FINAL: The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team completed a 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 sweep victory at Cal State Northridge on Friday night, improving their overall record to 15-7 and 11-2 in the Big West.
Here’s the breaking news on it.
Cal Poly sweeps UCSB 25-18, 25-23, 25-19
5:35: Hawaii wins it 25-20, final point coming on CSUN hitting error
5:29. Hawaii up 19-15. TO CSUN
Over in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly about to sweep UCSB
5:23; Hawaii was down 1-8, have scored 4 straight to take a 12-11 lead. TO CSUN. McKenna Granato with 10 kills, her 15th match in double-digit kills. She is 7 shy of 1,000 for her career.
McKenna Granato 8-1-13, Natasha Burns 8-2-13. Sarah Liva 6-0-8.
5:04: Kill by McKenna Granato ends it Set 2 25-19.
4:57: Block by Sarah Liva and Angel Gaskin puts Hawaii up 18-12. TO CSUN
4:53: Two aces by Janelle Gong has Hawaii take a 13-9 lead. TO CSUN
4:37: Kill by Norene Iosia ends it. Set 1 to Hawaii 25-23.
4:35: Aeryn Owens with a tip shot. CSUN holds off 2 set points when closing to 24-23. TO UH
4:33: Norene Iosia hits long. CSUN pulls to 23-21. TO UH
4:28 Hawaii pulls away at 22-16. TO CSUN. McKenna Granato 3-0-4, Sarah Liva 5-0-5.
4:23: Hawaii extends lead to 17-13 on a kill by Sarah Liva and a hitting error by CSUN’s Aeryn Owens. TO CSUN.
Forgot to mention that former Long Beach State coach Brian Gimmillaro on the ESPN3 broadcast. I had joked with the Big West that it would be fun to have Dave Shoji join Brian G on a broadcast.
4:17: Hawaii up 15-13 at the TTO
CSUN will do a challenge that the block hit Ross as it was going out. That would make it 14-14. We’ll see when we come back.
Starting lineup McKenna Ross (in for Casey Castillo), McKenna Granato, Sarah Liva, Natasha Burns, Faith Ma’afala, Norene Iosia, Tita Akiu. Angel Gaskin in at Opposite in the fourth rotation.
CSUN starting all five seniors. It is Senior Night at the Matadome.
Hawaii (14-7, 10-2) at CSUN (7-17, 3-9), 4 p.m. HST
It’s Senior Night for the Matadors
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Early Top 25
4) Illinois def. Ohio State 25-17, 18-25, 25-11, 25-19
9) Creighton def. St. Johns 25-22, 25-12, 25-22
10) Pittsburgh def. Georgia Tech 25-12, 25-19, 25-19
24) Louisville def. Miami-FL 21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22
Rado Parapunov worked out with some of the Warriors, using the Mikasa volleyballs the team will be using when playing in Japan. Hawaii left today for a week-long training trip.