HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The third-ranked Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball team celebrated senior night the way they've celebrated almost all of their matches this season, with a dominant victory over Boise State. The 5-0 win marked the second straight sweep of the day for Hawaii who also shut out Arizona State on Sunday morning to extend their historic winning streak to 27 consecutive matches.
The night was also particularly noteworthy for one of the Sand 'Bows outgoing seniors, Kaiwi Schucht. Schucht became just the third Rainbow Wahine in program history to earn 100 career wins after scoring a pair of victories with partner Emily Maglio. The duo picked up their 23 straight win, which is a school record in and of itself.
"I didn't know I was going to accomplish [my 100th win] until after my first game," said an emotional Schucht after Sunday's senior night ceremonies concluded. "It was a real shock to me. To win it on senior night was something that is so special. It's something that not everyone gets to do and there's only two other people in our program who have reached that milestone so I'm really honored."
Schucht joins esteemed company in the 100 wins club. Only Nikki Taylor (105) and Kaite Spieler (102) have matched that feat.
Now the team will look ahead as a whole toward the post season. The Rainbow Wahine will host the Big West Tournament at Queen's Beach in two weeks. Immediately after that they'll hope to compete for a national championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama.