Volleyball: Wahine Headed to New Orleans!

Hawaii snaps Nebraska's 63 match home winning streak on the way to a four game win and a trip to the Final Four.

Lincoln, NE. - Before a sold out crowd of 4,357 at the Nebraska Coliseum,  the sixth seeded Wahine (34-1) volleyball team advanced to the NCAA National Championships next week in New Orleans  with a 30-25, 25-30, 30-27, 30-21 win over the third seed Nebraska Cornhuskers.

 

The win not only gave Hawaii the Central Regional championship and a berth in the Final Four, but it snapped Nebraska's 63 match home winning streak, which is the second longest in NCAA history.  The Cornhuskers had not loss at home since September 22, 1999.

 

Hawaii was led once again by the duo of Kim Willoughby and Lily Kahumoku. Each had 25 kills a piece while Kahumoku had 16 digs and Willoughby added 13 digs of her own. Lauren Duggins contributed 10 kills, seven digs and three blocks.

 

All three were named to the All-Regional team with Willoughby being named the tournaments MVP.

 

Nebraska got 17 kills a piece from Amber Holmquist and Laura Pilakowski. Anna Schrad had 10 kills and 15 digs for the Cornhuskers.

 

The Wahine hit for a .240 percentage to Nebraska's .203. The Wahine also out dug the Huskers 91 to 77. Nebraska out blocked UH 10 to six.

 

Hawaii will face Stanford in one of the national semi-final matches and USC and Florida will meet in the other beginning on Thursday.

 

Stanford defeated Hawaii in three games in Honolulu in early November and are the defending National Champions.

 

 

 
                              Volleyball Box Score
                        2002 NCAA Volleyball Tournament
           Hawai`i vs #4 Nebraska (Dec 14, 2002 at Lincoln, Nebraska 
 
   Hawai`i                |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
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1  Vakasausau, Margaret  4|  0   0   0  .000| 32|  0   1|  0| 10| 0  0  0|  0
3  Willoughby, Kim.....  4| 25  14  64  .172|  0|  0   4|  0| 13| 0  1  1|  0
5  Tano, Nohea.........  3|  5   1   9  .444|  1|  0   0|  0|  2| 0  0  0|  0
9  Kahumoku, Lily......  4| 25   6  68  .279|  1|  1   0|  0| 16| 0  0  0|  0
12 Gustin, Maja........  4|  5   3  19  .105|  0|  0   4|  0|  4| 0  3  2|  0
14 Duggins, Lauren.....  4| 10   1  21  .429|  1|  0   1|  0|  7| 0  3  2|  0
2  Boogaard, Susie.....  3|  1   0   5  .200|  2|  0   1|  0|  1| 0  1  0|  0
4  Carey, Jennifer.....  4|  2   1  10  .100| 28|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  4  0|  0
7  Ilustre, Hedder.....  4|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  1   1|  0| 18| 0  0  0|  0
15 Villaroman, Melissa.  4|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  0   0|  1| 19| 0  0  0|  0
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   Totals..............  4| 73  26 196  .240| 67|  2  12|  1| 91| 0 12  5|  0
 
 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  24  8  55  .291   GAME SCORES           1  2  3  4  TEAM RECORDS
   2  15  8  52  .135   Hawai`i............. 30 25 30 30  34-1
   3  18  4  47  .298   #4 Nebraska......... 25 30 27 21  31-2
   4  16  6  42  .238
 
   #4 Nebraska            |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
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1  Cepero, Greichaly...  4|  4   1  14  .214| 46|  0   2|  0| 15| 2  1  0|  0
3  Holmquist, Amber....  4| 17   7  36  .278|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  4  1|  0
8  Elmer, Melissa......  4|  7   6  26  .038|  1|  0   0|  0|  3| 0  3  1|  0
9  Pilakowski, Laura...  4| 17   4  50  .260|  1|  1   4|  0|  9| 0  1  0|  0
16 Schrad, Anna........  4| 10   5  36  .139|  1|  0   3|  0| 15| 1  3  2|  0
26 Saleaumua, Jennifer.  4|  9   2  27  .259|  4|  0   3|  0| 12| 0  2  2|  0
2  Lynch, Michelle.....  4|  0   0   1  .000|  1|  0   1|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  0
5  Wischmeier, Lindsay.  4|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  0   0|  2| 21| 0  0  0|  0
6  Dowling, Jenae......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  0
13 Rebholz, Ally.......  1|  0   0   2  .000|  1|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
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   Totals..............  4| 64  25 192  .203| 56|  1  13|  2| 77| 3 14  6|  0
 
 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  13  5  51  .157   Site: Lincoln, Nebraska (NU Coliseum)
   2  17  4  46  .283   Date: Dec 14, 2002   Attend: 4357   Time: 2:10
   3  21  7  53  .264   Referees: Michael Blalock, Mary Blalock
   4  13  9  42  .095
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
                            
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
                        
 
 

 

 
 
 
                             
 
 

 

                                         


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