HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Swords ran into a focused Alaska-Anchorage team tonight and fell in three sets to the Seawolves (12-25, 17-25, 14-25).
Junior Whitney Viveiros (Hilo, HI/Kamehameha-Kapalama) had 6 kills and 9 digs in defeat. Sophomore Crystal Powell (Honolulu, HI/Word of Life) added 7 kills. The Swords won the dig battle 28-27.
The Seawolves took control early winning the first set handily 25-12. The Swords showed life in the second set, hitting .120 on the set, but UAA managed to answer, winning the second set 25-17.
Alaska-Anchorage won the final set 25-14 to earn the victory.
Senior Poerava Gantt (Kapaa, HI/Kapaa) contributed 7 kills and Kristina Donathan led the offense with 16 assists.
Coach Brown commented, "The coaches were nervous in warm-ups as we weren't moving our feet and it showed a little bit tonight. It was a humbling experience…a rude awakening for us, but that's ok. We will take it into practice on Monday and make some adjustments.