#5 Rainbow Wahine Sand Volleyball Goes 2-1 at Collegiate Challenge

Scott Wong, Head Coach // Hawaii Athletics
Scott Wong, Head Coach // Hawaii Athletics

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – The No. 5 University of Hawai`i women’s sand volleyball team wrapped up day one of the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge with a 2-1 record in dual match competitions.

The Rainbow Wahine dropped the first of its three matches to top-ranked Pepperdine, 5-0. The Waves also blanked UH earlier this month in Malibu. UH, however, rebounded in its next two matches, taking down Santa Clara, 4-1, and No. 6 UCLA, 3-2, in the very first meeting on the sand against each program. With Saturday’s action, the Rainbow Wahine closed out its regular-season dual match schedule with a mark of 6-7.

The Collegiate Challenge will continue on Sunday with a flighted pairs championship consisting of gold, silver and bronze divisions. Competition begins at 9 a.m. PT.

#1 Pepperdine def. #5 Hawai`i, 5-0
1.  Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PEP) def. Natasha Bell/Tai Manu-Olevao (UH) 21-8, 21-13
2.  Lara Dykstra/Caitlin Racich (PEP) def. Katie Spieler/Ginger Long (UH) 21-19, 21-17
3.  Kelley Larsen/Kellie Woolever (PEP) def. Emily Mount/Ashley Kastl (UH) 21-15, 21-11
4.  Victoria Adelhelm/Taylor Racich (PEP) def. Ali Longo/Karlee Riggs (UH) 21-17, 21-9
5.  Emily Cook/Katie Messing (PEP) def. Ku`ulei Zalopany/Olivia Urban (UH) 21-15, 21-3

#5 Hawaii  def. Santa Clara, 4-1
1.  Natasha Bell/Tai Manu-Olevao (UH) def. Danni Rottman/Taylor Milston (SCU), 21-15, 19-21, 21-19
2.  Katie Spieler/Ginger Long (UH) def. Alyssa Anderson/Haley Cameron (SCU), 21-6, 21-14
3.  Sarah Vallaro/Kat Douglas (SCU) def. Ali Longo/Karlee Riggs (UH) 21-17, 21-16
4.  Emily Mount/Ashley Kastl (UH) def. Lex Williamson/Katy Schatzman (SCU),  21-10, 21-9
5.  Ku`ulei Zalopany/Olivia Urban (UH) def. Chloe Sliger/Lacey Maas 21-13, 21-17

#5 Hawaii  def. #6 UCLA, 3-2
1.  Kelly Reeves/Meg Morton (UCLA) def. Natasha Bell/Tai Manu-Olevao (UH), 21-12, 16-21, 15-10
2.  Katie Spieler/Ginger Long (UH) def. Zoe Nitingale/Becca Strenlow (UCLA)
3.  Karsta Lowe/Bo Todorvich (UCLA) def. Ali Longo/Karlee Riggs (UH), 22-20, 17-21, 15-10
4.  Emily Mount/Ashley Kastl (UH) def. Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA), 21-18, 21-18
5.  Ku`ulei Zalopany/Olivia Urban (UH) def. Maddy Klineman/Phelix Fincher (UCLA) def. 21-9, 15-21, 15-10

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