LAIE, Hawaii – Leilani Adolpho led BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball to a sweep (25-11, 28-26, 26-24) over Dominican on Friday at the Cannon Activities Center.
Adolpho led all players with 14 kills and added eight digs. Kathleen Collette Kalougata contributed 13 kills. Ying Chun (Michelle) Chen led all players with 43 assists, 15 digs and three service aces. Dominican (3-6, 0-3 PacWest) was led by 12 kills from Aimee Steinwand.
BYU-Hawaii (4-6, 2-0 PacWest) finished with 137 kills and 52 kills at a .241 hitting percentage, while holding the Penguins to a .131 percentage.
Malary Reid led the charge to open the first set with four kills during an early 8-1 to put the Seasiders up 10-3. BYU-Hawaii continued to attack with a 7-point run featuring a service ace by Elizabeth Solaita to make the set 19-5. The first set ended 25-11 with a kill by Adolpho.
Kalougata powered a 5-0 run to give BYU-Hawaii the 11-5 advantage early in the second set. Dominican capitalized on several Seasider errors in a 6-1 run of its own to cut the lead to 16-13. After BYU-Hawaii extended its lead back to five, Steinwand and Madaline Powelson helped the Penguins close the Seasider lead to 20-19 with four-consecutive points. The teams continued to trade points, Kalougata ended the set with back-to-back kills to give BYU-Hawaii the 28-26 victory.
The third set started with seesaw scoring until consecutive service aces by Chen extended BYU-Hawaii's lead to 15-10. A 4-point run by Dominican gave them their first lead of the match at 17-16. The Penguins eventually reached set-point at 24-22, but Adolpho took over from there with two kills to tie the match. Sinamoni Tonga gave the Seasiders match point with a kill and an attack error ended the sweep.
BYU-Hawaii will return to the court tomorrow at 2 p.m. HST to face Academy of Art. Live stats and video will be available online.