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BeachBows Conclude Extended Road Trip With Big West Challenge

by Staff

The No. 12 University of Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball team wraps up a 12-match road trip with the Big West Challenge, March 22-24, in North California.
The Rainbow Wahine (9-8) will take on six Big West opponents over the span of three days in a prelude to the Big West Championship late next month in Long Beach. All six matches will be played on the campuses of UC Davis and Sacramento State. 
UH has already faced nine Top 10 opponents this year, and two more await the ‘Bows this weekend. UH will face No. 7 Long Beach State on Saturday March 23 and No. 9 Cal Poly to conclude the tournament on Sunday, March 24. It will be the first time UH will face the squads since they each upset the ‘Bows in last year’s Big West Championship in Honolulu. 

The ‘Bows have already played six matches on the road since last Friday, March 15. UH went 2-2 at the East Meets West Invitational in Manhattan Beach last weekend, before splitting a pair of matches versus Concordia University Irvine and top-ranked USC on Tuesday. 


This Week’s Schedule

Big West Challenge

Friday, March 22 (@UC Davis)

vs. CSUN…………………9:30 a.m. HT

at UC Davis……………….12:00 p.m. HT

Saturday, March 23 (@Sac State)

vs. Long Beach State……..10:00 a.m. HT

vs. CSU Bakersfield………12:00 p.m. HT

Sunday, March 24 (@Sac State)

at Sacramento State…………………6:00 a.m. HT

vs. Cal Poly………………….10:00 a.m. HT


All-Time Series Records: The ‘Bows are 9-0 against CSUN who is led by former UH great Ari Homayun…all nine wins have come via shutout…UH is 8-1 against UC Davis, including 2-0 in Davis…the lone loss came in the 2022 Big West Challenge at  Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach…that loss to UCD snapped UH’s 105-match win streak against unranked opponents that stretched for nearly 10 years…’Bows are 5-0 against Sacramento State and this will be just the team’s second-ever visit to their campus…..UH is 23-9 all-time against LBSU…the ‘Bows defeated the Beach seven straight times, including in last year’s Big West Challenge, before falling to LBSU in the Big West Tournament in Honolulu….the ‘Bows are a perfect 8-0 all-time versus CSU Bakersfield with all but one of those wins coming on a neutral court…UH is 14-11 all-time against Cal Poly…the team’s split a pair of matches last season. 


‘Bow Bits: UH has used 13 different pairing combinations this year…the No. 1 pair of Jaime SanterAlana Embry and the duo of Sydney Amiatu and Riley Wagoner, who have toggled between the No. 3 and 4 courts, are the only pairs to appear in all 17 matches together…those two pairs, along with the No. 2 pair of Kaylee Glagau and Julia Thelle are 7-3 each in their last 10 matches…the duo of Sarah Burton and Caprice Lorenzo are the latest combination to enter the lineup, playing at the No. 5 court in UH’s last match vs. top-ranked USC. 

Climbing the Charts: With three wins over the last week, Kaylee Glagau now has 90 career dual matches wins and in sole possession of fifth all-time at UH, just behind Morgan Martin (91) and Ka’iwi Schucht…fellow senior Jaime Santer, who has notched 10 wins thus far this year, now has 71 dual match wins for her career and is in a tie for 10th all-time with Sofia Russo and Nikki Taylor. 

Versus Ranked Squads: UH is 99-89 (.527) all-time versus ranked squads, including 2-8 this season…all eight losses came against Top 10 squads and UH will face two more more this weekend…UH is 47-40 against ranked squads at a neutral site. 

Versus Unranked Squads: UH is 138-4 (.972) all-time vs. unranked squads, including 7-0 this year…the ‘Bows are 58-2 all-time against unranked teams at neutral sites.



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