Volleyball: Wahine Dominate North Carolina

Hawaii easily defeats UNC in three games and advances to Saturday's Regional Final against Nebraska

Lincoln, NE. - The second ranked University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball team moved one step closer to the final four with a 30-21, 30-23, 30-22 win over 11th ranked North Carolina (32-4) Friday evening at the NCAA Central Regional.

 

Hawaii (33-1) will face the host school, Nebraska (31-1) in tomorrow's regional final.

 

Hawaii played extremely well throughout the match and was just too powerful for their ACC foe.

 

Kim Willoughby led the way for the Wahine with 22 kills and 16 digs, while hitting for a .500 percentage. Lily Kahumoku added a double-double of her own with 16 kills and 11 digs. Lauren Duggins contributed 11 kills and three blocks.

 

The Wahine dominated statistically, hitting .345 to UNC's .161. Hawaii also out dug the Tarheels 77-58 and had seven blocks to North Carolina's five.

 

In the evening's second semi-final, it was all Nebraska.

 

The Cornhusker's made quick work of Miami (Fla.) in three games, 30-18, 30-17, 30-21. Nebraska got 11 kills a piece from Laura Pilakowski and Melissa Elmer and Amber Holmquist had 10 kills of her own.

 

The Huskers height was a huge factor as they stuffed 14 balls and hit for a .350 percentage to Miami's .063.

 

Hawaii and Nebraska will meet tomorrow night for the regional championship and a berth in next weeks NCAA Championships in New Orleans.

 

You can hear the match live beginning at 2:45 p.m. Hawaii time with the pre match show on the internet at: www.hawaiisportsnetwork.com.

 

 
                              Volleyball Box Score
                            2000 Nebraska Volleyball
          North Carolina vs HAWAII (Dec 13, 2002 at Lincoln, Nebraska)
 
 
 
   North Carolina         |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS
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6  Malaika Underwood...  3|  6   1  18  .278|  1|  2   0|  1| 14| 0  2  0|  0|   9.0
7  Eve Rackham.........  3|  5   0  12  .417| 32|  0   1|  0| 11| 0  0  0|  0|   5.0
10 Molly Pyles.........  3| 11   8  47  .064|  0|  0   2|  0|  5| 0  0  0|  0|  11.0
11 Laura Greene........  3| 14   8  45  .133|  3|  0   2|  0|  8| 1  2  0|  0|  16.0
13 Aletha Green........  3|  5   1  11  .364|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  3  0|  0|   6.5
14 Holly Strauss.......  3|  5   3  22  .091|  0|  0   0|  0|  2| 0  1  1|  0|   5.5
1  Dani Nyenhuis.......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  0   4|  0|  2| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
3  Jayme Mitchell......  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
5  Caroline deRoeck....  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0| 15| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
17 Tammy Foxworth......  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
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   Totals..............  3| 46  21 155  .161| 37|  2   9|  1| 58| 1  8  1|  0|  53.0
 
 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  16  5  48  .229   GAME SCORES           1  2  3  TEAM RECORDS
   2  13 10  63  .048   North Carolina...... 21 23 22  32-4
   3  17  6  44  .250   HAWAII.............. 30 30 30  33-1
 
   HAWAII                 |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS
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1  Vakasausau, Margaret  3|  0   0   0  .000| 19|  0   0|  0|  8| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
3  Willoughby, Kim.....  3| 22   1  42  .500|  0|  0   3|  0| 16| 1  1  1|  0|  23.5
9  Kahumoku, Lily......  3| 16   3  45  .289|  2|  0   1|  1| 11| 0  1  1|  0|  16.5
12 Gustin, Maja........  3|  6   3  15  .200|  0|  0   1|  0|  6| 0  3  2|  0|   7.5
16 Tano, Nohea.........  3|  3   1   8  .250|  2|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  2  1|  0|   4.0
17 Duggins, Lauren.....  3| 11   2  21  .429|  1|  0   1|  0|  5| 0  3  0|  0|  12.5
2  Boogaard, Susie.....  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
4  Carey, Jennifer.....  3|  1   1   8  .000| 31|  0   0|  0|  4| 0  2  2|  0|   2.0
7  Ilustre, Hedder.....  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  1   0|  0| 13| 0  0  0|  0|   1.0
15 Villaroman, Melissa.  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  1| 13| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
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   Totals..............  3| 59  11 139  .345| 55|  1   6|  2| 77| 1 12  7|  0|  67.0
 
 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  21  3  42  .429   Site: Lincoln, Nebraska (NU Coliseum)
   2  19  6  56  .232   Date: Dec 13, 2002   Attend: 2513   Time: 1:30
   3  19  2  41  .415   Referees: Michael Blalock, Carlos Rodriguez

 

                
          

 


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