Hawaii surfers advance at world event
Hawaii’s Keanu Asing, Kiron Jabour and Granger Larsen won their first-round heats and advanced to the third round at the Oakley ASP World Pro Junior in Bali, Indonesia, yesterday.
Four others from Hawaii — Alex Smith, Keala Naihe, Kaimana Jaquias, Albee Layer — placed either second or third in their heats and advanced to the second round.
The event is part of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Junior Tour.
Wahine take second and third
Hawaii finished in second place out of seven teams in team racing at the Bryson Women’s Intersectional women’s sailing event at Stanford University yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine tied the Cardinal with five wins in the round-robin event but lost to Stanford in a sail-off to break a tie for first in the standings.
Hawaii placed third in fleet racing Saturday. Stanford won that division as well.
Hannah Tuson-Turner and Hanne Nagatani led the way for UH, capturing the A division in Saturday’s fleet racing.
Chaminade soccer teams split
Chaminade split its PacWest soccer matches against Academy of Art yesterday at Saint Louis School field, with the Silverword women edging the Urban Knights 1-0 and the men losing 2-1 in overtime.
In the women’s contest, Tiffany Nakata scored off a pass from Amber Bonifacio in the 51st minute for the only goal. It was the second time in three days that Chaminade (2-4, 2-2 PacWest) beat AAU (1-8-1, 0-8) 1-0.
In the men’s match, Grimur Grimsson scored the game-winner 7 minutes into overtime to lift the Urban Knights (5-7, 4-4) past the Silverswords (1-5, 0-4). It was AAU’s fourth straight victory, upping its overtime record to 3-0.
Chaminade tied the match in the 84th minute on a wind-aided own goal. The Swords’ goal kick was cleared away by the Knights, but a strong wind pushed it back into the goal for a 1-1 tie.
Chaminade goalie Hays Sperry had 11 saves.