LAS VEGAS – The University of Hawai'i advanced to the championship match of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament following a 25-11, 25-21, 25-16 victory over Idaho, Tuesday at The Orleans Arena in front of a pro-Hawaii crowd of 2,484.
The Rainbow Wahine (28-1), winners of their last 23 matches, extended their WAC Tournament win streak to 30 dating back to 1998 and advance to their 13th championship match. UH also won its 19th consecutive match in straight sets and extended its set win streak to 62.
As a team, UH hit .381 while limiting the Vandals (14-15) to .150. Alicia Milo had 12 kills and 10 digs to lead Idaho.
The Rainbow Wahine jumped all over the Vandals in Set 1 with an 8-3 lead. UH extended its advantage to 20-7 following a 9-1 run which included three kills each by Satele and Danielson. Hawai'i finished off the Vandals and captured the set, 25-11 while hitting .412 with 16 kills and only two errors.
In Set 3, the Rainbow Wahine scored seven of the first nine points forcing Idaho to burn its first timeout. After another four point run, UH led 11-2 and the Vandals used both timeouts. Down 15-5, Idaho closed to within 18-12 but that would as close as they would get as the Rainbow Wahine won 25-16.