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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Massachusetts' Higa earns soccer honor

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By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Massachusetts sophomore midfielder Richie Higa was named the Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week after scoring three goals in wins over Dayton and Xavier last weekend.


Higa, a 2003 graduate of Mid-Pacific from Hawai'i Kai, scored the second goal of the game against Dayton, putting UMass up 2-0 in an eventual 3-2 overtime victory, and scored the opening goal and game-tying goal with 16 seconds remaining in regulation against Xavier. UMass won, 4-3, in two overtimes.

Higa has four goals and one assist for nine points, ranking third on the team.

More Men's Soccer

• Penn State senior defender Kenji Treschuk (Moanalua '00 of Honolulu) scored on a header in the 51st minute to lead the No. 20 Nittany Lions past No. 21 Maryland, 4-1, Oct. 14.

• Whitworth freshman Kenshiro Uki (Pearl City '04) scored a goal in double overtime, with under three minutes remaining, to give the Pirates a 2-1 double overtime victory over Pacific Saturday.

Uki connected in the 109th minute, taking a breakaway feed on the left side and sending the game-winner left to right past his former high school teammate, Pacific goalie Chris Caswell (Pearl City '04).

Pacific played the majority of the match a man down after senior Randy Shinn (Pearl City '01) was issued a red card in the 41st minute after a hard midfield collision.

Caswell was credited with four saves.

• Pacific (Forest Grove, Ore.) freshman Ricky Shinn (Pearl City '03) scored in the 35th minute on a 20-yard direct kick in a 2-1 win over Whitman. Caswell made four saves in the win.

Women's Volleyball

• Hofstra freshman setter Shellane Ogoshi (Roosevelt '04 of Honolulu) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week, after leading the team to two wins over the weekend.

She had 59 assists and 14 digs against Towson and a career-high 64 assists with 12 digs against George Mason.

• Pacific (Forest Grove, Ore.) freshman setter Anela Iseke (Kamehameha of Honolulu) is seventh in the conference with 191 assists and a 4.24 assists per game average.

Women's Tennis

• Georgetown freshman Adriann Gin (Punahou '04 of Honolulu) won the Georgetown Invitational Flight B Singles on Oct. 3.

She defeated Adriana Fonseca of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 9-7, in the first round; Tessa Hollyn Taub of American University, 8-3, in the quarterfinals; Anne Watkins of George Washington, 8-6, in the semifinals; and Mary Napier of James Madison, 8-4, for the title.

In the USTA NTC Women's College Tennis National Invitational on Oct. 12, Gin went 1-2.

She lost to top-seed Liis Sober of Kentucky 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the first round and Dana Cruite of Cornell, 6-0, 6-2 in a consolation match. She defeated Laura Stiekema of Boston University, 6-2, 6-2, in another consolation match.

• Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) senior Raimi Ishikawa (Mililani) teamed with Emily Emerick to defeat Jennie Werts and Meg Vercillo of Union, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles in the seventh-place match at the Liberty League Championships Oct. 10.

Cross Country

I Michigan sophomore Todd Iacovelli (Punahou '02 of Kailua) finished in 100th place in 25 minutes, 18.8 seconds at the 8,000-meter NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday at Indiana State's La-Vern Gibson Championship Course.

• San Diego State junior Christal Cuadra (Maryknoll '02 of Honolulu) was the top individual for the Aztecs, placing fourth out of 50 runners with a 5K season-best time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds in the UNLV Invitational on Saturday.

Cuadra has now been the top Aztec finisher in all four races she has competed in.

• Portland State senior Annie Kawasaki (St. Francis '01 of Honolulu) finished 28th place in 20:21.7 at the 5K Eastern Washington Cross Country Invitational Saturday.

• Duke freshman Tia Ferguson (Seabury Hall '04) placed 17th at the Penn State National meet Saturday, finishing the 6K race in 21:22.

California sophomore Pippa Macdonald (Punahou '03 of Kailua) finished 131st in 23:07.

Women's Soccer

• Pacific (Forest Grove, Ore.) senior Kalei Titcomb (Kamehameha '01 of Kailua) scored on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute as Pacific tied No. 6 Whitworth, 1-1, to break the Pirates' nine-match win streak Oct. 16.

Pacific freshman Jenna Johnson-Endo (Radford '04 of Honolulu) nearly won it in the second overtime with a right-side chip shot in the 106th minute, forcing Whitworth goalie Jenn Miller to make a leaping save.



If you know of any athletes deserving of recognition, give us their names, high schools and graduation years, colleges and sports. E-mail us at: homegrown
or contact Leila Wai at 535-2457.

• Hawai'i players have helped Utah, ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press poll and No. 7 in the first BCS poll of the season, to a 6-0 record.

Junior offensive lineman Chris Kemoeatu (Kahuku '01 of Kahuku) and sophomore offensive lineman Tavo Tupola (Kahuku '99 of Kahuku) are starters.

Senior long snapper Brady Parkhurst (Leilehua '99 of Wahiawa), senior defensive lineman Tevita Kemoeatu (Kahuku '99 of Kahuku) and sophomore tight end Willie Sao (Kahuku '99 of La'ie) all played in the Utes' 46-16 win over North Carolina Saturday.

• Whitworth redshirt freshman running back Chris Ahsing (Campbell of 'Ewa Beach) rushed 10 times for 41 yards in the Pirates' 38-21 win over Puget Sound on Saturday.

Men's Swimming

• Florida junior Nick Borreca (Punahou '02 of Honolulu) won the 50-yard freestyle (21.50 seconds) and 100-yard butterfly (50.43 seconds) in a dual meet against Florida Atlantic Oct. 8.

Reach Leila Wai at lwai@honoluluadvertiser.com or 535-2457.