UH beach volleyball win first home series over Long Beach State

UH beach volleyball win first home series over Long Beach State
The University of Hawaii women’s beach volleyball team opened up their 2021 home slate with a series win over Long Beach State at the T.C. Ching Athletics Complex this weekend. (Source: Hawaii Athletics)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii women’s beach volleyball team opened up their 2021 home slate with a series win over Long Beach State at the T.C. Ching Athletics Complex this weekend.

Starting on Thursday night with an exciting 3-2 win over the Beach, beginning with a three set win by Anna Maidment and Sofia Russo over Jillian Rodriguez and Emily Mattoon 19-21, 21-18 and 16-14.

The Beach would respond by downing UH’s Kaylee Glagau and Ilihia Huddleston in a sweep of 21-19 in the two sets.

UH would take the third flight thanks to Harlee Kekauoha and Kyliln Loker’s sweep of the Beach’s Kenzie Holtz and Makenzie Griffin — 21-15 and 21-15.

Hawaii would clinch the match with Pani Napoleon and Jamie Santer would help the BeachBows to improve to 6-0 on the season.

In Saturday’s doubleheader, the ‘Bows would split the day against Long Beach State in the series finale.

The Beach would take match one 3-2 to open the day’s action, while Hawaii would end the afternoon getting the 3-2 win two finish their first homestand on top, two matches to one.

The BeachBows stay at the Ching next week to host Cal Poly in a three match series.

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