Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-09 23:46:00 –
Hawaii closed the Big West Road trip today by winning four sets at the University of California, Irvine at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California, following a script similar to Friday’s victory at the University of California, San Diego.
The day after the comeback victory in San Diego, Rainbow Wahine dropped the opening set again, bounced back second, rebounded in the second half of the third, pulled away fourth, and made the anteater last longer at 20-25, 25-. rice field. Win 20, 27-25, 25-15.
UH’s sophomore Riley Wagoner leads Rainbow Wahine with 16 kills, senior Brooke Vansickle adds 14, and sophomore Braylin Akana contributed the best 11 of his career, UH overall 9-5. , Improved to 6-0 in Big West play. Even after Gaucho swept California State Fullerton, UH remained tied to the University of California, Santa Barbara at the top of the conference.
The University of California, Irvine played behind UH and UCSB, but the three consecutive wins fell to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the Big West.
UH middle blocker Amber Igiede finished with 9 kills, hitting .400 and ace in the second half of the fourth set. She was also in 5 blocks.
UH hit .207 in the match, but after 60 excavations, Wahine kept UC Irvine down to .125 hits. Vansikle led Wahine with 15 shots, and Libero’s Tairi Ikenaga had 13 shots.
The University of California, Irvine opened a 6-point lead in the first set before UH approached 17-16. The anteater finished the set with a three-point run capped by Curly Richter’s ace.
The second set was also tight, with UC Irvine leading 19-18 before UH tied it with a kill by Igiede. Freshman Martyna Leoniak got off the bench and Wahine led 23-19, causing a four-point run when he drew the match.
UH took a 16-10 lead in the third set, confirming that UC Irvine answered in a 7-1 run. There were four more ties before UH scored a swing with a set point of 24-23. The University of California, Irvine, forced Deuce and moved forward by missing a connection between Igiede and setter Kate Lang. Wagoner got a hint to fall to extend the set, and Vansikle cleared up back-to-back kills to give UH the lead in the set and the match.
Wahine took a 14-10 lead in the fourth set, and the University of California, Irvine counterattacked again to get closer to the point. Then a block by Igiede and Wagoner caused a 10-1 UH run. Igiede had two kills and an ace on the run, and Van Sickle kills gave UH match points 24-14. After a block at the University of California, Irvine, UH freshman Anna Kiraly ended the match with Onye Ofoegbu’s solo block.
JoyUmeh led UCIrvine with 15 kills, Marianna Bertolone added 10, and Ofoegbu finished 9.
UH will return to Cal Poly on Friday to play Cal State Bakersfield at the SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday.
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