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No. 17 Hawaii rallies past Iowa

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    2015 September 04 SPT - HSA PHOTO BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL UH Wahine Nikki Taylor, Tayler Higgins, Tai Manu-Olevao, Savanah Kahakai, Olivia Magill and Kalei Greeley regrouped after an official's call did not go their way in the first set against Iowa at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday.
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Junior hitter Nikki Taylor put down a match-high 22 kills and senior middle Olivia Magill had 11 of Hawaii’s 17.5 blocks as the 17th-ranked Rainbow Wahine turned back Iowa, 18-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 in Friday’s second match of the 27th Hawaiian Airlines Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center. 

Sophomore hitter Kalei Greeley finished with a double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs for Hawaii (4-0), which takes on American (3-2) in Saturday’s 7 p.m.match. Junior setter Tayler Higgins added 44 assists and 11 digs for the Rainbow Wahine off to their best start since opening 5-0 in 2012. 

Lauren Broast led the Hawkeyes (2-2) with 14 kills. 

In Friday’s opener, No. 25 UCLA swept American, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18. The Bruins (2-1) 13 kills from Jordan Anderson while Allison Cappellino led the Eagles with eight. 

UCLA and Iowa meet Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

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