In the second match of a mainland road trip the No. 6 BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball team swept Holy Names University in three sets (25-20, 25-16, 25-10) on Friday night.
The Seasiders improve to 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the Pacific West Conference. Holy Names remains winless on the year at 0-16 and 0-7 in league play. BYU-Hawaii hit a solid .327 clip and held the Hawks to just a .039 hitting percentage on the night. Shih Ting Chen led with 14 kills and 12 digs while Yung Chun Chen added an efficient nine kills on 10 swings. Noel Pauga added two solo blocks, three kills and two service aces.
The first set looked to be all Holy Names at the start as the Hawks ran out to an 7-1 lead. The Seasiders woke up at that point and a Pauga ace tied up the score at 18-18. BYU-Hawaii closed the set with a 7-2 run to take a 1-0 advantage.
Both teams were competing in the second set until another 7-2 run midway through the set put the Seasiders well out in front with a 20-11 lead. Each team traded scores down the stretch but BYU-Hawaii was too far in front and controlled set No. 2 for a 25-16 win.
Holy Names brought some punch in the third set with a 3-0 lead but it was all Seasiders from there. BYU-Hawaii took control with an 8-6 lead and never looked back, finishing the third set on a 17-4 showing for the sweep.
BYU-Hawaii plays at Dominican University tomorrow (Saturday) at 6 p.m. PT.