The first set started out back-and-forth until a 4-1 Rainbow Wahine run gave UH the 9-7 advantage. A couple kills by Danielson got Hawai'i the 18-14 lead. After NMSU scored a couple points, UH ran away with it, scoring the final seven points of the set, capped by a couple Satele kills, taking it 25-16.
NMSU jumped out early 4-2 before a couple blocks by Satele and Hewitt capped a six-point run to put the Rainbow Wahine ahead 8-4. UH continued to hold that lead with a big 5-0 run making it 21-11. Hawai'i continued to dominate throughout the set, taking it 25-14. UH only allowed the Aggies to score one point off their serve in the set, siding out at an amazing 92 percent rate (13-for-14).
After a back-and-forth start to the third set, Hawai'i took control, using a five-point run to go ahead 10-4. A 6-1 run by the Rainbow Wahine later in the set got it to 17-7.