The 14th-ranked Rainbow Wahine swept UC Riverside, 25-10, 25-18, 25-22, on the road at the SRC Arena in Riverside, Calif. on Friday night.
Hawaii was led by McKenna Granato who hit .438 with a match-high 12 kills and just 2 errors. Nikki Taylor entered the game needing just seven kills to tie former UH All-American Diana Jessie, who played from 1984-87, at 1,266. Taylor now has 1,270 career kills and is now just seven kills shy of tying former All-American Emily Hartong at 11 with 1,277 total kills. Taylor also recorded four blocks, seven digs and four aces to fill her stat line against the Highlanders.
Emily Maglio led UH’s block party with six, but eight Rainbow Wahine tallied at least one block in the match. Maglio hit .462 for the match, with seven kills and just one error in 13 swings.
Libero Savanah Kahakai led UH with 12 digs and had six assists. It marked her 15th match this season that she has recorded double-figures in digs.
UH head coach Dave Shoji now has 1,194-203-1 career wins and needs just seven wins to become only the second coach in NCAA DI history to record 1,200 wins.
Hawai‘i will stay on the road to take on Cal State Fullerton tomorrow night at Titan Gym at 4:00 pm HST.
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