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No. 5 Hawaii beach volleyball team goes 2-1 on opening day

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii’s Pani Napoleon puts one over the net at UCLA’s Abby Van Winkle today.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii’s Pani Napoleon puts one over the net at UCLA’s Abby Van Winkle today.

The fifth-ranked Hawaii beach volleyball team finished 2-1 on Day 1 of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic at Queen’s Beach, upsetting No. 3 LSU 3-2, sweeping No. 19 Stanford 5-0 and falling to No. 1 UCLA 3-2.

The Rainbow Wahine (2-1) are seeded second in Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. semifinal and will have a rematch with the Tigers (1-2). The top-seeded Bruins (3-0) meet the Cardinal (0-3) in the other semifinal at noon.

The third-place match is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday followed by the championship match at 3 p.m.

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Against LSU, Hawaii won at Flights 1, 2 and 3. The clinching point was decided at Flight 3 with Brooke Van Sickle and Amy Ozee rallying for a 16-21, 21-12, 15-13 victory over Kahlee York and Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope in the final match of the day.

The SandBows didn’t drop a set against Stanford in today’s second match. In the opening dual, UCLA extended its winning streak

Earlier today, the top-ranked Bruins (2-0) extended their winning streak over Hawaii to six. UCLA won at Flights 1, 3 and 5, the clinching point coming at No. 1 where UCLA’s Savvy Simo and Abby Van Winkle topped Morgan Martin and Pani Napoleon, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11. Three of the five flights went to three sets.

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