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Rainbow Wahine face Highlanders in Big West opener

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 23, 2021

Following a bye week to rest and recharge, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team opens defense of the Big West title today at UC Riverside. The Rainbow Wahine enter the match at SRC Arena in Riverside, Calif., at 3-5 following a rocky non-conference schedule. UC Riverside (4-7, 0-1) was swept by UC Davis in the opening match of the Big West season on Tuesday. UH entered the season as the favorite in the coaches poll and is 27-0 in the all-time […]

Game Night: Rainbow Wahine vs. USC, Round 2

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 11, 2021

A night after outlasting USC in four sets, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will go for a sweep of the Outrigger Volleyball Series tonight at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Wahine (3-4) got breakout performances from freshmen Annika de Goede and Anna Kiraly, who combined for 19 kills with just four errors between them in Friday’s 25-17, 11-25, 25-21, 25-20 win over the Women of Troy (3-4). Tayli Ikenaga contributed a season-high 15 digs in the win […]

Game Night: Hawaii-USC renew rivalry

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 10, 2021

Hawaii and USC renew their women’s volleyball rivalry tonight when the programs open the two-match Outrigger Volleyball Series at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Wahine and Trojans had seven meetings between 2003 and 2011 with four coming in the NCAA tournament. But they’ve crossed paths far less frequently since and tonight’s meeting will be the first since UH’s five-set win in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament in Minneapolis. USC is also making its first […]

Game Day: Rainbow Wahine close trip vs. No. 19 Utah

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 4, 2021

A challenging road trip ends with what figures to be the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s toughest test so far. The Rainbow Wahine (2-3) close their three-match stay in the Beehive State by taking on No. 19 Utah (4-0) at 3 p.m. today in the finale of the Utah Classic at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. The match will be streamed on the Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Radio. UH enters the match looking to avoid the program’s first […]

Game Morning: No. 22 San Diego up next for Wahine

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 3, 2021

The road doesn’t get any easier for the Rainbow Wahine today. After opening their first road trip of the season with a five-set loss at Utah Valley, the Wahine (2-2) face No. 22 San Diego (1-1) in an 8:30 a.m. (Hawaii time) matchup in the Utah Classic at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. UH won two meetings against the Toreros in 2019 in Manoa, pulling out a five-set win in the season opener and sweeping USD in the […]

Game Day: UH hits the road at Utah Valley

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 2, 2021

After a 2-1 showing in the season-opening Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic, Hawaii opens another run of three matches in three days with today’s meeting with Utah Valley (2-1) in Orem, Utah. After today’s match at Lockhart Arena, the Rainbow Wahine face No. 22 San Diego on Friday morning and No. 19 Utah on Saturday. Along with playing its first road match of the season, Hawaii will be playing in front of fans for the first time since the 2019 […]

Game Day: Wahine face Aggies in tourney finale

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 29, 2021

Hawaii enters the final day of the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic looking for a bounce-back performance against Texas A&M in today’s tournament finale at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Both teams lost to Marquette and swept Fairfield over the first two days of the tournament and will meet for second place after Marquette (3-0) clinched the title. Texas A&M dropped a five-set decision to Marquette in Friday’s tournament opener and Hawaii fell in three sets to the Golden […]

Game Night: Rainbow Wahine take on Golden Eagles

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 28, 2021

Coming off a sweep of Fairfield, Hawaii faces Marquette in Day 2 of the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Both teams received votes in the ACVA preseason poll — Hawaii with 47 and Marquette with 27 — and tonight’s match is the first meeting between the programs since the Golden Eagles pulled out a five-set victory in Robyn Ah Mow’s debut as UH head coach on Aug. 25, 2017. Skyler Williams’ 12 blocks in […]