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Rainbow Wahine open road trip at Cal State Fullerton

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 5, 2021

The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team went the distance in a home win over Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 3. They’ll take the lessons of that close call into today’s rematch at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. UH controlled the first two sets against the Titans at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center, but had to survive in five after Cal State Fullerton rallied in the third set and ran away in the fourth. The match remains UH’s lone five-set duel […]

Phillips sparks Rainbow Wahine in comeback win

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 4, 2021

Daejah Phillips tapped into a simple source of energy in the Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s exhibition win over Hawaii Pacific on Wednesday. “I didn’t want to lose to them again,” Phillips said. With the Rainbow Wahine trailing the Sharks 44-38 at halftime, the memory of her college debut against the Sharks last December helped fuel Phillips in a second-half surge that helped power UH’s 86-76 comeback win at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Back in December, Phillips posted 11 […]

Rainbow Wahine close homestand against UC Riverside

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 30, 2021

The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team closes the sixth week of conference play looking to remain tied atop the Big West standings and undefeated against UC Riverside. UH enters tonight’s match at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center at 28-0 in the all-time series with the Highlanders and opened conference play this season with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-16 win in its conference opener on Sept. 23 Riverside, Calif. That started an eight-match winning streak that ended with a loss at UC […]

Rainbow Wahine face UC Davis, welcome fans back

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 29, 2021

For the first time since Dec. 7, 2019, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team will play in front of home fans when the Rainbow Wahine take on UC Davis tonight at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. The Wahine had played in an empty arena for their first nine home matches due to pandemic restrictions, which were eased to allow 500 spectators for tonight’s match and Saturday’s meeting with UC Riverside. That represents a fraction of the 10,300-seat capacity, […]

Rainbow Wahine look to rebound against Matadors

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 23, 2021

Coming off their first conference loss of the season, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will look for a bounce-back performance today against Cal State Northridge at the Matadome. Hawaii (11-6, 8-1 BWC) will try to extend a 10-match winning streak against CSUN (4-15, 3-6) and end the first half of the Big West schedule with a share of first place. The Wahine enter today’s match a half-game behind UC Santa Barbara (13-9, 9-1) after being swept by the Gauchos on […]

Rainbow Wahine, Gauchos meet for top spot in Big West

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 22, 2021

The top two teams in the Big West meet today when Hawaii (11-5, 8-0 BWC) takes on UC Santa Barbara (12-9, 8-1) at the Thunderdome in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Rainbow Wahine own a 43-9 advantage in the all-time series with the Gauchos and won both meetings in 2019. UH’s current 19-match winning streak in Big West contests began with a sweep at the Thunderdome on Oct. 12, 2019 when Hanna Hellvig put away 14 kills and McKenna Ross added […]

Big West-leading Rainbow Wahine take on Roadrunners

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 16, 2021

And then there was one … With UC Santa Barbara’s four-set loss at UC Davis on Saturday, Hawaii enters Saturday’s match with Cal State Bakersfield as the lone undefeated team in Big West play. The Rainbow Wahine (10-5, 7-0 BWC) will try to end the weekend alone in first place when they take on the Roadrunners (10-5, 3-4) at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in the third meeting between the programs. UH swept a two-match series with CSUB in […]

Rainbow Wahine host Cal Poly in Big West showdown

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 15, 2021

Hawaii has longer, more storied women’s volleyball rivalries, but the series with Cal Poly has carried Big West title implications for the last three seasons. The Mustangs swept the Rainbow Wahine in 2017 and went on to finish undefeated in conference play, two games ahead of UH in the final standings. The teams split their 2018 meetings and Cal Poly again edged Hawaii by a game for the conference title. Hawaii flipped the script in 2019 in placing a game […]