HONOLULU (Sept. 28, 2013) After suffering its first loss of the year earlier in the week, the BYU–Hawaii women's volleyball team showed why they are the No. 4 team in the nation with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-17) victory over Chaminade on Saturday.
With their fast transition offense, the Seasiders (8-1, 3-1) were able to catch the Silver Swords (4-5, 1-3) off guard many times. The Seasiders high powered offense was led by junior Shih Ting Chen, who recorded 13 kills and seven digs. Erh Fang Hsu came up big with three solo blocks to go along with her eight kills and Noel Pauga added eight kills of her own.
At the start of the first set BYU–Hawaii and Chaminade went back and forth, point for point, but the Seasiders pulled away in the first set going on a seven-point run to get ahead 16-9. The Silver Swords managed a comeback, but fell short as the Seasiders put the first set away 25-21.
The Seasiders trailed for the first time in the game in the middle of the second set 13-11, but overcame the early deficit to go on and win the second set 25-21.
BYU–Hawaii was in cruise control in the third set as they handily took the set 25-17 to win the match 3-0.
The Seasiders will head out for the first of their four-game mainland trip as they take on Notre Dame de Namur (3-9) in Belmont, Calif. on Oct. 2.