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’Bows open with upset of No. 21 San Diego

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team started the season by knocking off a nationally ranked team.

Oregon transfer Jolie Rasmussen had a team-high 19 kills as the Rainbow Wahine came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat No. 21 San Diego in five sets in a Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic match Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

After winning the first set, UH dropped the next two to the Toreros before rallying to the 25-19, 20-25, 16-25, 25-19, 15-10 victory.

Hawaii next plays St. John’s today before wrapping up the tournament against No. 13 Washington on Sunday.