Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU—The University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team (1-3, 0-0 Big West) opened the 2022 Outrigger Volleyball Challenge by notching its first win of the season with a sweep over previously unbeaten Texas State, 28-26, 25-20, 27-25. The Rainbow Wahine were buoyed by its first no-limit, post-COVID crowd of 5,023 as the ‘Bows held off the Bobcats in a tough three sets on Thursday night at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Junior Amber Igiede was a force in the middle, tying her career-high with 20 kills.
Igiede also tied her season high with 4.0 blocks while picking up four digs, two assists and a service ace. She hit a team-high .562 (20-2-32) and did not commit a hitting error until mid-way thru the third set. She also set a new career high with 32 attacks.
Junior pin-hitter Riley Wagoner notched her second double-digit kill match with 12 kills. She finished with 10 digs, three assists, and two service aces. Sophomore setter Kate Lang recorded her third double-double this season with 43 assists and 10 digs. Lang orchestrated the offense as UH hit a season-best .344 hitting percentage. She tied her career-high with four kills. Sophomore libero Tayli Ikenaga tied her season-high with a match-high 17 digs. Freshman outside hitter Caylen Alexander put down nine kills in her home debut and has now issued at least one service ace in all four of UH’s matches.