FINAL: Pepperdine defeats Hawaii in five, 19-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 15-6, to fall to 16-8 on the season with the nonconference loss.
Here’s the breaking news on it.
Mahalo to The Voice of Hawaii Volleyball Tiff Wells for the picture from Firestone Fieldhouse.
Set 5 Pepperdine wins 15-6
6:09: Wahine down 10-4. TO.
6:07: Not looking good. Pepperdine rolled out 7-1 and now 8-3 at the changeover
6:03. McKenna Granato hits long. Waves up 4-1. TO UH
Set 4 Hawaii wins 25-18.
5:57: this time Wahine held, finishing it on a kill by Kamalei Krug and a Waves HE. On to Set 5
5:55: Hitting error by McKenna Granato makes it 23-18. It was 23-16. TO UH.
5:51: Waves hitting error, Hawaii up 20-15. TO Waves.
5:43: Kamalei Krug with a couple of kills and in on block. Hawaii leads 10-8. TO Pepperdine.
SET 3 Pepperdine 25-22
5:29. Shades of UCSB. Dyer with 4 aces and Pepperdine serving 24-22. Make that 5 aces to end it. Pepperdine wins.
5:27: Wahine led at 22-17. Waves have closed to 22-20. TO Hawaii.
5:20: Wahine on a 5-0 run, two consecutive blocks by Kamalei Krug and Norene Iosia, makes ti 16-14. TO Waves.
5:14: Hawaii down by as much as 8, has closed to 13-9. TO Waves
5:09: Momentum has switched sides with the teams. Pepperdine up 10-3. TO UH
SET 2 Hawaii 25-20
4:59: Hawaii uses a 3-0 run to close it out 25-20.
4:46: Ace by McKenna Granato gives Hawaii its largest lead at 22-18. Waves answer with a 2-0 run. It’s 22-20. TO Wahine
4:50: With Janelle Gong serving, Hawaii has jumped out to 18-16 lead. TO Waves.
4:45: Sky Williams with the kill, Wahine close to 15-13. TO Waves.
4:40: McKenna Granato blocked, Waves up 12-8. TO Wahine.
4:31: McKenna Ross replacing Casey Castillo, Sky Williams in at middle for Sarah Liva.
SET 1 Pepperdine 25-19
4:27: Waves needed three set points. Two kills by Sarah Liva staved off the inevitable. Pepperdine wins 25-19.
4:22: Hawaii having problems with the taller Waves. Pepperdine up 20-15. TO Wahine.
4:13: Natasha Burns hits wide, Waves up 11-7, TO Wahine. Pepperdine has led from the start (3-0).
Starting lineup for Hawaii
McKenna Granato, Casey Castillo, Norene Iosia, Faith Ma’afala, Natasha Burns, Sarah Liva, Tita Akiu.
Former Wahine libero Ali Longo an assistant for the Waves.
Hawaii (16-7, 12-2 Big West) at Pepperdine (16-8, 10-4 WCC)
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Spoke with Cia Goods-Fernandez’ husband Rob yesterday. He thanks everyone for their memories on the blog.
He said he enjoys them and it keeps Cia alive for him and family. The post is still open if you would like to add a memory.