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Senior All-American Emily put down 20 kills, including four of Hawaii’s final six points, to lead the seventh-ranked Rainbow Wahine to a 25-17, 25-16, 19-25, 20-25, 15-9 win over No. 23 Creighton in the Shocker Classic in Wiichita, Kan.
Sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao added a career-high 14 kills and junior middle Kalei Adolpho 13 kills with one error as Hawaii (10-1, 2-0 SVC) won its eighth straight. The Wahine were outblocked by the Bluejays (7-3, 0-1) 16-5 but won the dig battle 81-58, led by senior libero Ali Longo’s match-hig 23.
Hartong finished with her sixth double-double of the season when adding 16 digs. Manu-Olevao also had a double-double with 14 digs.
Leah McNary led Creighton with 12 kills.
The match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.
The Wahine finish out the tournament Saturday (2:30 p.m. Hawaii time) against host Wichita State