The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team suffered its first loss of the Big West Conference season in 2022, falling at Cal Poly 25-22, 31-33, 25-21, 25-19 on Saturday night.

Hawaii falls to 10-6 overall and 7-1 Big West play, while Cal Poly improves to 10-8 overall and 7-1 in conference matches, leapfrogging the Rainbow Wahine in the standings.

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After surviving Cal State Bakersfield on Friday, the Rainbow Wahine took on the Mustangs for a quick turnaround on Saturday in an early battle for first place in the Big West Conference standings.

Behind a spirited sellout crowd, the Mustangs played inspired and were led by Maia Dvoracek’s double-double of 21 kills and 14 digs, where were both match-highs.

Amber Igiede had a team-high 16 kills for Hawaii, who made 31 errors and hit just .145.

The Rainbow Wahine will return home for a pair of home matches, beginning with Cal State Northridge on Friday at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center at 7 p.m.