For the first time since 2013, Hawaii will be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament.
The Wahine (24-3) are seeded No. 12 and will play Northern Colorado in Friday’s second match at 7 p.m. In the first match at 4:30 p.m. San Diego will face Washington State.
The winners meet in Saturday’s second round at 7 p.m. The second-round winner moves on to the third round that will be hosted by the highest remaining seed on Thursday, Dec. 12. The regional final is Saturday, Dec. 14.
The Wahine are in the region with fourth-seeded Wisconsin. Sixth-seeded Pittsburgh is in the side of the bracket opposite of Hawaii.
Baylor is the No. 1 seed, Texas No. 2 and Stanford No. 3.
The four regional winners advance to the final four, Dec. 19 and 21 in Pittsburgh.
This the 19th time Hawaii has hosted the opening round but just the third since 2003. In 2013, the Wahine were seeded 11th, losing to BYU in the second round at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. Prices have not been announced. For information, call 956-4482.