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No. 7 Hawaii sweeps Wichita State in volleyball

Hartong has 13 kills as the Rainbow Wahine win their ninth straight

By Cindy Luis

LAST UPDATED: 02:19 a.m. HST, Sep 22, 2013

Senior All-American Emily Hartong put down a match-high 13 kills, all coming in the first two sets, and sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao added 10 as No. 7 Hawaii made its first road trip of the season a successful one when sweeping host Wichita State Saturday 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 to win the Shocker Volleyball Classic in Wichita, Kan.

It was the fourth championship for the Rainbow Wahine in as many tournaments. Although the event isn't officially over until Sunday, when Wichita State and No. 23 Creighton meet for second place, Hawaii was awarded the championship trophy before leaving, with Hartong named the MVP. She was joined on the all-tournament team by senior setter Mita Uiato and junior middle Kalei Adolpho.

The Rainbow Wahine (11-1) ran their winning streak to nine while snapping the Shockers' winning streak at 10 in front of 3,251 at Charles Koch Arena. Senior libero Ali Longo had 20 of Hawaii's digs 45 against Wichita State (11-2, 1-1) in the 81-minute victory.

Hawaii returns to play an exhibition against Toyota Auto Body of Japan on Wednesday. The Wahine open their Big West title defense Friday when they host Cal State Fullerton.

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Tipops wrote:
Thank the Lord for Wahine volleyball, otherwise there would be no bright spot on the UH landscape.
on September 21,2013 | 05:55PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well really lots going on as far as academics, including Astronomy.
on September 21,2013 | 08:28PM
foursun wrote:
I don't think tipops knows that UH has a Science department. A very good one at that!!
on September 22,2013 | 08:22AM
mctruck wrote:
Wahine sports really picking up momentum; all coaches should be compensated with a substantial raise$$$$.
on September 22,2013 | 05:02AM
koolau wrote:
Hartong and Uiato deservedly receive much of the accolades, but in my opinion Ali Longo should be right up there. She makes the most remarkable digs over and over seemingly effortlessly. She's got to be one of the best, if not THE best defensive UH Wahine volleyball players ever.
on September 22,2013 | 05:47AM
foursun wrote:
koolau you are on the money there. Without Longo they would have a couple of more losses. ALI LONGO IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF THIS WAHINE VOLLEYBALL TEAM!! GO LONGO!!!
on September 22,2013 | 08:20AM
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