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Maui’s Hoeft leads Portland past Rainbow Wahine

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    University of Hawaii’s Reyn “Tita” Akiu (7) went for the ball at tonight’s game against the Portland Pilots.

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Seabury Hall graduate Shayla Hoeft put down 16 kills and Portland remained undefeated as the junior middle helped the Pilots hold off Hawaii 19-25, 25-11, 25-18, 20-25, 15-8 tonight in the 24th Outrigger Volleyball Challenge at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Sophomore hitter Izzy Guzik and senior hitter Reghan Pukis each had 15 kills for the Pilots (8-0), who outblocked the Wahine 14-5 . Portland concludes its tournament visit against Idaho at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Vandals (5-3) handed San Diego State its sixth straight loss, defeating the Aztecs (1-7) in today’s first match 25-19, 20-25, 30-28, 25-14.

Junior setter-hitter Norene Iosia led Hawaii (3-3) with her first career triple-double with 15 kills, 14 assists and 13 digs.

Senior hitter McKenna Granato added 15 kills and junior middle Natasha Burns 10.

The Aztecs and Wahine meet in Sunday’s 5 p.m. finale, a match that pits two Hawaii All-Americans and Olympians as head coaches: SDSU’s Deitre Collins-Parker and Hawaii’s Robyn Ah Mow-Santos.

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