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Hawaii Beat

For Sunday, March 13, 2011

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Chan expands amateur lead

'Iolani junior Lorens Chan expanded his lead to eight shots yesterday with a 3-under-par 69 in the Hawaii State Amateur Championships at Pearl Country Club.

Chan, the youngest winner of the event at 14 in 2009, is 12-under 204. John Oda is second at 4-under 212 and Kalena Preus third at 3-under 213.

 

Friesen to NCAA diving

Hawaii senior Emma Friesen has qualified for next week's NCAA Division Championships at Austin, Texas.

This will be the third time Friesen has qualified in her career. She won the 1-meter diving in both 2008 and 2009, but sat out last season.

At yesterday's NCAA Zone E Championships in Minneapolis, junior Douglas Cohen placed eighth in the men's platform competition with 608.90. USC's Harrison Jones won with a 863.15 score.

 

Vulcans triple up on Seasiders

Amber Waracka tossed a five-hit shutout as Hawaii-Hilo won the opening game of yesterday's PacWest softball tripleheader 8-0 in five innings in Laie.

The Vulcans took the next two games 2-0 and 5-2 to improve to 7-4 overall, 5-1 PacWest. The Seasiders dropped to 4-15 and 2-6.

The tripleheader was needed after Hawaii-Hilo's flight to Honolulu was delayed Friday because of the tsunami alert. The teams could only get in one game of Friday's scheduled doubleheader, with the Vulcans winning 6-0.

In the opener, Brittany Spencer's bases-clearing double highlighted a five-run third inning.

In the second game, Jessica Pepin struck out six in a four-hit complete-game victory. Nicole Alconcel drove in both runs for the Vulcans.

In Game 3, Waracka and Christina Pedroza combined on a four-hitter. The Seasiders scored twice in the sixth to break a 24-inning scoreless drought when Noelle Lake's sacrifice fly scored Parry and Lauren Fielding scored on a Vulcans error on the next play.

 

Wahine win 2 in water polo

The fourth-ranked Hawaii women's water polo team (9-4, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) took two matches yesterday at the Aztec Invitational, hosted by San Diego State.

The Rainbow Wahine defeated No. 17 Cal State Northridge 9-5 and Wagner 14-7.

Junior Monika Eggens and senior Carmen Eggens each recorded a hat trick against the Matadors.

Monika Eggens led Hawaii against Wagner with five goals.





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