Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
UH Hilo took a set from the seventh-ranked team in the nation.
HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The Vulcans took a set from one of the top-ranked teams in the nation, but ultimately went 0-2 Friday on day one of the Magic Island Classic by Ala Moana Hotels by Mantra with a 3-0 loss to Stanislaus State and a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Cal State San Bernardino.
The Vulcans (0-4) will be back in action early Saturday with a 9 a.m. matchup against San Francisco State (1-1) followed by a 2 p.m. match with Western Oregon (1-1).
Information for the final day of the classic at the Hawai’i Convention Center can be found here.
Cal State University San Bernardino 3, Hawai’i Hilo 1: (14-25, 25-22, 20-25, 17-25)
CSUSB entered Friday as the seventh-ranked team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Coaches Poll and twice went on consecutive-point runs of six apiece in the opening set.
But Hawai’i Hilo battled tough through the second frame and found a grove to notch a six-point streak of its own to ride out to a 25-22 victory.
During the run, Kamryn Childs (Syracuse, Utah/Syracuse HS) and Samara Cruz (Escondido, Calif./Escondido HS) notched three and two kills, respectively, as Mahina Kenoi (Hilo, Hawai’i/Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i) finished it off with a service ace.
UH Hilo again played tough in the last two sets, but the Coyotes ultimately pulled away to get the win to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Freshman Emerson Reinke (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley HS) posted 34 assists as Nikki Logan (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison HS) led with 14 kills followed by Cruz and Childs each getting nine and Sophia Charpentier (Rosemount, Minn./Rosemount HS) notching seven.
Stanislaus State 3, Hawai’i Hilo 0: (17-25, 17-25, 15-25)
It was a match of runs against Stanislaus State with the Warriors getting the best of the Vulcans in the long run in the opening-game of the day.
The Vulcans jousted with the Warriors throughout each set, but Stanislaus State was able to pull away in the latter half including scoring the last 10 points uninterrupted to close out the middle set.
Hawai’i Hilo had just one service ace in the match and zero blocks while Stanislaus State had nine aces and nine points off of blocks.
Hoke had the lone UH Hilo ace and came up with a team-leading 16 digs.
Reinke dished out 21 assists and seven digs.