Volleyball: Wahine make quick work of Boise St.

Hawaii open road trip with an easy three game win over the Bronco's.

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 2 University of Hawai`i Rainbow Wahine (16-1, 4-0 WAC) swept through the Boise State Broncos (5-14, 1-4 WAC) 30-17, 30-15 and 30-24 in front of a crowd of 763 at Bronco Gym Thursday, running their WAC winning streak to 69 matches.

Hawai`i played the match without the services of two-time All-American Kim Willoughby, who stayed home from the road trip with a strept throat. Lily Kahumoku led the way with 13 kills, nine digs, four blocks and three aces with a .550 hitting percentage. Lauren Duggins had seven kills, a season-high nine blocks and five digs, while Alicia Arnott had a career-high nine kills and three blocks. Maja Gustin came up with seven kills and four blocks in two games while Karin Lundqvist, who replaced her in the third game, had four kills on just five attempts in one game played.

UH had a season-high 18 blocks on the night, helping them outhit the Broncos .367 to -.009. Boise State was the first team this season that hit a negative hitting percentage against Hawai`i.

The Rainbow Wahine jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in game one. The Broncos kept it tight at 9-4 before a 7-0 UH run gave them a 16-4 advantage. Hawai`i would go up 20-5 before a 6-3 run by Boise State would cut the deficit to 23-11. The Broncos would keep fighting, but it wasn't enough as UH took the first game 30-17.

Boise State would play well at the start of the second game, holding Hawai`i to a 7-5 lead. It would stay close at 15-12 before UH went on a huge 15-3 run, taking game two 30-15.

The Broncos held a 5-4 lead early in game three. BSU continued to stay in the game, keeping the difference at 18-17 and 22-21. But Hawai`i would then go on to seperate themselves from the Broncos, taking the third game 30-24.

Hawai`i will now head to El Paso, Texas, where they will face the UTEP Miners on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m.


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