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University of Hawaii SandBows eliminate Cal Poly after falling to UCLA


    Morgan Martin from Hawaii hit the ball at the net, today, at the NCAA beach volleyball tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Seventh-seeded Hawaii rebounded from its near-upset of UCLA this morning to eliminate Big West rival Cal Poly in today’s elimination dual at the NCAA beach volleyball tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The Rainbow Wahine (27-10) clinched the dual 3-0 with the Mustangs at Flight 2 when Ari Homayun-Julia Scoles defeated Macy Gordon-Emily Sonny, 21-19, 21-17. The SandBows also won at Flights 3 and 4; Flights 1 and 5 both were headed to a third set when the match was clinched and remained unfinished.

Hawaii advances to Saturday’s elimination match with Stetson (9 a.m. Hawaii time). The Hatters upset top-seeded USC 3-1 but then lost to fifth-seeded LSU 3-2 to fall into the losers bracket.

Hawaii was 0-3 against Cal Poly this season, including a 3-2 loss in the Big West tournament April 27. The sixth-seeded Mustangs lost their opener today 3-0 to third-seeded Florida State.

Earlier today, the Women of Troy swept Pepperdine 3-0 in an elimination match. Fourth-seeded Pepperdine lost its opening dual to LSU, 3-0

For Hawaii, the Rainbow Wahine opened the NCAA tournament the same way they ended the 2018 tourney: with a 3-2 loss to UCLA.

The defending national champion Bruins (32-3) needed to come from behind to defeat the SandBows for the fourth time as many NCAA duals, winning at Flights 1 and 3 in three sets. The clinching point came at No. 1 where Hawaii’s Emily Maglio and Amy Ozee had several match points, the last at 18-17.

Twins Megan and Nicole McNamara tied it for the 12th time at 18 and hitting errors by Ozeen and Maglio ended it, 20-22, 21-15, 20-18.

Hawaii and UCLA split the first two flights with the SandBows taking the 2-1 lead win Kylin Loker-Hi’ilawe Huddleston outlasted former UH player Lea Monkhouse and Savvy Simo, 21-16, 12-21, 15-6

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