Fueled by All-American Emily Hartong’s 20 kills, 12th-ranked Hawaii pulled away from UC Riverside,
25-20, 25-15, 25-18, Friday in Riverside, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine’s seventh straight win gives them a 23-4 record going into today’s final regular-season volleyball match at Cal State Fullerton.
They are 12-3 in the Big West and can earn a share of their 19th consecutive conference title if they win tonight. UC Santa Barbara (17-10, 12-3 BWC) lost to Long Beach State for the second time Friday, fighting off three match points before falling 25-14, 18-25, 20-25, 25-21, 16-14.
Hawaii had to rally from a frigid start to win the first set at Riverside (2-26, 1-15), which got its only conference victory at Cal Poly last week.