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No. 7 Hawaii turns back No. 23 Creighton in volleyball

Hartong with 20 kills in a five-set win

By Cindy Luis

LAST UPDATED: 03:23 p.m. HST, Sep 20, 2013

Senior All-American Emily Hartong put down 20 kills, including four of Hawaii's final six points, to lead the seventh-ranked Rainbow Wahine to a 25-17, 25-16, 19-25, 20-25, 15-9 win over No. 23 Creighton in the Shocker Volleyball Classic in Wiichita, Kan.

Sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao added a career-high 14 kills and junior middle Kalei Adolpho 13 kills with one error as Hawaii (10-1, 2-0 SVC) won its eighth straight. The Wahine were outblocked by the Bluejays (7-3, 0-1) 16-5 but won the dig battle 81-58, led by senior libero Ali Longo's match-hig 23.

Hartong finished with her sixth double-double of the season when adding 16 digs. Manu-Olevao also had a double-double with 14 digs. 

Leah McNary led Creighton with 12 kills.

"Emily (Hartong) came through with some key kills at the end, but I thought we got some big matches from Tai (Manu-Olevao) and Kalei (Adolpho), Hawaii coach Dave Shoji said. "We had good balance. "We may have won the first two (sets) too easily. Creighton regrouped, got some confidence, and it turned into the tough match we had expected.

"It was disappointing that it went to five after being up 2-0. Obviously, it is a relief to win."

The Wahine's lone loss came in five at home against San Diego.

Today's match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.

The Wahine finish out the tournament Saturday (2;30 p.m. Hawaii time) against host Wichita State. 

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Good Job Wahine!! We are a better team without Jane. She was much too inconsistant. Let's GO BOWS!! (Wahine)
on September 20,2013 | 03:18PM
Eradication wrote:
Inappropriate comment. Try focusing on the team on the floor rather than players that have moved on.
on September 20,2013 | 10:06PM
Mei mei wrote:
thanks Cindy! ... go Bows!!
on September 20,2013 | 03:22PM
baileygirl9631 wrote:
Wow and this is the 7th ranked team in the nation! Over rated?
on September 20,2013 | 04:12PM
fairgame947 wrote:
Do you follow them? Overrated? Hardly. They are on the road, jet lag and all. And this is a rated team, yes, way down the list but still rated which means they have a good program.
on September 20,2013 | 04:29PM
vball808chick wrote:
until you put on a wahine uniform and walk the walk like how you talk the talk, please shut up! Over rated or not, the support from us loyal fans is very helpful epsecially on the road. And yes, I can walk the walk in a wahine uniform, trust me!
on September 20,2013 | 04:30PM
foursun wrote:
eh no get mad, that's just allie trying to use a new phrase replacing the "minor league" one he wore out along with the "I've been saying that for years".
on September 20,2013 | 06:56PM
foursun wrote:
eh no get mad! That's just allie using a new phrase "Over rated" in place of the "minor league" he wore out completely along with "I've been saying that for years".
on September 20,2013 | 06:58PM
frontman wrote:
But in 5 ......................????
on September 20,2013 | 04:18PM
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