SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2013) - For the fourth straight match the No. 6 BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball team won in three sets. This time it was over Dominican University on the road (26-24, 25-12, 25-17) on Saturday.
The Seasiders (11-1, 6-1) have won in three sets in every victory but one on the season.
BYU-Hawaii got an offensive group effort together as four Seasiders recorded at least seven kills. Shih Ting Chen logged 17 to lead the match, Erh Fang Hsu had 11 while Erica Willes and Huafa Saulala added seven apiece.
In a dramatic first set, Dominican and BYU-Hawaii went down to the wire. The Seasiders led 17-11 but faced an opportunistic home team that battled back to tie the game at 23-23. Tied again at 24-all, a kill from Saulala and an error from Dominican gave BYU the first-set win 26-24.
BYU-Hawaii controlled the second and third sets. After an early 2-2 tie in the second set, the Seasiders led the rest of the way through the set and for all of the third, winning set two 25-12 and set three 25-17. The team hit .645 in the second set.
In a short turnaround, BYU-Hawaii will face its toughest test of the season as the team visits No. 21 Fresno Pacific in a Pacific West Conference showdown. The match is set for Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. PT. Live stats and video can be found HERE.