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No. 12 Wahine sweep Northridge

  • DARRELL MIHO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Wahine Nikki Taylor attacks from the back row during a match against the Cal State Northridge Matadors tonight at the Matadome. UH won the match 3-0.

Senior opposite Nikki Taylor put down 13 kills, becoming the 15th Hawaii player to reach 1,200, and No. 12 Hawaii swept Cal State Northridge 25-14, 25-15, 25-15 tonight in Northridge, Calif. It was Hawaii’s 26th consecutive Big West volleyball victory dating back to 2014 and the Rainbow Wahine’s seventh straight win this season.

Junior middle Emily Maglio added eight kills for Hawaii (12-4, 5-0 Big West). Junior libero Savanah Kahakai had a match-high 14 digs.

For the Matadors (6-11, 2-3), sophomore hitter Aeryn Owens had six kills and senior hitter Julie Haake added five. CSUN was without starting setter Lauren Conati.

Hawaii held the Matadors to negative .040 hitting, the third straight match the Wahine’s opponent was negative. All 14 Hawaii players on the travel roster played.

Taylor is at 1,202 kills and needs 18 to pass Jessica Sudduth for 14th on the career list. Taylor also had a double-double with 11 digs.

Hawaii outblocked CSUN 10-9. All of the Wahine’s blocks came in the first two sets.

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