The SandBows just can’t stop winning.
Hawaii’s beach volleyball team won its opening match of the 2018 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship this morning in Alabama with a 3-0 win over No. 6 seed South Carolina.
The No. 3 seed Rainbow Wahine (36-3) will now take on No. 2 seeded Pepperdine (25-3) in the championship bracket at 11 a.m. HT. This matchup is a rematch of last year's NCAA semifinal matchup won by Pepperdine, 3-0.
With the win, Hawaii extended its nation-leading win streak to 31 matches. The victory also marked a milestone head coach Jeff Hall, who picked up his 100th career victory.
Hawaii beat the Gamecocks (24-8) for the second time this year as Ari Homayun and Amy Ozee won their 25th straight dual match while Carly Kan and Laurel Weaver breezed on Court 3.
Paige Dreeuws and Hannah Zalopany took care of business on Court 5 to seal the straight-set victory.
Hawaii 3, South Carolina 0
1: Schucht/Maglio (UH) vs. Cadie Bates/Katie Smith (SC) 21-11, 22-21, unfinished
2: Lea Monkhouse/Morgan Martin (UH) vs. Shannon Williams/Ali Denney (SC) 21-12, 16-21, 4-4, unfinished
3: Kan/Weaver (UH) def. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schneider (SC) 21-13, 21-13
4: Homayun/Ozee (UH) def. Leah Perri/Macie Tendrich (SC) 21-19, 21-13
5: Dreeuws/Zalopany (UH) def. Harrison/Dimke (SC) 21-19, 21-17
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