No. 18 UH Women’s Volleyball sweeps CSUN in final regular season home-stand
The No. 18 University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team (23-3, 13-2 Big West) defeated Cal State University Northridge in straight sets at the Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday night. Scores went 25-18, 25-12, and 25-14.
The win over CSUN clinches a share of the Big West title. It is the first conference title for head coach Robyn Ah Mow and the first since for the Rainbow Wahine since 2016 when Dave Shoji was still head coach. It marks UH's ninth Big West crown and 24th overall conference title.
"It's definitely bittersweet," said senior setter/outside hitter Norene Iosia following Thursday's win. "All the seniors have grown together here."
"It was great. I told them I don't remember the last time I smiled that much," added head coach Ah Mow.
Fittingly on Senior Week, senior outside hitter McKenna Ross led the Rainbow Wahine with 11 kills on Thursday night. Hawaii also out-blocked the Matadors 10-2.
The Wahine now stretch their win streak to ten matches and will play their final regular season match against Long Beach State (12-15, 9-6 Big West) Friday. Senior Night festivities will follow for Rika Okino, Kirsten Sibley, Norene Iosia, Bailey Choy, and Mckenna Ross.
The theme for Friday's match is "White Out". Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite white UH apparel.
The University of Hawaii Athletics Department is anticipating heavy traffic around Lower Campus and surrounding streets for Friday's Senior Night match.
The UH Manoa Commuter Services department is encouraging fans attending to arrive early and allow extra transit time, utilize the Waialae gate into Lower Campus, and use alternate parking zones on Upper Campus (free shuttle service).