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Jolie Rasmussen’s long-awaited return gives the Wahine volleyball team a boost

  • Video by Stanley Lee / slee@staradvertiser.com

    The No. 18-ranked and No. 12-seeded Hawaii women's volleyball team powered past Northern Colorado 26-24, 24-26, 25-8, 25-15 on Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center for its first win in the NCAA tournament in three years.

  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE-STAR ADVERTISER
                                Jolie Rasmussen, left, ran onto the court to celebrate with her teammates after Hawaii defeated Northern Colorado in four sets on Friday. It was Rasmussen’s first match since she suffered an ankle injury on Sept. 12.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE-STAR ADVERTISER

    Jolie Rasmussen, left, ran onto the court to celebrate with her teammates after Hawaii defeated Northern Colorado in four sets on Friday. It was Rasmussen’s first match since she suffered an ankle injury on Sept. 12.

At 18-4 it was already deafening. When a Northern Colorado mis-hit into the net made it 19-4 Hawaii, it was eardrum-splitting. This wasn’t six points from aloha ball — as much as it felt like it. Read more

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