Seasiders top Vulcans in volleyball
Losaline Faka’osi slammed down 15 kills to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii past Hawaii-Hilo 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 in women’s volleyball last night.
Tanza Tupola added 10 kills for the Seasiders (4-4).
Hillary Hurley led the Vulcans (5-3) with 15 kills.
Hawaii Pacific sweeps Chaminade
Natasha Bell pounded 13 kills to lead Hawaii Pacific past Chaminade 25-23, 25-20, 25-15 last night.
Crystal Powell led the Silverswords (3-5) with six kills.
HPU improved to 7-1.
BYUH blanks HPU in soccer
Natasha Aiono and Kim Micheletti scored goals to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a 2-0 victory yesterday over Hawaii Pacific in a Pacific West Conference women’s soccer match in Kaneohe.
Lauran Wang added an assist for the Seasiders (2-0-1).
The Sea Warriors dropped to 1-4.
Bukoski leads HPU men
Chance Bukoski scored two goals and Kainoa Kahui added one to power Hawaii Pacific to a 3-0 men’s victory yesterday over Brigham Young-Hawaii in Kaneohe.
George Fochive, Richard Guffens and Linus Ekden all had one assist for the Sea Warriors (3-1).
The Seasiders dropped to 1-2.
Hawaii-Hilo, Dixie State tie
George Ichimaru and Eduardo Ayala notched goals for Hawaii-Hilo in a 2-2 men’s soccer tie yesterday against Dixie State.
Cameron Castillo added an assist for the Vulcans (2-1).
Jordan Roylance and Eudoro Guizar scored for the Red Storm (1-3-1).
UH, BYUH top cross country races
The University of Hawaii women and the Brigham Young-Hawaii men captured UH’s Big Wave Invitational cross country races yesterday at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
Ashley Aitken led the UH women, finishing the 4K women’s run in 14 minutes, 57.66 seconds, a little more than 3 seconds ahead of runner-up Frida Aspnas (15:00.73) of Hawaii Pacific.
Kevyn Murphy (third) and Alison Williams (fifth) also finished in the top five for Hawaii.
The Rainbow Wahine edged BYUH in the four-team standings, 34 to 40.
Hawaii Pacific (56) was third, followed by Chaminade (111).
In the men’s 5K race, BYUH’s Matthew Gulden finished first in 16:10.95.
Nate Carlson, not affiliated with the four competing schools, finished second in 16:18.85.
Thomas Puzey (third) and Justin Royer (fourth) were also in the top five for BYUH.
The Seasiders finished well ahead of the team race with 22 points. Hawaii Pacific (65), Hawaii (70) and Chaminade (74) followed.
Army blanks N. Texas
WEST POINT, N.Y. » Army quarterback Trent Steelman rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown as the Black Knights shut out North Texas 24-0 yesterday.
The Mean Green (0-3) lost backup quarterback Derek Thompson to a broken leg 3 minutes into the second quarter when he was hit hard on a keeper. Army (2-1) built a 14-0 halftime lead on short rushing touchdowns by Patrick Mealy and Malcolm Brown. The Black Knights added another score midway through the third quarter on Steelman’s 20-yard run as Army bounced back from a last-minute loss last week to Hawaii.
Charleston Southern 28, Mars Hill 14
A.J. Toscano threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns as the Buccaneers (2-1) defeated the Lions (2-2).
Week in Vegas had no impact
UH head coach Greg McMackin said spending a week training in Las Vegas did not have an impact in yesterday’s loss.
"Let somebody else try to do this trip and see how they do," McMackin said.
After beating Army in New York the previous week, the Warriors opted to train in Las Vegas instead of an area comparable in altitude to Boulder’s more-than-mile-high elevation.
McMackin said the benefits of being sequestered in Las Vegas, where the Warriors received affordable accommodations and access to weight-training and practice facilities, were the best option. He said that a week in a high-altitude area still would not be enough time to get acclimated.
Last year, the Warriors spent a week in Las Vegas between road games against Washington State and Nevada-Las Vegas. The Warriors beat Washington State, but lost to UNLV on a late touchdown pass.
Special teams need more work
UH assistant coach Chris Tormey, who coordinates the special teams, said poor field positioning could be traced to blocking problems in the front line of the kick-return unit.
The Warriors were whistled for three holding penalties — one of which was declined.
"Our front line wasn’t very effective blocking their cover guys," Tormey said.
He said the blockers need to be more "physical at the point of attack."
The penalties, he said, "put us in a deep hole a couple of times. That put us back. We, at least, need to be back on the 20-yard line."
Hardy-Tuliau debuts well
Freshman John Hardy-Tuliau made his first collegiate start, opening as a nickel back.
Hardy-Tuliau made seven tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, forced a fumble and deflected a pass.
Beatty comes through for Buffs
It was a game of a lifetime for Colorado’s B.J. Beatty.
Playing Hawaii for the first time held extra importance for the senior linebacker because he is from Kaaawa and Kahuku High School.
"Good friends, old teammates (playing for Hawaii). This game was great for me," he said. "I can brag the rest of my life."
Beatty contributed four tackles, including a sack of Bryant Moniz for 10 yards that put UH back to its own 5 when the Warriors trailed 24-13 with about 9 minutes left in the game.
Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili, a Damien graduate, was in on four tackles for CU as well.
About 2,500 fans show up for UH
An estimated 2,500 Hawaii fans were among the 47,850 to see the Warriors play for the first time at Folsom Field yesterday.
Around 350 of them attended a UH Alumni Association tailgate party, and several hundred more were at the area’s first Aloha Festival.