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PacWest addition might mean more sports

By Cindy Luis

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The addition last week of Cal Baptist as the 10th member in the Pacific West Conference is more than just an expansion of the number of schools. It also expands the possibilities of additional sports that will compete for an NCAA Division II championship.

The PacWest currently has 10 core sports that all members offer, five in fall (women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer and cross country); two in winter (men's and women's basketball) and three in spring (softball, men's golf and women's tennis). Baseball joins the spring mix beginning this season, with men's tennis and women's golf given tentative approval to be added to the spring schedule as early as the 2011-12 school year.

Continued growth is a given, according to PacWest commissioner Bob Hogue.

He just returned from the Division II commissioners' meeting in Arizona and "based on what has happened at the Division I level, we want to make sure it doesn't happen at D-II," Hogue said of the recent movement of teams to different conferences.

"There is ongoing discussion about future expansion (in the PacWest), and we've talked about other numbers beyond 10."

The addition of Cal Baptist, a longtime power in the NAIA, not only opens the doors to expansion in southern California -- Cal Baptist is in Riverside, Calif. -- it also has PacWest schools looking at some of the sports sponsored by the Lancers.

One is men's volleyball, a sport once offered by Brigham Young-Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific.

Grand Canyon also offers men's volleyball, and Hogue said several schools have expressed interest in adding it as well as women's sand volleyball. Although Hogue said there has been no discussion with the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation -- the University of Hawaii's conference for men's volleyball -- he said that the NCAA men's volleyball representative will be making a presentation to the PacWest at the NCAA convention in January.

"It's an exciting time for us," Hogue said.

Men's volleyball has 22 teams at the combined Division I and II levels.

 

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SOCCER

MEN'S STANDINGS
  W L T Pct GF GA All
NDNU 7 1 1 .833 19 6 10- 2- 1
Grand Canyon 7 1 0 .875 25 6 9- 2- 1
Hawaii Pacific 6 2 0 .750 18 6 7- 5- 0
Dixie State 4 3 1 .562 14 12 5- 6- 1
Hawaii-Hilo 4 3 2 .556 22 14 5- 4- 2
Acad. of Art 4 6 0 .400 13 22 5- 9- 0
Dominican 2 5 2 .333 9 16 2- 8- 3
BYU-Hawaii 1 7 1 .167 8 24 2- 8- 1
Chaminade 0 7 1 .063 7 29 1- 8- 1

Yesterday
Chaminade 2, Dominican 2
Hawaii-Hilo 0, N.D. de Namur 0

Tomorrow
Dominican at Hawaii-Hilo
NDNU at Hawaii Pacific

Saturday
Dominican at Hawaii Pacific
NDNU at BYU-Hawaii

MEN'S STATISTICS
Through Sunday
POINTS

  G A Pts
Ciliento, GCU 14 3 31
Bukoski, HPU 10 5 25
Guevara, Dom 8 2 18
Young, GCU 7 3 17
Montes, NDNU 7 3 17
Cruz, AA 8 1 17
Guffens, HPU 4 6 14

Goals--14: Ciliento, GCU. 10: Bukoski, HPU. 8: Guevara, Dom; Cruz, AA. 7: Young, GCU; Montes, NDNU. 6: Geis, UHH.

Assists--6: Fuffens, HPU; Durano, AA. 5: Martinez, GCU; Bukoski, HPU; Carlson, NDNU. 4: Garcia, GCU.

Saves--60: Carlson, Dom. 59: Sperry, CU. 41: Flache, HPU. 40: Walters, DSC.

WOMEN'S STANDINGS

  W L T Pct GF GA All
BYU-Hawaii 6 0 1 25 25 3 10-0-2
Grand Canyon 6 2 1 19 22 9 7-2-1
Hawaii-Hilo 4 4 0 12 12 9 5-6-1
Hawaii Pacific 4 4 0 12 11 10 4-7-0
NDNU 3 3 2 11 8 9 5-5-2
Dixie State 4 5 0 12 12 10 7-6-0
Dominican 3 4 1 10 8 10 4-7-1
Chaminade 2 5 0 6 2 17 2-7-0
Acad. of Art 1 8 1 4 3 26 2-9-2

Yesterday
Dominican at Chaminade
NDNU at Hawaii-Hilo

Tomorrow
NDNU at Hawaii Pacific
Dominican at Hawaii-Hilo

Thursday
NDNU at BYU-Hawaii
Dominican at Hawaii Pacific
Dixie State at Grand Canyon

WOMEN'S STATISTICS

Points G A Pts.
Nesic, GCU 10 3 23
Aiono, BYUH 8 3 19
Mearns, BYUH 5 3 13
Fuller, HPU 6 0 12
Emmett, AA 5 2 12
Micheletti, BYUH 5 1 11
Davis, DSC 4 3 11

Goals--10: Nesic, GCU. 8: Aiono, BYUH. 6: Fuller, HPU; Mearns, BYUH; Carels, GCU; Micheletti, BYUH; Emmett, AA.

Assists--6: Brown, Dom. 3: Slater, BYUH; Nesic, GCU; Maeshiro, HPU; Lambert, UHH; Mason, Dom; Edman, BYUH; Mearns, BYUH; Herrera, BYUH; Aiono, BYUH; Paetz, NDNU; Tershay, NDNU: Sharpe, AA; Davis, DSC; Peterson, DSC.

Saves--89: Minor, CU. 69: Herring, Dom. 50: Co, AA. 49: McCaine, BYUH. 48: Baxter, NDNU. 47: Makino, HPU. 46: Phillips, GCU. 43: Barone, UHH; Beck, DSC.

 

VOLLEYBALL

WOMEN'S STANDINGS
  W L Pct. GB All
Hawaii Hilo 7 1 .875 -- 12-3
BYU-Hawaii 7 1 .875 -- 0-5
Acad. of Art 6 3 .667 1 1/2 10-8
Hawaii Pacific 5 3 .625 2 11-4
Dixie State 5 3 .625 2 10-6
Grand Canyon 5 5 .500 3 9-12
NDNU 1 6 .143 5 1/2 3-11
Chaminade 1 7 .125 6 4-11
Dominican (CA) 0 8 .000 7 2-17

Thursday
Chaminade at Hawaii Pacific, 7 p.m., St. Andrew's Priory gym
NDNU at Dixie State

Friday
Grand Canyon at Hawaii-Hilo, 7 p.m., UHH gym
NDNU at Dixie State
Academy of Art at Dominican

Saturday
Hawaii Pacific at BYUH 7:30 p.m., Cannon Activities Center
Grand Canyon at Hawaii-Hilo, 7 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz at Dominican

Last week
Dixie State def. Chaminade, 3-2
Grand Canyon def. Hawaii Pacific, 3-2
Hawaii-Hilo def. NDNU, 3-0
BYUH def. Dominican, 3-0
Dixie State def. Chaminade 3-1
Hawaii Pacific def. Grand Canyon, 3-1
BYUH def. NDNU, 3-0
Hawaii-Hilo def. Academy of Art, 3-0
BYUH def. Dominican, 3-0
Academy of Art def. Chaminade, 3-0
Hawaii-Hilo def. NDNU, 3-0

STATISTICS
Through Sunday

Hitting percentage S K E TA Pct.
Tupola, BYUH 39 75 10 164 .396
Thornquist, UHH 49 117 24 272 .342
Bush, AA 60 101 29 224 .321
Balanay, HPU 57 169 51 399 .296
Fitzgerald, DSC 67 162 46 400 .290

Kills S K Avg/S
Hurley, UHH 50 248 4.96
Villamayor, NDNU 49 208 4.24
Dan, AA 68 288 4.24
Falealiii, Dom 61 189 3.10
Hagemeyer, BYUH 53 160 3.02

Assists S A Avg/S
Swenson, UHH 50 5.39 10.78
Kea, HPU 55 560 10.18
Cheng, AA 68 628 9.24
Preach, GCU 80 695 8.69
Clark, DSC 62 532 8.58

Aces--25: Chase, 25. 23: Kotoyori, BYUH. 19: Becker, BYUH, and Bell, HPU. 17: Villamayor, NDNU; Vine, UHH; and Kea, HPU. 15: Akiona, NDNU.

Blocks BS BA Total
Fitzgerald, DSC 9 63 72.0
Hill, DSC 12 54 66.0
Taylor, GCU 12 53 65.0
Balanay, HPU 13 48 61.0

Digs--465: Durbin, GCU. 372: Pelayo, HPU. 345: Jeffress, DSC. 291: Keanini, AA. 273: Kotoyori, BYUH. 255: Inamasu, 255.

Points K SA BS BA Total
Dan, AA 288 10 3 29 315.0
Hurley, UHH 248 13 5 26 279.0
Villamayor, NDNU 208 17 3 9 232.5
Fitzgerald, DSC 162 18 9 63 220.5
Falealiii, Dom 189 14 5 14 215.0
Balanay, HPU 169 3 13 48 209.0

MEN'S SOCCER

Chaminade, Dominican tie

Goals by Jon Fukumoto and Nick Ogata gave Chaminade a 2-1 halftime lead, but the Silverswords could not hold on, settling for a 2-2 double-overtime draw in a PacWest men's soccer match yesterday at Saint Louis field.

Goalie Hayes Sperry made seven saves for Chaminade (1-8-1, 0-7-1) against the Penguins (2-8-3, 2-5-2).

» Hawaii-Hilo played Notre Dame de Namur, which had won six in a row, to a scoreless tie in men's soccer yesterday in Hilo.

Both teams had five shots on goal in the defensive battle. Isiah Castro of the Argonauts and Dane Kaylor of the Vulcans (5-4-2, 4-3-2) recorded the shutouts.

 

HONOR ROLL

» Jeremy Gweder, UHH: The sophomore defender scored the first goal in the Vulcans' 6-0 win over Chaminade.

» Jose Vasquez, UHH. The senior defender had two goals and an assist in the 6-0 win over the Silverswords.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Parker's goal helps Hilo win

Kelly Parker's goal gave Hawaii-Hilo a 1-0 women's soccer win over Notre Dame de Namur (Belmont, Calif.) yesterday in Hilo.

Chelsea Gomez assisted on the goal for the Vulcans (6-6-1, 5-4). Alysia Ann Barone made seven saves for the shutout.

» Bridget Folan scored in the 32nd minute and Mary Wheeler in the 73rd to lead Dominican over Chaminade 2-0 at Saint Louis field.

Goalie Marissa Minor had 10 saves for the Silverswords (2-8, 2-6) against the Penguins (5-5-1, 4-4-1).

 

BYUH's Aiono earns honor

BYU-Hawaii senior midfielder Natasha Aiono earned weekly honors after helping the Seasiders go 3-0-0 last week, scoring three goals and an assist. She had both goals in the 2-0 victory over Dominican.

 

HONOR ROLL

» Natalie Cude, BYUH: The junior midfielder scored two goals, both coming in the 4-0 win over Notre Dame de Namur.

» Meghan Fuller, HPU: The sophomore forward scored the only goal of the game to lift the Sea Warriors over Dominican.

» Megan McCain, BYUH: The freshman keeper allowed no goals in three victories, with six saves.

» Kim Micheletti, BYUH: The freshman defender had a goal and an assist for the unbeaten Seasiders.

» Lauren Minami, UHH: The senior forward had a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win over Chaminade.

 

VOLLEYBALL

HONOR ROLL

» Kelly Balanay, HPU: The senior middle hit .390 for the week with 40 kills and 7.5 blocks as the Sea Warriors went 1-1.

» Hillary Hurley, UHH: The junior hitter had 51 kills, four aces and three block assists to lead the Vulcans to a 3-0 record.

» Lauren Miller, BYUH: The senior setter had 113 assists in three Seasider wins.

» Leilani Ramsey, UHH: The senior hitter had 36 kills, 3.5 blocks and two aces to help the Vulcans go 3-0.

» Katie Swenson, UHH: The senior setter had 113 assists in three Vulcans wins.

» Tanza Tupola, BYUH: The senior middle led the conference in hitting for the week (.615) with 18 kills as the Seasiders kept pace with the Sea Warriors atop the conference standings.

» Rachael Thornquist, UHH: The junior hitter had 26 kills, hit .434 and had 10 blocks for the Vulcans.

 

GOLF

HPU beats BYUH

Hawaii Pacific defeated Brigham Young-Hawaii 294 to 301 in a dual match yesterday at Luana Hills Golf Course.

Skylar Schone carded a 73 to lead the Seasiders in the loss. The Sea Warriors' scores were not reported.






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