Women's Volleyball

Seasiders hit the road to continue PacWest play

Seasiders hit the road to continue PacWest play

LAIE, Hawaii – No. 4 BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball begins their first PacWest road trip looking to increase their three-match win streak.

Fresno Pacific
Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. PDT

Dominican (Calif.)
Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. PDT

Notre Dame de Namur
Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. PDT

BYU-Hawaii (6-3, 3-0 PacWest)
The Seasiders swept the University of Hawaii at Hilo in their only match last weekend. Outside hitter Shih Ting (Stella) Chen had a stellar outing finishing with 24 kills. Her kill total is the most by a player in a three set match in the NCAA Division II this season and was the third highest total of her career.

Chen leads the conference and is fourth in the NCAA with 4.73 kills per set. Her 5.35 points per set is currently second in the nation. Middle blocker Kalistina Takau is fourth in the conference with 1.07 blocks per set and sixth with a .335 hitting percentage.

Setter Elizabeth Blake Solaita followed her 51 assist performance against Hawaii Pacific with 40 in the match with Hilo. She averages 9.33 assists per set ranking fourth in the conference.

Fresno Pacific (7-5, 1-2 PacWest)
The Sunbirds opened conference play with two losses to Point Loma and California Baptist before defeating Azusa Pacific on Sept. 20. They're strong blocking play leads the PacWest in solo blocks (30) and is second in blocks per set (2.14).

Middle blocker Kathleen Anderson leads the conference with a .389 hitting percentage and is second with 1.32 blocks per set. Libero Hannah Butler has also had a strong start in the 2014 season leading the conference in digs (245) and digs per set (5.44).

Dominican (2-11, 0-5 PacWest)
The Penguins have had a rough start to conference action and are currently on a seven game losing skid. Despite their struggles, middle blocker Samantha Rains leads the PacWest's top blocking attack with a conference best 1.27 blocks per set individually and 2.25 blocks per set as a team.

Notre Dame de Namur (0-11, 0-4 PacWest)
The Argos are led by middle blocker Sifagatogo Faaiu's 2.34 kills per set and seven service aces. Setter Margare Billingsley is 12th in the PacWest with 165 assists. Notre Dame de Namur has struggled as a team in the early part of the season and have yet to win a match this season.

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