Hawaii swept in volleyball exhibition against Japanese pro team
June 25, 2017 | 75° | Check Traffic

Sports| Top News

Hawaii swept in volleyball exhibition against Japanese pro team


Former Hawaii All-American hitter Kanani Danielson put down 10 kills in two sets and Toyota Auto Body played tenacious defense in sweeping the Rainbow Wahine 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 in an exhibition volleyball match tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.

A turnstile crowd of 3,653 (5.798 tickets) watched as Saki Takeda put down a match-highi 16 kills and the Nagoya-based pro team out-dug Hawaii 62-55 over 90 minutes.

Sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao finished with a team-high 11 kills and was just one of two Wahine to play all three sets. The other was senior libero Ali Longo, who finished with nine digs.

UH coach Dave Shoji used 15 players in the warmup for Friday’s Big West Conference opener against Cal State Fullerton. The match with the Titans will start at 7 p.m.

Senior All-American Emily Hartong had six kills and an ace in two sets and senior hitter Ashley Kastl added seven kills when coming off the bench in Set 3. 

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.