UH women’s volleyball has winning streak snapped by UC Santa Barbara

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The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team lost its first Big West Conference game of the season after being swept 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 at UC Santa Barbara on Friday.

Hawaii drops to 11-6 overall and 8-1 in Big West Conference play, putting an end to an 8-0 run to start conference play. Meanwhile the Gauchos improved to 12-9 and 8-1 in Big West play, putting themselves in a tie with the Rainbow Wahine at the top of the conference standings.

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Three players had at least 10 kills for UCSB, including Ennis Rowan, who had 11.

For Hawaii, Brooke Van Sickle had a team-high 11 kills and was one dig away from a double-doubl.e

The Rainbow Wahine have a quick turnaround and will face off at Cal State Northridge on Saturday. First serve is set for 4 p.m. HST.

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