March 27, 2009
The No. 1-ranked UC Irvine men’s volleyball team got past No. 13 Hawaii, 30-19, 30-24, 32-30, in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Friday night at the Bren Events Center. Carlson Clark had 20 kills to lead the Anteaters (19-3, 14-2 in conference), who swept Hawaii for the second straight night. Austin D’Amore had 10 kills and Taylor Wilson added eight. Ryan Ammerman had 50 assists for UCI, which had Wilson and Jordan DuFault tie for the team lead with six digs.
March 26, 2009
IRVINE — With a week-long break for finals behind it, the top-ranked UC Irvine men’s volleyball team got an early start on its push toward a promising finish. That push included a 30-17, 30-25, 30-26 pasting of No. 13-ranked Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Thursday at the Bren Events Center. But it also included a players-only practice Saturday that helped knock any residual rust off the Anteaters, before they returned to workouts Monday. “I thought we were pretty sharp, considering the week off,” UCI Coach John Speraw said.
February 26, 2009
The UC Irvine baseball team, ranked No, 5 by Baseball America, will face a pair of teams in the top 10, including No. 1 Texas A&M, in three games beginning today at the Houston College Classic at the University of Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The Anteaters (3-1), who opened their season at Hawaii last weekend, will face Texas A&M today at 10 a.m. The Aggies opened with a four-game sweep of Wright State. Junior Danny Bibona, who no-hit Hawaii through seven innings to earn his first victory of the season Feb. 20, will start for UCI He has a 1.17 earned-run average.
February 21, 2009
HONOLULU, Hawaii — The UC Irvine baseball team earned a pair of 5-4 victories in a nonconference doubleheader sweep over the Warriors at Hawaii’s Lee Murakami Stadium Saturday. UCI (3-0), ranked No. 9 by Baseball America, rallied to win the second game, despite being outhit, 10-4, as senior Brock Bardeen earned his first collegiate pitching win in relief. Junior Eric Pettis pitched a scoreless ninth inning in each game to collect two saves. In the first game, UCI junior catcher Francis Larson was a single shy of the cycle, going three for four with two RBIs.
February 20, 2009
HONOLULU, Hawaii — Left-handed starter Daniel Bibona struck out eight battlers in 7 2/3 innings, helping the No. 9-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters open the baseball season with a 5-1 nonconference victory over Hawaii late Friday night. Bibona, a junior, allowed one hit and run in the victory. He walked one batter. Junior catcher Francis Larson went two for four with two runs batted in for UCI, which went ahead, 4-0, in the sixth inning. Junior Sean Madigan and junior Jeff Cusick each doubled for the Anteaters.
December 8, 2008
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Hawaii 74, UC Irvine 46 TEMPE, Ariz. — The Anteaters were outrebounded, 46-18, in the consolation game of the Arizona State Classic Sunday at ASU. Juniors Mary Has and Rebecca Maessen had 12 and 10 points, respectively, for UCI (3-4). Hawaii improved to 2-7. , ! Arizona State Classic " Consolation game " Hawaii 74, UC Irvine 46 " UH – Liepkalne 12, Patterson 10, Kanekoa 19, Cho 11, Tinnin 6, Linton 4, Jones 4, Arbuckle 4, Galdones 2, Hamilton 2. 3-pt.
November 1, 2008
UC Irvine senior Jane Chin has been named Big West Female Golfer of the Month for the month of October. Chin won all three October tournaments, capturing events in Nipomo, Calif., New Mexico and Hawaii. She is the first to win three consecutive tournaments in the program’s history. Chin rewrote the record book at the Kent Youel Invitational in Hawaii, firing a 66 in the second round to match teammate Patty Chawalitmetha for the lowest 18-hole score in school history.
June 23, 2008
To say that the Slammers Futbol Club had a great weekend in Hawaii would be an understatement. The Newport Beach-based soccer club acutally had, “an astonishing weekend,” said Walid Khoury, the Slammers director of coaching. The Slammers had three girls’ teams win titles at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships Sunday. The teams also earned a spot in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships July 22-27 at Burns Park Soccer Complex in Little Rock, Ark. “It was an amazing run for us in the semifinals and finals, and the whole region was like, ‘Wow,’ ” Khoury said.
March 17, 2008
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Hawaii def. UC Irvine HONOLULU, Hawaii — Junior opposite Jon Stellar was the lone Anteater in double figures with 10 kills as the host Warriors posted a 33-31, 30-26, 30-27 victory in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match late Saturday. The win created a split in the two-match series that began Friday, allowing No. 8-ranked UCI (11-12, 7-9 in conference) to remain percentage points ahead of No. 14-ranked Hawaii (9-10, 6-8)
February 22, 2008
The Toshiba Classic, March 3-9 at the Newport Beach Country Club, will offer amateur and professional competitors in the Classic Pro-Am a chance to win a cruise to Hawaii, courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Lines, if they make a hole-in-one on the 17th hole. The cruise is valued at more than $6,000. ?We are excited to have Norwegian Cruise Lines on board with the 2008 Toshiba Classic,? Tournament Director Jeff Purser said. ?This year?s tournament is introducing a number of new and exciting elements to our program.