SandBows win Husky Invitational, defeat UW for the title; early MVB results

Jamie Mitchell photo of Hawai'i's Jaime Santer (1)

The No. 15 Hawai’i beach volleyball team topped host Washington 4-1 to earn the championship of the Husky Invitational Saturday at Alki Beach in Seattle.

The BeachBows (13-7) went 5-0 during the tournament’s two days, including a 5-0 sweep of Portland in Saturday’semifinal. Hawai’i has now won six duals iin a row, four by sweeps.

Against the Pilots, the BeachBows drop just one set, that coming at Flight 1. Hawai’i’s Pani Napoleon-Jaime Santer rallied for a 19-21, 21-11, 15-9 win over Shayla-Hoeft-Alycia Wodke.

In the finals against UW, Hawai’i won in straight sets at Nos. 2, 3 and 5 to clinch the dual and the title. The clinching point came at Flight 2 where Brooke Van Sickle-Amber Igiede swept Natalie. Robinson-Avie Niece, 21-15, 21-12.

The teams split the final two matches, both going to three sets. The lone loss for the BeachBows came at No. 1 where Napoleon-Santer couldn’t hold on, falling to Shayne McPherson-Chloe Loreen, 11-21, 21-17, 20-18.

Hawai’i concludes its first trip to the Northwest with two duals on Sunday. At 9:30 a.m. HST, the BeachBows take on No. 9 Arizona (18-4) and then Washington (4-9) at 12:30 p.m. HST.

Hawai’i 5, Portland 0
1. Napoleon/Santer (UH) def. Hoeft/ Wodke (UP) – 19-21, 21-11, 15-9
2. Van Sickle/ Igiede(UH) def. Noelani Helm/Kellie Hughes (UP) – 21-7, 21-7
3. Kaylee Glagau-Ilihia Huddleston (UH) def. Jayde Harris/Grace Zilbert (UP) – 21-6, 21-10
4. Harlee Kekauoha-Sabrina Hardisty (UH) def. Maluhia Hirahara/Kendall Nolan (UP) – 21-9, 21-10
5. Anna Maidment-Sofia Russo (UH) def. Liz Reich/Krysten Bugarin (UP) – 21-6, 21-11
Order of finish: 2, 4, 5*, 3, 1

Hawai’i 4, Washington 1
1. Shayne McPherson/Chloe Loreen (UW) def. Napoleon/Santer(UH) 11-21, 21-17, 20-18
2. Van Sickle/Igiede (UH) def. Natalie Robinson/Avie Niece(UW) 21-15, 21-12
3. Huddleston/Glagau (UH) def. Scarlett Dahl/Kyra Petersen(UW) 21-9, 21-14
4. Kekauoha/Hardisty (UH) def. Ashley Shook/Hannah Yerex (UW) – 21-15, 16-21, 15-10
5. Maidment/ Russo (UH) def. Callie Weber/Cassidy Schilling(UW) 21-16, 21-13
Order of finish: 3, 5, 2*, 4, 1

MVB results

Big West, regular-season finales

UC Santa Barbara def. UC San Diego, 25-23, 25-16, 25-18

Ryan Wilcox (Punahou) 10-1-19, 2 aces, 9 digs, 1 block for the Gauchos

Long Beach State def. CSUN, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18

Ethan Siegfried (Punahou) 11-6-25, 2 aces, 1 BA, 3 digs

MPSF, regular-season finale

Grand Canyon def. Concordia Irvine, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17

MIVA Tournament, semifinals

No. 1 seed Lewis def. No. 4 seed Ball State, 25-15, 25-20, 25-23

No. 2 seed Loyola def. No. 3 seed McKendree in a reverse sweep, 17-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-9

EIVA Tournament, opening round

No. 4 seed Saint Francis def. No. 5 seed Charleston, 24-26, 25-20 25-17, 25-23

Conference Carolinas Tournament, semifinals

No. 1 seed Mount Olive def. No. 4 seed King, 29-27, 24-26, 25-16, 27-25

No. 2 seed Belmont Abbey def. No. 3 seed North Greenville, 25-20, 23-25. 25-19, 25-20

IVA

Championship: No. 1 seed Lincoln Memorial def. No. 2 seed Queens, 25-23, 25-19, 25-23

Third place: No. 4 seed Tusculum def. No. 3 seed Limestone, 25-23, 25-22 25-20

2 Comments

  1. Mahalo nui loa for the updates Cindy! Congrats BeachBows on a stellar win! Van Sickle/Igiede seem to be getting stronger every match. They will be soooo awesome come fall ball. By the way, have they said anything about the seniors from last year’s indoor team insofar as extending their eligibility?

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