Jane Croson had 22 kills and a .419 hitting percentage as the University of Hawaii swept Santa Clara 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 on Friday in an NCAA women's volleyball tournament first-round match in Seattle.
The Rainbow Wahine will play today against 13th-seeded Washington, which beat Santa Clara 25-13, 25-17, 25-18.
Croson had nine digs for UH (27-2), unseeded despite a No. 8 ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Emily Hartong had 17 kills and a .375 hitting percentage. The Rainbow Wahine posted a .386 percentage as a team in winning their 20th consecutive match - they hit .677 with no errors in the second set.
JANE CROSON, had 22 kills and a .419 hitting percentage
Molokai High School graduate Kalei Adolpho had four kills for UH. Ginger Long, a Kamehameha Maui graduate making her NCAA tournament debut, had three digs and an ace. Alyssa Longo had 17 digs, and Mita Uiato had 41 assists and nine digs.
Taylor Milton had 10 kills and 11 digs for the Broncos (20-12).
Kylin Munoz and Cassie Strickland each had seven kills for the Huskies (24-6) in the later match. The Bears (30-5) got nine kills apiece from Scout Brooks and Jessica Nagy.
NCAA SEATTLE SUBREGIONAL
Friday's First-Round Results
Hawaii def. Santa Clara 25-20, 25-13, 25-19
Washington def. C. Arkansas 25-13, 25-17, 25-18
Today's Second-Round Match (HST)
Hawaii (27-2) vs. Washington (24-6), 5 p.m. (OCSP)