From the Big West
Hawai‘i senior Kalei Adolpho put on her own personal blocking clinic in earning Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honors.
The 6-1 middle blocker led the Rainbow Wahine at the net in both matches against Long Beach State and CSUN, averaging 2.11 blocks per set to help UH to a home split.
Adolpho recorded nine blocks (two solo) against the first-place 49ers. She also had a solid night offensively with nine kills on .368 hitting in the tough five-set loss.
In a four-set win over the Matadors, Adolpho collected 10 blocks, including two more solos as she spearheaded a 14.0-7.0 blocking advantage for UH. She added seven kills, helping UH improve to 9-3 in the Big West with sole possession of second place.
Also Hawaii remained at 30 in the RPI, Long Beach moved from 31 to 26, SCSUN dawn 2 to 38.
UH nominated Magill for POW and Greeley for FOW
Hawaii picked up some points but dropped to 31 from last wee’s 28.
The Wahine with 29 points.
Long Beach State moved up to No. 20 from 23.
Stanford remains at 1, no other changes in the top 8.
Other teams Hawaii has lost to:
Oregon up a spot to No. 10, UCLA down three to No. 18 and ASU up from 20 to No. 19.