Volleyball: Wahine Advance to Title Match

Hawaii to play for the WAC Tournament title against Nevada after a three game win over San Jose State.

Reno- It wasn't pretty, but the second ranked Wahine (27-1) did what they needed to do Saturday night in defeating San Jose State (14-15)  30-24, 30-25, 30-24 at the WAC Championship Tournament in Reno.

 

Hawaii advances to the championship match for the second straight year after the conference resumed the tourney last season after a two year hiatus. Hawaii has appeared in all five WAC tourney championship matches, losing to then WAC member BYU in 1996 and 1997 and beating BYU in 1998 and San Jose State last year.

 

The Wahine will face the host school, Nevada, who got by Fresno State in a four game thriller, 18-30, 30-28, 30-24, 40-38.

 

Kim Willoughby had a match high 25 kills, Lily Kahumoku pounded down 12 kills and a team high 15 digs and Maja Gustin added 10 kills of her own in leading the Wahine to victory.

 

Hawaii hit .290 for the match to the Spartans .141 and out blocked San Jose State 11 to 4.

 

Tomorrow match can be heard live on the internet beginning at 10:45 a.m. Hawaii time at: www.hawaiisportsnetwork.com.

 


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