Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU—The University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team (3-5, 0-0 Big West) ended their non-conference season with a bang as they rallied for the five-set, reverse sweep win over Southern California, 22-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-8. Junior outside hitter Riley Wagoner bounced back and stepped up downing a team-high 17 kills on Saturday night at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center on the final night of the Hawaiian Airlines Volleyball Series.
Wagoner came through with timely kills and hit for a season-high .389 hitting percentage (17-3-30) after hitting -.022 the previous night. She finished the match with eight digs, two blocks and two service aces.
Amber Igiede added 15 kills while hitting a match-highs of a .400 hitting percentage (15-3-30) and six blocks. Igiede has recorded 10+ digs in seven of UH’s eight matches this year. The junior middle blocker also contributed with eight digs and two assists in the win.
As a team, after hitting .155 on Friday night, sophomore setter Kate Lang led the UH offense with 41 assists as the UH offense out-hit USC, .278-to-.197. The ‘Bows cut down their errors almost by half from the previous night with 17 errors in five sets on Saturday. Lang had a pair of aces and was in on three blocks.