#3 UH Sand Volleyball goes 2-1 at USAV challenge

Hawai'i Athletics

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – The No. 3 University of Hawaii sand volleyball team went 2-1 in dual match action during the first day of the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge at Hermosa Beach. The Rainbow Wahine defeated CSU Bakersfield and Arizona and lost to No. 2 Pepperdine by identical 5-0 scores.

UH started the day with a pair of wins over CSUB and Arizona to run its win streak to nine straight matches. Twelve of UH’s 15 wins this season have come via shutout. The Rainbow Wahine, however, saw their win streak come to a halt with a 5-0 loss to the Waves in the day’s finale. It marked UH’s first loss since a 3-2 setback against then-No. 2 USC  in Honolulu on March 19.

The Rainbow Wahine are 15-3 on the season with two of the losses coming via Pepperdine. The other loss came during the first USAV event last month. Meanwhile pair of Karissa Cook and Brittany Tiegs dropped a match for just the third time in 30 matches this season falling to Pepperdine’s Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever, 21-14, 17-21, 15-12.

The second day of the USAV Beach Collegiate Competition will involve pair competition.  Action will commence with a Bronze Draw (9:00 a.m. PT start), Silver Draw (10:00 a.m) and Gold Draw (11:00 a.m.). The pair finals are scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. PT

April 12 Results
#3 Hawai’i def. CSU Bakersfield, 5-0
1 Karissa Cook/Brittany Tiegs (UH) def. O’Hagan/Araujo, 21-8, 21-10
2 Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Guitare/Alvidrez, 21-18, 19-21, 15-13
3 Ginger Long/Ali Longo (UH) def. Bartsch/Bowen, 21-10, 21-12
4 London Chow/Tayler Higgins (UH) def. Youngblood/Haynes, 21-18, 20-22, 15-8
5 Hannah Rooks/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Perrins/Little, 21-17, 21-16
6 Sarah Mendoza/Olivia Urban (UH) def. Flemion/Tucker-Campbell, 21-19, 21-9

#3 Hawai’i def. Arizona, 5-0
1 Cook/Tiegs (UH) def. Witt/Witt, 21-14, 21-23, 15-11
2 Spieler/Taylor (UH) def. Kingdon/Lewis, 21-18, 19-21, 15-12
3 Long/Longo (UH) def. Cook/Arizobal, 21-9, 21-14
4 Chow/Higgins (UH) def. Kiser/Rhoades, 23-21, 21-12
5 Mendoza/Tucker (UH) win by forfeit

#2 Pepperdine def. #3 Hawai’i, 5-0
1 Larsen/Woolever (Pepperdine) def. Cook/Tiegs, 21-14, 17-21, 15-12
2 Strehlow/Dykstra (Pepperdine) def. Spieler/Taylor, 21-18, 24-22
3 Racich/Knudsen (Pepperdine) def. Long/Longo, 24-22, 21-16
4 Cook/Messing (Pepperdine) def. Chow/Higgins, 21-14, 17-21, 16-14
5 Adelhelm/Asprey (Pepperdine) def. Rooks/Tucker, 21-13, 21-11
6 Mendoza/Urban (Hawaii) def. Racich/Cash, 24-22, 22-20

*Courtesy of Hawai’i Athletics*

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