LAIE, Hawaii (Nov. 1, 2013) - The No. 4 BYU-Hawaii Seasiders dominated the Holy Names Hawks Friday at in three short sets (25-8, 25-14, 25-20) at the Cannon Activities Center.
The Seasiders (20-1, 15-1) had a .273 hitting percentage against Holy Names but it was good enough as BYU-Hawaii held the Hawks (1-24, 1-14) to a negative (-). 019 percentage. Freshman Noel Pauga had a standout match with 10 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. She added two digs and one solo block.
Shih Ting (Stella) Chen led the match with 14 kills and 17 digs.
The first set started off slow until the score was 5-5, when the Seasiders kicked it back into gear. With the help of Pauga, Stella Chen and Ying Chun (Michelle) Chen BYU-Hawaii was able to pull away and win the set with a score of 25-8.
The next set the Seasiders were in the lead the entire time. Pauga was efficient with a .667 hitting percentage in the second set helping BYU-Hawaii take the win from the Hawks 25-14.
The last set was close and was filled with several back-and-forth ongoing volleys. The Hawks kept it within five most of the match, even cutting the lead down to two at 19-17 before the Seasiders put them away 25-20 in the third and final set.
BYU-Hawaii heads back on the road one last time for the regular season as it visits Azusa Pacific on Nov. 7 in California.