The Rainbow Wahine dropped its opening game, 7-2 to Iowa State, but got back on the winning track with a 9-0 mercy rule win over Northern Colorado to end the tournament at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
After going down 2-0 in the count, third baseman Dustin Demeter took an inside pitch deep out to right-field to ignite the Hawaii dugout and deliver the first victory of the season with a 5-4 win over UH-Hilo.
It marks the first time a Rainbow Wahine has been named the Big West Player of the Week twice in a season since Tania Brunton was bestowed the honor in back-to-back weeks during the 1995-1996 campaign.
Eddie Stansberry connected on a game-winning three-pointer with 3.3 seconds left to punctuate a late rally and lift the Rainbow Warriors to victory on a night the program commemorated its 100th season.
The newly-reborn iteration of Hawaii’s famous college football all-star game is planning a massive fundraiser for the families of two Honolulu police officers who were killed in the line of duty on Sunday.
Beeman has been at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine program since 2012, accumulating a record of 124-110 in seven-plus seasons, including one NCAA tournament appearance (2016) and four Women's National Invitation Tournament appearances (2013-15, 2018).
“The culture was different in the locker room,” said Furuta. “The Camaraderie between the boys was different, it wasn’t one family, we had different clicks in the locker room, and when Rolo came in he turned things around."
Given what they’ve spent on the position over the last four years, it’s safe to assume that the next head football coach at the University of Hawaii won’t be inking a million-dollar or more per year deal.
In what was a blustery opening day of the 2020 Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club, with gusts reaching as high as 30-40 miles per hour, the strong winds presented challenging conditions for golfing’s best on Thursday.