SandBows Dominate; Milestone Day For Homayun and Maglio
The No. 6 University of Hawaii beach volleyball team ran roughshod with three dominating victories to open up the Big West Challenge Saturday at Pismo Beach.
PISMO BEACH, Calif. – The No. 6 University of Hawaii beach volleyball team ran roughshod with three dominating victories to open up the Big West Challenge Saturday at Pismo Beach. The SandBows (16-6) didn't drop a single set in defeating CSUN, CSU Bakersfield, and UC Davis by identical 5-0 scores.
In the process, a pair of SandBows reached record heights. In the first match of the day, Emily Maglioteamed with Amy Ozee for a straight set victory over CSUN's Daniella Molinari and Seyvio Wagoner at the top of the order. That gave Maglio win 100 in her storied four-year career, just the fifth SandBow to reach that mark. Maglio won two more matches on the day and now stands at 102 all-time.
Meanwhile, her fellow member in the century club, Ari Homayun, made history of her own in the very next match versus CSU Bakersfield. Her second win of the day with Julia Scoles – a 21-17, 21-12 victory over CSUB's Cameron Solberg and Milicia Vukobrat – pushed the senior past Nikki Taylor (103) and Kaiwi Schucht (103) as the school's all-time wins leader. With three wins total on the day, Homayun now stands at 105 for her career.
Another UH pair Is approaching a record of its own. The No. 3 pair of Morgan Martin and Pani Napoleonextended their win streak together to 13 matches – all of them by straight sets. The duo has now won 26 straight sets, just two shy of the school record of 28 set by the pair of Homayun and Ozee last year.
The SandBows will be back on the beach on Sunday with three more matches. UH will face No. 9 Long Beach State at 6:00 a.m. HT and Sacramento State at 9:00 a.m. HT, before capping the weekend with a showdown against host and No. 7 Cal Poly at 12:00 p.m. HT.
UH 5, CSUN 0
1. Maglio/Ozee (UH) def. Molinari/Wagoner(CSUN) 21-15, 21-4
2. Scoles/Homayun (UH) def. Honeycutt/Maughan (CSUN) 21-12, 21-5
3. Martin/Napoleon (UH) def. Brydon/McMurray (CSUN) 21-15, 21-7
4. Kylin Loker/Hi'ilawe Huddleston (UH) def. Nevarez/McLeod (CSUN) 21-12, 21-8
5. Sofia Russo/Paige Dreeuws (UH) def. Rosso/Klein (CSUN) 21-13, 21-11
UH 5, CSU Bakersfield 0
1. Maglio/Ozee (UH) def. Briannah Mariner/Mattison Degarmo (CSUB) 21-17, 21-7
2. Scoles/Homayun (UH) def. Solberg/Vukobrat (CSUB) 21-17, 21-12
3. Martin/Napoleon (UH) def. Sidney Wicks/Hana Makanova (CSUB) 21-11, 21-13
4. Loker/Huddleston (UH) def. Emily Hansen/Brooke Boiseau (CSUB) 21-16, 21-17
5. Russo/Dreeuws (UH) def. Rafa Bonifacio/Ally Barber (CSUB) 21-15, 21-17
UH 5, UC Davis 0
1. Maglio/Ozee (UH) def. Lauren Matias/Jane Seslar (UCD) 21-14, 21-9
2. Homayun/Scoles (UH) def. Heather Reed/Savannah Schroeder (UCD) 21-10, 21-12
3. Martin/Napoleon (UH) def. Josie Ough/Paloma Bowman (UCD) 21-11, 21-13
4. Huddleston/Loker (UH) def. Rose Holscher/Demari Webb (UCD) 21-10, 21-14
5. Dreeuws/Russo (UH) def. Nicole Andrade/Jackie Graves (UCD) 21-9, 21-3