HONOLULU - The University of Arizona volleyball team swept the Hawai`i Rainbow Wahine 30-26, 39-37 and 30-24 in front of a crowd of 2,984 in a spring exhibition match at the Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday.
Whitney Dosty led the way with 17 kills, Alanna Resch added 13 kills and 18 digs, and Randy Goodenough finished with 10 kills. Amy Dyck posted 48 assists and 10 digs for the Wildcats.
Arizona came out firing, holding a 7-3 lead early in game one. The two teams traded small runs all the way through, but Hawai`i was never able to get the deficit smaller than two points, falling 30-26.
Game two was a battle that gave the crowd their money's worth. UH opened with a 4-0, and continued to lead for the first half of the game. But after the Rainbow Wahine's advantage got to 15-9, Arizona made their comeback. The Wildcats used a 6-1 run to take their first lead of the game at 16-15. Hawai`i got the lead back and was up 24-20 before another UA run, this time of 9-2, gave the Wildcats game point at 29-26.
But the Rainbow Wahine wouldn't go away, scoring the next three pints to tie it up at 29. In all, UH fought off seven game points before a kill by Jamie Houston put the Rainbow Wahine at game point at 35-34. Arizona then scored on a kill by Goodenough to tie it, then getting their eighth game point on a service ace that trickled off the net. Hawai`i scored the next two to take another game point at 37-36. But UA would scored the next three points, including another ace on a let serve, taking the exciting game 39-37.In game three, Arizona used a big 11-4 run early to take a 14-8 edge. Hawai’I got within a point at 15-14, but the Wildcats proved to have too much, and cruised to the 30-24 game three victory.