Seasiders run streak to nine with sweep of No. 23 Fresno Pacific

Seasiders run streak to nine with sweep of No. 23 Fresno Pacific

LAIE, Hawaii (Oct. 23, 2013) – Shih Ting (Stella) Chen's 16 kills helped lead the No. 5 BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball team over the No. 23 Fresno Pacific Sunbirds in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-22) victory on Wednesday night.

Chen's 16 kills tied the match-high to go along with two aces and 11 digs. Erica Willes added 11 kills and one solo block while Noel Pauga was big at the net with three solo blocks on the night.

The first set was tightly contested early on at 11-11, however once the Seasiders (16-1, 11-1) found their groove there was no turning back. BYU-Hawaii went on to close out the first set 25-18.

BYU-Hawaii found itself in trouble in the second set down 17-11, but managed to fight back erasing the deficit down to just one point. The Seasiders took the lead for the first time in the set at 21-20 and then put the pedal to the metal closing out the second set 25-22.

The Sunbirds (10-7, 5-5) fought hard all through the third set to avoid the sweep but could not seem break away from the home team. Despite taking a 12-9 lead, every time Fresno Pacific slugged the Seasiders, BYU-Hawaii was able to punch right back and retake control. The Seasiders tied it up a 21-21 and finished strong winning the third set 25-22.

The Seasiders won't get much rest before their next match as they face off with Academy of Art Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Activities Center. Friday's contest will be a special "Pink Out" game for breast cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to wear pink attire and the team will wear special pink jerseys.

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