ST. GEORGE, Utah – BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball dropped the final match of its road trip to the mainland 25-19, 25-19, 25-14 to Dixie State Monday night at the Dixie Student Activities Center.
Sinamoni Tonga led the Seasiders (6-21, 4-14 PacWest) with 12 kills, while Lacy Lange had 11. Delayne Daniel led the Trailblazers (16-11, 12-7 PacWest) with a match-high 16 kills and Malary Marshall added 10 blocks.
Dixie State hit .375 for the match and held BYU-Hawaii a .074 percentage with 11 blocks.
Lacy Lange led an early charge for the Seasiders with a block and a kill for an early 5-2 lead. The Trailblazers slowly chipped away at the lead to tie it at 8-8 and then take an 11-10 lead on a Kailey Frei ace. After BYU-Hawaii retook the lead 14-13, Lindsay Garrett found the floor on three kills to lead a 5-1 run and grab the 18-15 lead. Brittany Waite and Lacy Lange combined for a block that trimmed the lead to one, but the Trailblazers closed out the set on a 6-1 run.
Garrett again provided the offense for Dixie State early in the second set with a solo block and a kill to power a 6-1 run to take the 10-4 lead. BYU-Hawaii closed the gap to five points twice, but were unable to get any runs to get back into the set as the Trailblazers traded points for the 25-19 set victory.
Leilani Adolpho roofed Brette Anderson and followed up with a kill to push the Seasiders in front 4-1 early in the third set, but Dixie answered quickly with a 7-0 run led by strong blocking to take the 8-4 lead. Tonga cut the lead to two with a kill, but Marshall led a strong blocking attack for the Trailblazers with three blocks to score eight unanswered and take a 22-12 lead. The teams traded points from there and Dixie State took the set victory.
BYU-Hawaii will return to the islands to take on Hawaii Pacific at 11 a.m. HST in the Cannon Activities Center. Live stats will be available online.