The Hawaii beach volleyball team concluded its first road trip undefeated by picking up two wins today at the Bay Area Classic at Stanford, Calif.
The fifth-ranked Rainbow Wahine (7-2) swept Utah 5-0 and defeated host and No. 20 Stanford 4-1. It was the third victory over the Cardinal (3-6) in nine days, the other two coming 5-0 in last weekend’s Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Classic.
Hawaii’s only loss of the day came against Stanford at Flight 2, where Maia Hannemann and Julia Scoles lost to Tori Ashkinos-Sunny Villapando, 15-21, 21-19, 15-12 to tie the dual at 1-1. The SandBows won the next three flights, the clinching point coming at the 3s when Amy Ozee and Brooke Van Sickle downed Maddie Dailey-Amelia Smith, 21-17, 21-16.
Flight 1 also went three sets with Morgan Martin and Pani Napoleon rallying past Charlie Ekstrom-Sunny Villapando, 16-21, 21-14, 15-9 in the final contest of the day.
Hawaii didn’t drop a set against the Utes in today’s first dual. Former Wahine indoor player McKenna Granato, playing as a graduate student, was part of Utah’s Flight 3, and Tiyana Hallums (Kamehameha), also a graduate student, was part of Flight 2.