Hawaii drops NCAA semi final to Florida State, looks to keep national title hopes alive against UCLA

Hawaii drops NCAA semi final to Florida State, looks to keep national title hopes alive against UCLA
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the first time in 32 matches, the Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball team lost today in the semifinals of the 2018 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship to Florida State, 3-2.

The Seminoles (33-6) punched their ticket into Sunday's national title game while the SandBows(37-4) are still alive in their national title hunt. Hawaii will play No. 1 seed UCLA tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. HT with th winner playing Florida State in the final at 8 a.m. HT.

Hawaii's last loss, coincidentally, came on March 10 against the same Florida State squad in the East Meets West Challenge.

Hawaii will now face UCLA (38-4) for the fourth time this season. The SandBows went 1-2 against the Bruins while playing them three times in the first five matches of the year.

Florida State 3, Hawaii 2

1. Vanessa Freire/Tory Paranagua (FSU) def. Emily Maglio/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) 21-12, 14-21, 15-12

2. Katie Horton/Hailey Luke (FSU) def. Morgan Martin/Lea Monkhouse (UH) 14-21, 21-16, 15-11

3. Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (UH) def. Sara Putt/Macy Jerger (FSU) 17-21, 21-19, 15-11

4. Amy Ozee/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Molly McBain/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 22-20, 21-16

5. Fitzpatrick/Goncalves (FSU) def. Dreeuws/Zalopany (UH) 24-22, 21-23, 15-12

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