UH women’s volleyball remains undefeated in conference play with sweep over Long Beach State


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The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team remained undefeated in Big West Conference play with a 26-24, 25-16, 25-21 sweep over Long Beach State on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

The Beach jumped out to a 15-9 lead in the first set and had the Rainbow Wahine at match point with a 24-23 advantage, but the Rainbow Wahine took three straight points after that to steal the set despite hitting .194 as a team.

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Hawaii breezed through the second and third sets after the close call in the first.

Brooke Van Sickle led Hawaii’s attack with a team-high 15 kills, while Kate Lang had a double-double of 37 kills and 11 digs, which were both game-highs.

For The Beach, Erykah Lovett had 15 kills while Kashuana Williams added 14 kills but had 12 errors.

The Rainbow Wahine improve to 6-5 overall and 3-0 in Big West play, while Long Beach State drops to 7-8 overall and 1-3 in Big West games.

The Rainbow Wahine will close out their two-game homestand with a 5 p.m. match against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday.

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