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No. 17 Hawaii sweeps American

  • DARRYL OUMI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Hawaii's Nikki Taylor (14), Olivia Magill (9) and Kalei Greeley (11) put up a triple block in the game between the American University Eagles and the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine at the Stan Sheriff Center.
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Junior hitter Nikki Taylor put down 15 kills and sophomore hitter Kalei Greeley added 10 as the 17th-ranked Rainbow Wahine swept American 25-22, 25-18, 25-20 in Saturday’s second match of the 28th Hawaiian Airlines Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center. 

The Rainbow Wahine (5-0), matching their best start since 2012, face No. 25 UCLA in the tournament final at 5 p.m. The Bruins (3-1) swept Iowa, 25-20, 25-16, 25-13, in Saturday’s first match.

The victories set up a true championship match between the two longtime rivals. Hawaii has won 11 and UCLA nine. 

American (3-3) and Iowa (2-3) meet for third place at 2;30 p.m.

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