Senior hitter Annie Mitchem put down 13 kills with no errors and No. 14 Hawaii had a season-high 14 blocks in a 25-14, 25-13, 25-18 sweep of UC Irvine in a Big West volleyball match tonight in Irvine, Calif.
Senior opposite Nikki Taylor added 11 kills, also with no errors, becoming the 12th Rainbow Wahine to reach 1,300 career kills. Junior middle Emily Maglio was in on nine blocks and Taylor seven for Hawaii (19-5, 12-1).
Junior libero Savanah Kahakai added a match-high 16 digs for the Wahine, who put their seven-match winning streak on the line Saturday at UC Davis (13-13, 6-7). Tonight’s match lasted 104 minutes.
Sophomore opposite Harlee Kekauoha led the Anteaters (10-17, 5-8) with nine kills. Junior libero Luna Tsujimoto had 11 digs for UCI, which has lost four in a row.
Freshman setter Norene Iosia finished with a double-double (28 assists, 11 digs) as Hawaii won its sixth consecutive match in straight sets. The Wahine also have won 19 sets in a row dating back to the Oct. 14 win over UC Irvine when they dropped Set 3 in a 3-1 victory.