Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU—The University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team (2-3, 0-0 Big West) notched their second-straight sweep with a 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 win over West Virginia (2-3, 0-0 Big XII) on Day 2 of the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge. It was a block party for the Rainbow Wahine as they out-blocked the Mountaineers 14.5 (season team high) -to-8.0 on Friday night at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.
Junior Amber Igiede led the attack both on offense and defense, pounding a match-high 16 kills with just one error in 24 swings for a match-high .625 hitting percentage. She did not commit a hitting error until halfway through the third set. On defense, she was in on a match-high and season-high 7.0 blocks which included her tying her career-high with three solo blocks.
Junior outside hitter Riley Wagoner posted a career-high 5.0 blocks—including two block solos—and put down eight kills with a pair of aces. Patrolling the back line, sophomore libero Tayli Ikenaga recorded her third consecutive and fourth double-digit dig match this year with 11 digs. Sophomore setter Kate Lang dished out 29 assists and distributed her sets as all five hitters posted at least three kills apiece.