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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2010

UH water polo defeats UCLA, 9-8, in six overtimes

Associated Press

Monika Eggens scored with 2:05 left in the fourth sudden-death period as fifth-ranked Hawai'i beat third-ranked UCLA, 9-8, in six overtimes last night in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match.

An estimated crowd of 400 at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex saw the 'Bows (9-6 overall, 1-2 MPSF) beat the Bruins (12-5, 1-1) for only the second time ever in the longest match in school history.

Carmen Eggens scored a match-high five kills for UH before being assessed a misconduct ejection just before the end of the first overtime.

Kelly Easterday led UCLA with four goals, including one with 1:11 left in the fourth period to send the match into overtime tied at 8.

After neither team was able to score in the first two overtime periods, the match was sent to sudden death. It was still 8-8 after three sudden-death period.

Monika Eggens finally ended the marathon match with a shot from 10 meters.


HPU sweeps: Blake Amaral drove in nine runs to help Hawai'i Pacific sweep Grand Canyon, 13-5 and 19-8, yesterday in a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at Hans L'Orange Park.

Amaral hit a grand slam and sacrifice fly in the opener, then added three hits and four RBIs in the second game for the Sea Warriors (12-3, 7-1). The Antelopes fell to 14-10, 7-5.


UHH, CU split: Amber Waracka pitched a seven-hitter as Hawai'i-Hilo (8-5, 4-4) beat Chaminade (4-8, 1-3), 4-0, to salvage a split of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at Central O'ahu Regional Park.

In the opener, Melissa Harris had three hits and three RBIs as the Silverswords won, 9-4.

Grand Canyon sweeps: Kelli Bridges had three hits, including an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, as Grand Canyon (18-4, 8-4) beat Brigham Young-Hawai'i (0-16, 0-8), 4-3, in a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at the BYUH Field.

In the first game, Ivy Campas spaced seven hits and struck out eight as GCU won, 10-2.