24-30, 22-30, 30-28, 16-14, in a non-conference women's volleyball match last night at St. Andrews Priory.
HPU's Nadica Karleusa and Flavia Brakling each recorded 21 kills, while Barbara Martin added 16 kills and Paula Nascimento 14.
In the fifth game, the Sea Warriors led 12-10, but the Tritons rallied to score the next three points.
After Brakling's kill tied the game at 13, the Tritons went ahead 14-13 on Kendra Canape's kill. HPU responded with Martin's kill, but the Tritons scored the final two points on Wilson's dink and Lindsay Crandell's kill.
HPU's Vera Oliveira recorded a match-high 62 assists.
The Tritons improved to 4-0, while the Sea Warriors dropped to 5-2.
Chaminade splits two matches: Second-ranked UC San Diego defeated Chaminade, 30-26, 30-25, 22-30, 30-19, in a non-conference match at McCabe Gym yesterday afternoon.
Kahala Kabalis and Valasi Sepulona combined for 35 kills and Patti Hardimon had 16 kills.
In the second match, Sepulona downed 16 kills to lead Chaminade past St. Mary's (Texas), 30-22, 30-27, 30-24.
Kabalis and Hardimon added 14 and 11 kills, respectively, for the Silverswords (4-4). St. Mary's fell to 1-5.
Hawai'i-Hilo defeats Northwest Nazarene again: Sara Pilgreen pounded a match-high 16 kills, Tiffanie Ollison added 15, and Emily Hutchinson had 14 as Hawai'i-Hilo swept Northwest Nazarene (Idaho), 30-22, 30-22, 30-24, in the Western Oregon Invitational yesterday at Monmouth, Ore.
The Vulcans defeated the Crusaders (1-4) in the opening match of the Hawaiian Style Classic a week ago.Ê
In the second match, Western Oregon rallied in the final two games to beat UH-Hilo, 30-26, 26-30, 22-30, 30-23, 15-13.
Pilgreen tallied a match-high 26 kills and Ollison added 20 and Christina Cooley 10 for the Vulcans (2-4).
In the fifth game, UH-Hilo closed to within 14-13 on a kill by Ollison, but the Wolves' Talia Sanderson pounded her 14th kill to end the match. Samantha Krier led Western Oregon (3-3) with 21 kills.
UH women's soccer team wins first road match: Natasha Kai and Sasha Araya-Schraner each scored one goal as Hawai'i defeated Cal State Northridge, 2-0, in a non-conference women's soccer match yesterday at Northridge, Calif.
Hawai'i won its second match in a row and its first on the road to improve to 2-1. The Matadors dropped to 0-2.
Kai, the reigning Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, gave Hawai'i a 1-0 lead when she scored an unassisted goal from 12 yards in the 73rd minute.
Ten minutes later, Araya-Schraner scored from 10 yards on assists from Robyn deHay and Kai.
Goalies Mahie Atay and Erin Chow combined for Hawai'i's second shutout of the season. Atay played 86 minutes and made four saves, while Chow made one save.
The match featured four yellow cards, including three by Northridge.
Hawai'i plays at Long Beach State tomorrow and at UC Riverside on Monday before returning home on Tuesday.