HONOLULU - Emily Hartong had 14 kills and a .455 hitting percentage on Friday for the University of Hawaii women's volleyball team in a 25-17, 25-6, 25-17 win over Albany in a Rainbow Wahine Invitational match at the Stan Sheriff Center - both teams' season opener.
Jane Croson had 11 kills for UH, ranked eighth in the nation in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
Kalei Adolpho of Molokai had six kills and a .385 hitting percentage for the Rainbow Wahine in her first collegiate start. Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate Ginger Long made her NCAA indoor volleyball debut, entering the match in the third set.
KALEI ADOLPHO, of Molokai
After taking an 11-10 lead in the first set, UH never trailed again in the match. The Rainbow Wahine opened the second set with a 15-2 run and led by as many as nine points in the third. They had a .500 hitting percentage as a team in the second set, and finished the match at .379.
Dunja Prgomet had six kills for the Great Danes, who had a hitting percentage of .055 in the first match in program history against the Rainbow Wahine.
Sixth-ranked Stanford was a 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 winner over St. Mary's in the tournament's opening match. Carly Wopat had 10 kills and a .600 hitting percentage for the Cardinal, as well as six blocks and four digs. Gaby Jolly had eight kills for the Gaels.
Hawaii is to face St. Mary's today, and Stanford will take on Albany.