Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team (0-3, 0 0 Big West) got off to a slow start but rallied to push No. 25 San Diego (3-0 0-0 WCC). The Toreros were able to hold off the late-charging Hawai’i squad in a sweep, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23. With the win, the Toreros captured the Texas A&M Invitational. UH falls to 0-3 for the first time since 2017.
Junior middle blocker Amber Igiede led UH with a match-high 11 kills and a season-high four blocks—including two solo. Rookie outside hitter Caylen Alexander shined with a solid match across the board pounding 10 kills on a team-best .474 hitting percentage (10-1-19). She added a team-best three service aces, two digs and a block. For Alexander, it marked the second time this young season that she’s notched double-digits in kills and she at lease one service aces in every match this week and her three aces vs. USD are the most for a UH player thus far.
Sophomore setter Kate Lang registered her second double-double of the season with 25 assists and 12 digs. She was one of three players to record 10+ digs led by sophomore libero Tayli Ikenaga had a team-best 15 digs while junior pin hitter Kendra Ham came off the bench and filled her stat line with her second double-digit dig match (11) to go with three kills a block and a service ace.