Seasiders start off mainland trip with a win over Argonauts

Shih Ting Chen led the way with 15 kills to lead the match on an efficient .406 hitting percentage. The junior also added 15 digs. Kathleen Collette chipped in seven kills and 10 digs. Redshirt freshman Noel Pauga posted two solo blocks to add a strong defensive presence.

The Seasiders (9-1, 4-1) looked like the No. 6 team in the nation as they took care of Notre Dame de Namur (3-10, 1-4) in three sets. BYU-Hawaii had a late 5-0 run to end the first set 25-20, the closest of the three.

BYU-Hawaii started the second set quickly leaving the Argonauts in the dust. Notre Dame de Namur had two consecutive aces on the Seasiders in an attempt to make a last minute run. Huafa Saulala put an end to that with a kill to put BYU-Hawaii ahead 24-14.

An offensive error committed by the Argonauts ended the second set 25-14 in favor of the Seasiders.

BYU-Hawaii didn't look back when it jumped ahead in the third set and closed out the night in Belmont 25-15. Notre Dame de Namur cut the lead to 19-14 at one point but never got any closer as the Seasiders put together a 6-1 run to the end.

BYU-Hawaii looks for another win as it heads to Oakland to face Holy Names on Friday at 7 p.m. PT.

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