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Sports in brief: Sounders offer refund

Mon., May 10, 2010, midnight

SOCCER: After a disgraceful 4-0 loss at home to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sounders FC forward/midfielder Steve Zakuani said the fans deserve an apology and shouldn’t have had to pay to see that kind of performance.

Turns out Seattle’s ownership agreed.

Less than 24 hours after the team suffered its worst home loss and dropped to sole possession of last place in the Western Conference, the team announced Sunday it will refund its 32,000 season-ticket holders for the embarrassment.

The compensation will come in the form of a one-game credit toward next year’s season-ticket packages.

“We’re in this for the long haul. We need them (the fans) to be in it for the long haul,” said Adrian Hanauer, the team’s co-owner and general manager, at the Starfire Sports Complex.

“That wasn’t Sounders soccer. And it was quite frankly embarrassing, humiliating, and they don’t deserve that.”

Seattle Times

NIC hires former CdA standout

VOLLEYBALL: Former University of Montana volleyball player and coach Colleen Frohlich has been named head volleyball coach at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

NIC athletics director Al Williams says Frohlich is taking over for Chris Kosty, who resigned in March for an assistant coaching job at Indiana University. Frohlich’s new duties start on June 3.

Frohlich graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1988, where she played middle blocker in helping her team win the first state volleyball championship in school history.

In college, Frohlich was a member of the University of Montana’s first two NCAA tournament teams, in 1990 and 1991.

Associated Press

UW softball wins Pac-10 title

SOFTBALL: Jenn Salling lined a one-out double into the right-center gap to score Kimi Pohlman from first base as the No. 1 Washington softball team walked off with a 1-0 win in eight innings at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle.

Coupled with Cal’s 4-2 win over UCLA, the Huskies clinched their third Pac-10 title and first since 2000.

Danielle Lawrie struck out 10 and allowed just one hit in eight innings to improve to 33-2.

Washington is the defending national champion.

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