Senior middle Emily Maglio put down 13 kills without an error and junior hitter McKenna Granato added 12 kills as Hawaii turned back UC Irvine 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 in the Big West volleyball season opener for both tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Sophomore setter Norene Iosia had 39 assists and 11 digs for her fourth consecutive double-double. Senior libero Savanah Kahakai had 24 digs for the Rainbow Wahine (7-5, 1-0).
Junior hitter Haley DeSales led the Anteaters (12-2, 0-1) with 17 kills. Senior libero Luna Tsujimoto had 23 digs.
It was Hawaii’s 20th consecutive home conference victory, marked by Granato reaching the 500-kill career mark. The Wahine ran their record to 37-0 over the Anteaters.