Wednesday, 27 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

UCLA Downs No. 23 Hawai’i for Outrigger Volleyball Challenge Title


HONOLULU, Hawaii – Grayce Olson led the UCLA women’s volleyball team with 16 kills in its ranked, 3-1 victory over No. 23 Hawai’i in the Stan Sheriff Center Sunday night.
Set scores were 23-25, 25-15, 25-23 and 25-22.
With the win, the Bruins (7-1) were crowned Outrigger Volleyball Challenge champions for the second year in a row. Tonight also marked Alfee Reft‘s first victory over a ranked opponent as a head coach.
Iman Ndiaye, who was named tournament MVP, reached double-digit kills for the third time this week with 13 kills, five digs and two service aces against the Rainbow Wahine (5-3). Olson hit an efficient .364 and tallied three block assists en route to earning all-tournament team honors. Cheridyn Leverette was also selected to the all-tournament team. She posted a team-high 18.0 points, 13 kills, three blocks, three service aces and eight digs versus Hawai’i.
Libero Peyton Dueck led UCLA with 16 digs. Audrey Pak and Ashley Mullen rotated at the setter position, recorded 25 and 20 assists, respectively.
The Bruins found themselves in a 7-2 hole early in set one. A solo block and block assist by Pak inched the Bruins closer to 15-11. Defensive specialist Kat Lutz led a 4-0 run from the service line, tying up the set on a tip kill from Leverette at 18-18. The two squads traded points until the 21-21 mark when Hawai’i pulled away.
Pak provided a defensive spark at the beginning of set two with another solo block and block…

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