Granato leads Rainbow Wahine to sweep of Aggies

The Maui News

McKenna Granato had 16 kills and 13 digs, and the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team defeated UC Davis 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Emily Maglio added 12 kills and Casey Castillo had 10 as the Rainbow Wahine (8-5) improved to 2-0 in Big West Conference play.

The first set was close throughout, and UH closed it out in extra time on a kill from Granato. UC Davis responded by taking an early 5-1 lead in the second before the Rainbow Wahine rallied and pulled away. In the third, the Aggies fought off five match points before a Maglio kill ended it.

Mahalia White led UC Davis (8-7, 0-2 Big West) with nine kills.

UH next plays at Cal State Fullerton on Friday.