One night after being dragged to her home court, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team bounced back on Sunday to sweep Texas A&M at the opening of Hawaiian Airlines ’Rainbow Wahine Classic season.
UH (2-1) beat TAMU 25-23, 25-21, 25-23 in the final match of the four-team tournament back at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Tournament champion Marquette swept UH on Saturday.
Brooke Van Sickle led the Rainbow Wahine with 16 dead on Sunday. Mia Johnson added 14.
Morgon Christon had 16 dead for the Aggies (1-2).
UH took the first set behind six murders of Van Sickle, four of Johnson and three of Amber Igiede.
The Aggies were hit by six service errors in just the first seven and eight per game. They include one for the last of the five changes in the first set that put the Wahine ahead 21-20.
Johnson gave Hawaii the lead he would hold in the second set with a kill to get to 12-11.
It was more Johnson in the third set. He got Wahine to a 6-0 lead with three kills. But TAMU fought back and took a 20-18 lead.
Van Sickle put Wahine back in the lead at 21-20 with a service ace. The Aggies avoided two game points before Van Sickle’s final death ended.
In the first game on Sunday, Marquette swept with Fairfield by 25-14, 25-23, 25-15.
Hope Werch and Savannah Rennie led the Golden Eagles (3-0) with 10 kills each. KJ Johnson led the Stags (0-3) with 12.
Marquette’s Taylor Wolf was named MVP of the tournament, and teammates Hannah Vanden Berg and Rennie joined the team for all tournaments. Van Sickle and Igiede of UH, Lauren Davis of TAMU and Johnson of Fairfield were also named to the team.