Rainbow Wahine’s season ends with three-set loss to Huskies in NCAA 2nd round

UH Roundup

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team saw its season come to an end Saturday as the Rainbow Wahine fell to 15th-seeded Washington 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Seattle.

The Huskies (26-4) kept UH (22-8) out of system all night as the ‘Bows struggled with their passing. Hawaii hit just .123 in the match compared to .365 for Washington — the highest hitting percentage allowed by UH this season.

Sophomore middle Amber Igiede led the Rainbow Wahine with eight kills and four blocks, while senior outside hitter Brooke Van Sickle — the Big West Player of the Year — capped her UH career with seven kills. Fellow senior Skyler Williams chipped in four kills.

Claire Hoffman led the Huskies with 20 kills, and Samantha Drechsel added 11 kills.

n WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: At Honolulu, Amy Atwell scored 24 points, and the Rainbow Wahine closed out their nonconference home schedule with a 76-63 victory over Loyola Marymount on Sunday evening.

UH trailed 29-27 at halftime before outscoring LMU 25-14 in the third quarter to take control. But the Lions would not go quietly, rallying early in the fourth to take a 57-55 lead with 4:40 remaining. Atwell hit a 3-pointer on the other end to give UH the lead back, and the Rainbow Wahine were able to pull away and improve to 3-5.

Daejah Phillips added 13 points and Nae Nae Calhoun finished with 12 points and six assists for Hawaii.

Ariel Johnson led the Lions (2-5) with 22 points, and Alexis Mark had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Rainbow Wahine next play at UNLV on Dec. 21.


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