Rainbow Wahine top USC, snap three-match skid

The Maui News

Annika de Goede had 11 kills, eight digs and three blocks to lead the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a 25-17, 11-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over Southern California on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Brooke Van Sickle added nine kills and 14 digs, Amber Igiede had eight kills, nine digs and four blocks, Anna Kiraly added eight kills and three blocks, and Mylana Byrd had 39 assists and 11 digs for the Rainbow Wahine (3-4).

After two lopsided sets to start the match, the Rainbow Wahine pulled away late in winning the third and fourth sets and snapping a three-match losing streak.

The teams were tied at 18 in the third when UH went on a 6-2 run — capped by a solo stuff by Kiraly — to get to set point. Kiraly ended it with a kill down the line.

In the fourth, the ‘Bows put the match away with a late 7-0 run after the teams battled to 17-17. B

rooke Botkin had 17 kills to lead USC (3-4), which outhit UH .183 to .151 but was hurt by 11 service errors.

The teams play again today.