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Hawaii beach volleyball wins Heineken Queens Cup

Mar. 10—The University of Hawaii beach volleyball team won the Heineken Queen's Cup on Saturday at Queen's Beach, defeating Boise State 3-2 in the gold medal match after beating Pepperdine 5-0 in the semifinals.

The University of Hawaii beach volleyball team won the Heineken Queen's Cup on Saturday at Queen's Beach, defeating Boise State 3-2 in the gold medal match after beating Pepperdine 5-0 in the semifinals.

The BeachBows (6-5 ) started fast against Pepperdine, as Hawaii's No. 1 and No. 3 pairs swept their matches. Pepperdine (5-6 ) pushed Hawaii to three sets on the other courts, but the BeachBows claimed victory in all of them to advance to the gold medal match.

Anna Maidment and Sydney Miller got Hawaii's first win on the No. 5 court for Hawaii, beating Boise State's Elli Wolthuis and Sharli O'Neill 21-10, 21-12. Hawaii's top duo of Jaime Santer and Alana Embry won next, beating Marlayna Bullington and Sierra Land 21-16, 21-8. The Broncos (11-6 ) got in the win column when their No. 4 duo won to make the match 2-1, but Hawaii won on the No. 2 court to clinch the win, as Julia Thelle and Kaylee Glagau defeated Rorianna Chartier and Lily Patock 21-18, 26-24.

Hawaii crushes Cleveland State in softball The Rainbow Wahine softball team defeated Cleveland State 13-0 in five innings in the Outrigger Rainbow Wahine Classic on Saturday, the first mercy rule win for Hawaii this season.

The Rainbow Wahine (6-14 ) blew the game open in the fourth inning, plating six runs as Hawaii got two RBI singles and added another run off a fielder's choice before Mya'Liah Bethea's sacrifice bunt and on an error by the Cleveland State first baseman scored two more. In the fourth, Hawaii exploded for seven more runs. After an RBI single by Haley Johnson, Maya Nakamura blasted a three-run home run. Chloe Borges added a two-run shot after a Dallas Millwood single, before Bethea hit a solo shot.

In the pitching circle, Addison Kostencich improved to 4-5 this season after allowing just five hits to drop the Vikings to 4-9.