Rainbow Wahine advance in NCAA Tournament, downing Mississippi State in five sets
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team moves onto the second round of the NCAA Tournament after surviving a five set match with Mississippi State.
Despite a slow start to the match, Hawaii would prevail 17-25, 25-14, 25-13, 21-25, 15-11 to down the Bull Dogs in Seattle on Friday.
MSU came out swinging to start the even, dominating Hawaii to take the first set, before a complete reversal by UH to easily take the the next two sets.
The Bull Dogs weren’t done yet, taking set for to force a win-or-go home fifth set.
Hawaii would prevail in the end to advance to the next round where they will face the winner of the Washington-Brown match.
Reigning Big West Conference Player of the Year Brooke Van Sickle and setter Kate Lang each contributed a double-double — Van Sickle finished with 16 kills and 23 digs, while Lang notched 10 digs and 47 assists.
Hawaii moved to 22-7 on the year.
The next match is set for Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Hawaii time on ESPN +.
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