UH women’s volleyball swept by Marquette

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Brooke Van Sickle

The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team was swept by Marquette 26-24, 27-25, 25-21 on Saturday night in Day 2 of the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

Marquette improves to 2-0 for the 2021 season and clinched the tournament title with the win over the Wahine (1-1), who were coming off their first match in almost two years on Friday night.

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Marquette edged UH in the first set 26-24 after five different players tallied three kills each.

The Golden Eagles took a quick 5-1 lead in the second set. Hawaii led as late as 22-21 but couldn’t close out the set.

MU raced to a 6-0 to start the third and led 14-5 before another Hawaii timeout. The ‘Bows strung some points together, but not enough to extend the set.

Taylor Wolf had a triple-double for Marquette with 11 kills and a game-high 23 assists and game-high 12 digs.

Brooke Van Sickle had a game-high 14 kills for Hawaii.

The Rainbow Wahine have a quick turnaround and will close the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic with a 5 p.m. match against Texas A&M (1-1) on Sunday. The winner will claim second place in the tournament.

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