The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team makes its first visit to Cal State Bakersfield’s Icardo Center to face the Roadrunners on their blue court today.
UH enters the match on a seven-match winning streak and with a two-game lead in the Big West standings with second-place UC Santa Barbara taking on UC Davis at home later today.
The Rainbow Wahine swept the Roadrunners 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 on Oct. 16 at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Brooke Van Sickle and Amber Igiede led a balanced UH attack with 10 kills each and the Wahine held CSUB to a .109 hitting performance.
Updates for the fifth all-time meeting between the programs (UH leads 4-0) follow below.
>> Van Sickle and Wagoner in to start the set. UH jumps out to a 6-2 lead when Wagoner puts away an overpass off Gong’s serve. CSUB errors helps UH build a 9-4 lead. A Van Sickle serve lands inside the back line and UH leads 12-7. Timeout CSUB.
>> CSUB closes to 13-10 but UH surges away again. Gong puts a dig right on Lang’s hands and she feeds Igiede for her career-high 18th kill. UH leads 17-11. CSUB takes its second timeout.
>> Williams also with a career night and her 15th gives UH a 19-13 lead. The teams trade sideouts and Igiede gives UH match point with her 20th kill. CSUB fights off the first but serves out and UH wins it 26-24, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19. Wahine improve to 19-6 overall, 16-1 in the Big West.
>> Brooke Van Sickle makes her first appearance of the night to start the third set.
>> The sideout fest continues through a 14-14 tie. Van Sickle goes down the line for her fourth kill in five swings to give UH a 15-14 lead at the media timeout.
>> A block by Williams and Lang gives UH a 16-14 lead. Riley Wagoner enters the match in the back row. UH takes a 17-15 lead on a Williams kill. Williams wins a joust on an overpass and UH goes up 19-16. Timeout CSUB.
>> Van Sickle fires an ace coming out of the timeout to give UH a 20-16 lead. CSUB answers with a 3-0 run to close to 20-19 on a Makanova block. After a CSUB error, Westerberg and Igiede team up on a block, 22-19. Igiede goes into the net, Wagoner hits long and it’s 22-21. Timeout UH.
>> Wagoner’s attack goes into the net cord and CSUB ties it at 22-22. Igiede with another kill in the middle and she puts away an overpass off Gong’s serve and UH has set point at 24-22. Timeout CSUB.
>> CSUB fights off the first set point but Wagoner goes off the block for her first kill and UH wins it 25-23 and takes a 2-1 lead in the match.
>> UH jumps out to a 2-0 lead on a kill by Williams and a Gong ace. CSUB rallies and adds two more aces in taking a 5-4 lead. Igiede and Westerberg combine on UH’s first block for a 6-5 lead.
>> CSUB goes up 11-8 on back-to-back blocks. UH rallies to tie it at 13-13 on two CSUB hitting errors. After trading sideouts, CSUB takes a 15-14 lead into the media timeout. Igiede and Williams up to nine kills each.
>> The back-and-forth continues and UH erases 19-17 deficit on a Williams kill and a CSUB error. Makanova goes off the block and Lang is called for a lift. CSUB goes up 21-19. Timeout UH.
>> Johnson hammers back-to-back kills to tie it up and UH goes ahead when McCluskey’s tip goes into the net. Timeout CSUB with UH up 22-21. Ikenaga serving for UH.
>> UH goes up 24-23 on a kill by Johnson. UH has an opportunity on set point slip away and CSUB forces deuce. A Vukobrat tip falls in the middle of the UH defense and CSUB has set point at 25-24. Timeout UH.
>> Westerberg hits wide and CSUB takes the set 26-24. Match tied at 1-1. Johnson with seven kills on 13 attempts for UH.
>> New-look lineup for UH vs. CSUB: MB Amber Igiede, MB Skyler Williams, OH Mia Johnson, OH Tiffany Westerberg, OH Braelyn Akana, S Kate Lang, L Tayli Ikenaga.
>> With Brooke Van Sickle and Riley Wagoner on the bench, UH gets out to a .476 start offensively while CSUB hits .381 as the Wahine take a 15-14 lead into the media timeout. Igiede with four kills early on. Mia Johnson with three kills in four swings. UH on a 4-0 run coming out of the timeout.
>> CSUB on a 6-2 run to take a 20-17 lead and force a UH timeout. The surge includes CSUB’s fourth ace of the set, the second by setter Seleisa Elisaia.
>> Igiede gets the serve back for UH with a kill in the middle. CSUB keeps the lead and goes up 22-20 and UH closes to within a point on a double-contact call. Janelle Gong serves up an ace to tie it up. Williams ends a rally in the middle. UH goes up 23-22. Timeout CSUB.
>> A net violation on UH ties it up. Milica Vukobrat serves up an ace to give CSUB set point at 24-23. Timeout UH.
>> Lang goes to Williams to send it to deuce. Hayley McCluskey hits long, advantage UH 25-24. Timeout CSUB.
>> UH keeps a rally alive and Igiede tips over a shot on the second touch and it falls. UH wins the set 26-24. Igiede goes 7-1-10 in the set. Williams at 5-0-7 as UH continues to run the middle.