July 20, 2024
BeachBows Fall Short In Big West Championship

HONOLULU – The College of Hawaii women’s beach volleyball team’s quest for a Huge West Championship crown came to a bitter shut with a pair of close losses to rivals Very long Seaside Point out and Cal Poly Saturday at Queen’s Seashore. The Rainbow Wahine (27-8) fell by identical 3-2 counts while failing to progress to the match finals for the first time in the seven-yr heritage of the party. 

No. 2 seed Extended Beach front State (24-14), ranked 11th-nationally, captured it is 1st-ever event title though ending Cal Poly’s (15-25) 3-calendar year reign as convention champions. In the meantime, three-time champion Hawai’i continues to look for its very first title considering that 2018. 

UH entered the match as the major seed immediately after likely a mixed 10- against the Massive West in the normal-year. The ‘Bows opened the match Friday with a 4-1 acquire more than Cal Poly on Friday,  but the ‘Bows were being stung two times on Saturday with every single match coming down to the wire. 

In the opening match of the working day LBSU acquired off to a swift 2- lead with straight set wins at the No. 4 and 5 courts. Kylin Loker and Riley Wagoner notched a straight set earn on Courtroom 2 to give UH its first point of the dual. It came down to Courts 1 and 3 and both equally went down to the wire in the third and deciding set. The Seashore eventually clinched the match when Malia Gementara and Taylor Hagenah outlasted Kaylee Glagau and Brooke Van Sickle 17-21, 21-19, 16-14. It was just the 3rd reduction in 31 matches for UH’s leading duo.

It was a monumental get for LBSU. The Seashore entered the weekend winless all-time (-9) from UH in the Big West Championship. UH had also gained 7 straight in the total series, together with three earlier wins this period. 

UH looked to bounce back again in an elimination match versus Cal Poly with the winner moving on to the finals. Van Sickle and Glagau bounced back from it is really morning loss with an spectacular 21-16, 21-17 get above Piper Naess and Jayelin Lombard that gave the BeachBows a 2-1 twin match lead. But the Mustangs would pull the stunner by successful the remaining two courts in a few sets.  Delaney Peranich and Brooke Golik’s 18-21, 21-19, 15-12 win about Jaime Santer and Ilihia Huddleston clinched the upset. 
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The eighth-rated BeachBows now await its postseason fate with upcoming week’s NCAA Assortment Display on Sunday, April 30. The NCAA Championship is Might 5-7 in Gulf Shore, Ala. 

Very long Seashore Point out 3, Hawai’i 2 
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1. Gementara/Hagenah (LBSU) def. Glagau/Van Sickle (UH) 17-21, 21-19, 16-14
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2. Loker/Wagoner (UH) def. Sydney Stevens/Julia Westby (LBSU) 21-11, 21-18
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3. Ilihia Huddleston/Jaime Santer (UH) def. Megan Widener/Natalie Glenn (LBSU) 17-21, 21-13, 22-20
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4. Maggie Walters/Christine Deroos (LBSU) def. Sarah Burton/Lea Kruse (UH) 21-14, 21-14
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5. Mari Molina/Emily Mattoon (LBSU) def. Chandler Cowell/Sydney Miller (UH) 21-15, 21-11
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Buy of Complete: 4,5,2,1,3

Cal Poly 3, Hawai’i 2
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1. Van Sickle/Glagau (UH) def. Piper Naess/Jayelin Lombard (CP) 21-16, 21-17
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2. Piper Ferch/Izzy Martinez (CP) def. Loker/Wagoner (UH) 21-18, 15-21, 15-9
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3. Delaney Peranich/Brooke Golik (CP) def. Santer/Huddleston (UH) 18-21, 21-19, 15-12
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4. Emma Zuffelato/Kalee Graff (CP) def. Kruse/Burton (UH) 21-18, 21-19
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5. Miller/Cowell (UH) def. Susie Lloyd/Margo Smith (CP) 21-7, 21-16
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Buy of End: 5,4,1,2,3

BWC Day 2 Results
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Lengthy Seashore State 3, Hawai’i 2
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Cal Poly 4 UC Davis 1
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Cal Poly 3 Hawai’i 2
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Lengthy Beach State 4 Cal Poly 1
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