Sandbows split games in Arizona

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 6 University of Hawai’i beach volleyball team fell to No. 5 Pepperdine, 3-2, before blanking host Arizona State, 5-0, in the Arizona State Invitational Friday at the PERA Club. The SandBows, winners of eight of their last nine matches, moved to 12-5 on the season.
UH started the day with a meeting versus No. 5 Pepperdine (13-6), its second this year against the Waves. Pepperdine beat UH, 3-2, in Honolulu on the opening day of the season and the Waves were able to replicate the feat in Arizona to snap UH’s seven-match win streak.
After Pepperdine took the first two points of the day, Morgan Martin and Pani Napoleon were able to get UH on the board with a straight set win over Alexis Filippone and Skylar Caputo. But the Waves clinched the match at the No. 2 flight where Deahna Kraft and Gigi Hernandez defeated Julia Scoles and Ari Homayun23-21, 21-15. It was just the third loss in 15 matches for the pairing of Homayun and Scoles.  UH got an impressive three-set win by Emily Maglio and Amy Ozee at the No. 1 court to complete the scoring, but it couldn’t prevent UH from falling to the Waves for the second time this season.
UH’s second match proved much easier. In their first-ever visit to Arizona State, the SandBows cruised past the Sun Devils (10-6). The SandBows won in straight sets on four of five courts and won the lone three-set contest as Kylin Loker and Hi’ilawe Huddleston (UH) defeated Sam Plaster and Kate Baldwin 21-18, 19-21, 15-12. UH improved to 5-0 all-time against Arizona State.
The Rainbow Wahine will be back in action Saturday morning for day two of the tournament, taking on No. 2 USC at 7:00 a.m. HT, before playing  Arizona State at 11:00 a.m. HT
Pepperdine 3, UH 2
1: Maglio/Ozee (UH) def. Heidi Dyer/Brook Bauer (PEP) 21-16, 16-21, 15-13
2: Kraft/Hernandez def. Scoles/Homayun 23-21, 21-15
3: Martin/Napoleon def. Filippone/Caputo 22-20, 21-17
4: Nikki Lyons/Maddie Dilfer (PEP) def. Huddleston/Loker (UH) 27-25, 21-16
5: Simone Priebe/Katie Gavin (PEP) def. Paige Dreeuws/Sofia Russo (UH) 21-18, 17-21, 15-10
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 3, 2*, 1
UH 5, ASU 0
1: Maglio/Ozee (UH) def. Ashley Wenz/Nat Braun (ASU) 21-11, 21-12                                   2: Scoles/Homayun (UH) def. Katelyn Carballo/Elly Lundberg (ASU) 21-15, 21-16
3: Martin/Napoleon (UH) def. Katie Cross/Cierra Flood (ASU) 21-16, 21-18
4: Loker/Huddleston (UH) def. Plaster/Baldwin (ASU) 21-18, 19-21, 15-12
5: Dreeuws Russo (UH) def. Emily Anderson/Lauren Weintraub (ASU) 21-16, 21-18
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 3*, 2, 1

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