#5 Hawaii Sweeps #6 Arizona to Shake up Beach Season Early (3/3/2017)

  0 Braden Keith | March 04th, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Big West, College - Beach, Pac-12, West Coast Conference

The first power-versus-power matchup of the 2017 season came on Friday evening, where 5th-ranked Hawaii thumped 6th-ranked Arizona with a 5-0 sweep at the Arizona Invitational on the Wildcats’ home sand.

The Rainbow Wahine actually lost the first point of their day when #4s Hi’ilawe Huddleston and Amy Ozee lost to Arizona State’s Kassidy Picrell and Katelyn Carballo in 3 sets, but from there-out the team was perfect.

Hawaii has a huge shakeup in their lineup this season, with freshman Morgan Martin being inserted immediately into the #1 line in a pairing with senior Mikayla Tucker, who is promoted after spending most of last season at the #3 line with a 22-10 season record.

The pair gelled well early though, taking 3-set wins in both games – including over Arizona’s powerful #1s the Witt twins Mckenna and Madison.

#12 Grand Canyon also started their season off strong with a pair of wins in their home tournament against Colorado Mesa and New Mexico.

Winning Team Losing Team Score Winning Team Recap Losing Team Recap
#5 Hawaii Arizona State 4-1 Link Link
#5 Hawaii #6 Arizona 5-0 Link Link
#6 Arizona Jacksonville 5-0 Link Link
#12 Grand Canyon Colorado Mesa 5-0 Link Link
#12 Grand Canyon New Mexico 4-1 Link Link
Arizona State Jacksonville 5-0 Link Link
Missouri Baptist Principia (Ill.) 4-1 Link Link
Stevenson Missouri Baptist 4-1 Link Link
Texas A&M Kingsville Principia 5-0 Link Link
Texas A&M Kingsville Stevenson 3-2 Link Link
Loyola Marymount Colorado Mesa 4-1 Link Link
TCU Colorado Mesa 5-0 Link Link
TCU Loyola Marymount 4-1 Link Link



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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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