BeachBows finish Day 1 of Husky Invitational 3-0

Jamie Mitchell photo of Brooke Van Sickle and Amber Igiede

The No. 15 Hawai’i beach volleyball team went a perfect 3-0 in pool play to start off the Husky Invitational on Friday at Alki Beach. in Seattle The BeachBows (11-7) swept both Oregon and Portland 5-0 scores then defeated host Washington, 4-1, to close out the day.

Hawai’i takes the No. 1 seed into Saturday’s bracket play semifinal and will face Portland (7 a.m. HST). Washington and Oregon meet in the other semifinal. The losers play for third pace (10 a.m. HST) with the championship to follow at 11:15 a.m. HST,

Hawai’i has won a season-best four straight. The BeachBows dropped just one flight, that coming at No. 3 when Harlee Kekauoha-Lea Kruse fell to Scarlett Dahl-Kyra Petersen, 2-1, with Set 3 16-14.

On Sunday, Hawai’i plays Arizona and Washington.

Hawai’i 5, Oregon 0
1. Pani Napoleon/Jaime Santer (UH) def. Carly Wallace/Madelyn LaFollette (UO) 21-15, 21-10
2. Brooke Van Sickle/Amber Igiede (UH) def. Josie Cole/Anastasia Lima (UO) – 21-15, 21-8
3. Kekauoha/Kruse (UH) def. Wetton/Ashley Schroeder (UO) – 21-12, 21-13
4. Ilihia Huddelston/Kaylee Glagau (UH) def. Delaney Hopen/Savannah Siegrist (UO)  21-13, 21-17
5. Maidment/Russo(UH) def. Batia Rotshtein/Abby Plevin (UO)  21-17, 21-11
Order of finish: 3, 5, 4*, 2, 1

Hawai’i 5, Portland 0
1. Napoleon/Santer (UH) def. Shayla Hoeft/Alycia Wodke (UP) 21-15, 21-7
2.  Van Sickle/ Igiede(UH) def. Noelani Helm/Kellie Hughes (UP)  21-9, 21-10
3. Kekauoha/Kruse(UH) def. Jayde Harris/Grace Zilbert (UP)  21-9, 21-14
4. Huddelston/Glagau(UH) def. Maluhia Hirahara/Kendall Nolan (UP)  21-11, 21-11
5. Maidment/ Russo(UH) def. Liz Reich/ Bugarin (UP) 21-10, 21-8
Order of finish: 5,3,2*,4,1

Hawai’i 4, Washington 1

1. Napoleon/Santer(UH) def. Shayne McPherson/Chloe Loreen (UW)- 21-19, 21- 16
2.  Van Sickle/Igiede (UH) def. Natalie Robinson/Avie Niece(UW)- 21-10, 21-14
3. Dahl/Petersen(UW) def. Kekauoha/Kruse (UH) 2-1
4. Huddelston/Glagau (UH) def. Ashley Shook/Hannah Yerex (UW) – 21-11, 21-12
5. Maidment/ Russo (UH) def. Weber/Schilling(UW) 21-16, 20-22, 15-7
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1*,5,3

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