UH loses consecutive conference matches for first time since 1993
POSTED: 6:29 p.m. HST, Oct 26, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 7:12 p.m. HST, Oct 26, 2013
Senior hitter Emily Hartong put down a match-high 29 kills and sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao added 14 but it was not enough as No. 8 Hawaii dropped a second consecutive five-set match in Big West play tonight, falling to UC Davis 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 15-25, 15-9, in Davis, Calif.
It was the first time that the Aggies (12-9, 4-4) had defeated the Wahine (15-4, 5-3) in three meetings. It was also the first time since 1993 that Hawaii dropped consecutive conference matches and the first time since 1994 that the Wahine have lost three matches in conference play.
Hawaii is now 1-4 in five-set matches this season with all of its losses coming in five sets.
Hartong finished with her 11th double-double of the season when adding a career-high 21 digs. Manu-Olevao also finished with a double-double with 11 digs in the 2 hour, 16 minute match.
Hawaii out blocked UCD 10-7.5 with sophomore middle Jade Vorster in on seven and freshman hitter Nikki Taylor six. Senior setter Mita Uiato also had a double-double with 55 assists and 12 digs, senior libero Ali Long had 14 digs and junior defensive specialist 11 digs.
Mary Schroeder led the Aggies with 17 kills and Devon Darmelio 13 kills and 13 digs.
The Wahine return home to host UC Irvine Friday and Long Beach State Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m.