LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball fell in a 25-23, 25-16, 25-11 sweep to Northwest Nazarene on Thursday.
Sinamoni Tonga and Malary Reid combined for 15 kills for BYU-Hawaii (2-3) along with Michelle Chen who added in 28 assists. The strong play by Tonga, Reid, and Chen was not quite enough to lead BYU-Hawaii to a victory over Northwest Nazarene (2-3).
BYU-Hawaii and Northwest Nazarene were in a very competitive first set, as the highest lead for either team did not exceed 3 points. The Crusaders ended the set on a 3-1 run taking the first set.
Northwest Nazarene jumped out to a quick 6-2 lead in the second set. The Seasiders were able to regroup bringing the game to a tie at 12. The Crusaders responded nicely as they used attack errors committed by the Seasiders. Northwest Nazarene closed the second set by going on a 13-4 run to win the set and jump to a quick 2-0 lead over the Seasiders.
Northwest Nazarene dominated the third and final set, winning 25-11. The Crusaders came out swinging as they took a quick 12-6 lead over the Seasiders. Sophomore Madi Farrell led all players with 11 kills.
The Seasiders will be back in action Friday at 11:15am PST, as they take on Western Washington. Live stats and video will be available online.