The Stanford Cardinal ended
The Cardinal now advances to Saturday's national championship match and an opportunity to defend their national title they won last year.
The Cardinal have now beaten
The Wahine, at times, had Stanford against the ropes, but every time, just like when the two teams played in Honolulu over a month ago, the Cardinal found a way to pull it out.
If it wasn't the offense of Logan Tom or Ogonna Nnamani, it was their defense that would pull them through.
Nnamani finished with a team high 15 kills and five blocks while Tom, the reigning national player of the year, had 13 kills and 21 digs.
For the match,
The loss marked the ending of the careers of three very talented Wahine. Setters Jennifer Carey and Margaret Vakasausau as well as defensive specialist Hedder Illustre played their final game for
Hawaii returns a strong nucleus next season with all-Americans Kim Willoughby, Lily Kahumoku and Lauren Duggins all returning, along with starters Nohea Tano and Maja Gustin.