The 2021 season has come to an end for the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team.
After advancing to the Round of 32 with a five-set win over Mississippi State on Friday, the Rainbow Wahine were swept 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 against No. 15 Washington in Seattle on Saturday.
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Hawaii’s season ends at 22-8, while the Huskies improve to 26-4.
The Rainbow Wahine hit just .134 against a stout Washington team, and no players for UH reached the double-digit mark in kills. Amber Igiede had a team-high eight kills, while freshman setter Kate Lang had team-highs in assists (19) and digs (8).
Claire Hoffman made her presence felt for Washington with a match-high 20 kills, while Ella May Powell had a double-double of 34 assists and 12 digs, which were both match highs as well.
Washington advances to the Sweet 16, where it will face No. 2 Texas in the Austin regional.
Despite having its season come to an end, Hawaii maintained a streak of 28 straight NCAA Tournaments in which it was eligible after winning its second straight Big West Conference championship last week.