Junior hitter McKenna Granato put down 18 kills and Hawaii won its ninth straight, sweeping UC Santa Barbara 25-20, 26-24, 25-11 in a Big West volleyball match tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Rainbow Wahine (11-5, 5-0) saw senior libero Savanah Kahakai move into fifth place on the program’s all-time digs list, her 11 tonight giving her 1,242. Senior middle Emily Maglio was in on 10 of Hawaii’s 12 blocks, including two solo.
The Gauchos (3-14, 2-3) dropped their third straight road match. Sophomore hitter Lindsey Ruddins, the conference leader in kills (5.53 kps), was held to 11.
Hawaii hosts Cal Poly (15-2, 5-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in an early showdown for first place in the Big West.