No. 25 Baylor volleyball (20-8) found itself down 2-0 and 18-14 in the fourth set, but the Bears grinded out a five-set thriller over Hawai’i (18-9) in the NCAA First Round Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 16-14.
Hawaii starting OH Casey Castillo missed her team’s previous match with injury.
Both UC Davis and UC Irvine earned sweeps on Saturday while Hawaii took down CSUN in four sets.
Hawaii earned its 4th in in a row and its 2nd consecutive sweep with a 3-0 victory over UC Riverside in Honolulu Saturday evening. The Rainbow Wahine outperformed the Highlanders in attack percentage (.184 to -.022) and served up 7 aces to record the one-sided win.
Hawaii erased a two set deficit to defeat UCI on the road Sunday afternoon.
After dodging a shot from Mother Nature and Hurricane Lane, Kansas State and Hawaii got down to the business of volleyball with one match each on Saturday and Sunday. The Wildcats won both via sweep.
Emily Maglio’s double-double (14 kills, 10 blocks) led (RV) Hawaii to a four-set win at Long Beach State.
Emily Maglio attacks a ball for Hawaii in their sweep of UC Davis.
(RV) Hawaii took down Northern Arizona in sweep fashion as they won each set by double-digits.