BYU-Hawaii downs Academy of Art for 10th win in a row

BYU-Hawaii downs Academy of Art for 10th win in a row

LAIE, Hawaii (October 25, 2013) - The No. 5 BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball team tacked on another victory against Academy of Art University 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-18) on Friday night in front of a "Pink Out" crowd to stretch its winning streak to 10 matches.

BYU-Hawaii wore special pink jerseys and fans wore pink attire to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Seasiders (17-1, 12-1) defeated the Urban Knights (9-13, 5-9) in three quick sets. Junior, Shih Ting (Stella) Chen led BYU-Hawaii in kills with 20. Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo had 15 digs while Kathleen Collette added 12 digs of her own. Noel Pauga added six kills, two digs and one solo block.

Hitting percentage for the Seasiders was a solid .342 while Academy of Art was held to just .163 for the match.

The first set was back and forth early between the Seasiders and the Knights, nonetheless, BYU-Hawaii was able to come out on top 25-21. The Seasiders led by as many as seven points midway through the set but Academy of Art made a run to make it interesting. Stella Chen led set in kills in the first match with five kills while Pauga and Ying Chun (Michelle) Chen both chipping in with three.

BYU-Hawaii tucked the second set under its belt with ease starting on a 9-3 run and, finishing the set at 25-15. Stella Chen dominated the second set with nine kills.

Academy of Art came out with fire in the third set, but not quite enough to slow BYU-Hawaii's momentum. After the Seasiders took a 3-2 lead the home team never looked back and finished off the match with a 25-18 win.

BYU-Hawaii hits the court again tomorrow afternoon in an early Saturday 4 p.m. start where they face Dixie State University in the Cannon Activities Center.

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