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No. 13 UCLA holds off Wahine in 5 sets

  • JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii outside hitter Mckenna Granato (3) has a kill attempt blocked by UCLA outside hitter Sarah Sponcil (12) during the second set of a women’s college volleyball game between the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine and the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Honolulu

Mac May put down 18 kills and No. 13 UCLA turned back No. 20 Hawaii, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10, to win the championship of the Texaco Invitational tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.

It is the first 0-3 start for the Rainbow Wahine since 1980.

Hawaii got 29 kills from McKenna Granato and a career-high 19 digs and a career-high 15 kills from Casey Castillo and a career-high 10 from Kendra Koelsch.

UH libero Savanah Kahakai also had a career high with 28 digs.

UCLA’s Reily Buechler was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Senior middle Emily Maglio also was named to the team.

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