Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU—The University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team (9-5, 6-0 Big West) held off UC San Diego (8-10, 1-5 Big West) in a four-set marathon, 27-25, 30-28, 23-25, 25-19 to remain the lone unbeaten team in the Big West. Hawai’i’s Riley Wagoner led the Rainbow Wahine offense with a career-high 25 kills, while Talia Edmonds posted a career-high 28 digs after an unexpected start at libero for the first time as a Rainbow Wahine. The match easily could have gone in favor of the scrappy Tritons, but the never-say-die Hawai’i squad rally to edge out UCSD in the first two and pulled away late in the fourth for the win on Saturday night at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.
It marked Wagoner’s third career 20+ kill match and second this season. Her 25 kills was the most since former Rainbow Wahine standout Emily Maglio recorded 27 kills at Cal Poly on Oct. 27, 2017. Wagoner hit .314 for the match with nine errors on a career-high 51 swings. It was Wagoner’s 10th overall and eighth-straight double-digit kill match of the year.