Hawaii softball wins, loses
The University of Hawai'i softball team battled to a split of its two games yesterday at the Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.
The Rainbows defeated UC Davis, 8-5, in the first game, then fell to Oregon, 4-2, later in the day.
Jessica Iwata, Kelly Majam and Traci Yoshikawa hit solo homers for UH in the first-game victory.
In the second game, the Ducks rallied from a 2-0 first-inning deficit with single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth inning.
Hawai'i (9-5) will finish its first road trip of the year today with games against No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 2 Arizona.
HPU SWEEPS DIXIE
Ashley Valine (4-0) allowed two runs and seven hits over seven innings, and Caira Pires hit a three-run homer as Hawai'i Pacific defeated Dixie State, 4-2, to complete a PacWest Conference doubleheader sweep at Howard Okita Field in Kāne'ohe.
In the first game, Sherise Musquiz (5-0) gave up two runs on eight hits and Chante Tesoro sparked a three-run fourth with a two-run single in a 4-1 victory.
HPU improved to 10-0 overall and 2-0 in conference. Dixie State fell to 7-3 and 4-2.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
UH WOMEN SEVENTH
The University of Hawai'i women fell to seventh place after two days in the Western Athletic Conference Championship yesterday at Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio.
Freshman Melissa Myers finished eighth in the 500-yard freestyle final, while the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Maura Barrett, Alyssa Manlow, Karli Rice and Annathea Accornero finished fifth as UH amassed a two-day total of 125 points.
Boise State leads with 230 points, with San Jose State (204) second and Nevada (151) third.
TRACK AND FIELD
'BOWS FALL TO FIFTH
The University of Hawai'i women fell into fifth place after two days of the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Nampa, Idaho.
Hawai'i has 19 points. Idaho leads with 44 points, with Utah State (34) second and Louisiana Tech (30) third.
Jessica Forrester (5,000 meters) and the distance medley relay team had UH's top performances of the day with fifth-place finishes.