Volleyball Falls in Hawaii
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Oct. 2) - The third-ranked Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine defeated a scrappy TCU team, 3-0 (15-5, 15-7, 15-13), before 6,934 fans at the Stan Sheriff Center. TCU (6-9, 0-1 WAC) had early leads in each of the first two games before the Wahine (12-0, 1-0 WAC) rebounded to win each game. The Wahine turned the tables on TCU running to a big lead in the third game before the Frogs nearly forced a fourth game.
The Horned Frogs nearly extended the match to four games. After being down 6-1 in the third game, the Frogs rallied to bring the tally to 14-13. But two service errors allowed the Wahine to serve for the match. TCU show spurts in the first two games, leading the first game 3-1 and the second game 4-0 before Hawai'i was able to close each game.
For the match, TCU hit .115, led by sophomore outside hitter Marci King (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS) with 12 kills. Freshman outside hitter Stephanie Watson (Denton, Texas/Denton HS) played well for TCU with 10 kills and a .115 attack percentage.
The Wahine was without its starting setter, using freshman Margaret Vakasausau who led Hawai'i with 38 assists. Also missing in large portions of the match was the WAC's leading hitter, Heather Bown, who was suffering from a bruised shin. Bown played in just two games, with eight kills. Freshman outside hitter Lily Kahumoku led the team with 12 kills.
TCU returns to action on Friday, Oct. 8 at the Rickel Center against SMU. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.