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No. 12 Hawaii Holds Off USC In Five To Advance To NCAA Second Round

12/2/2016

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Courtesy of Hawai‘i Athletics Media Relations


The No. 12 University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team (23-5, 15-1 Big West) survived and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round after outlasting USC in five grueling sets to open the tourney, 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 16-25, 15-13 at the Sports Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Rainbow Wahine had four players record double-digits in kills, led by Nikki Taylor who put down 23 kills with six blocks while Emily Maglio added a career-high 15 kills with six blocks.  Annie Mitchem posted 12 kills; McKenna Granato had her third double-double and Norene Iosia tallied her 13th double-double of both their careers.

Taylor, the two-time Big West Player of the Year, notched her eighth 20 kill match season and her 19th double-digit kill game of the season. It also marked her seventh double-double of the year with 10 digs.

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