Krista Vansant had 16 kills and 10 digs as No. 5 Washington slid by No. 8 Hawaii (27-3) in five sets in an NCAA Championship match Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.
Match scores were 20-25, 25-20, 19-25, 27-25 and 15-11. The loss snapped the Rainbow Wahine’s 17-match winning streak.
Jenna Orlandini had 16 digs and Katy Beals dished out 29 assists for the Huskies (25-6). Kylin Munoz added 15 kills and Cassie Strickland chipped in 13 for UW.
Emily Hartong posted 30 kills and 14 digs for Hawaii. Jane Croson added 20 kills and 14 digs.
Next up is a match at Nebraska on Friday.
North Idaho volleyball player Yang Yang was named an NJCAA Division I second-team All-American.
Yang, who was also named to the All-Scenic West Athletic Conference first team, led the Cardinals to an eighth-place finish at the NJCAA Division I national tournament.
She had 70 kills, 12 blocks and 58 digs in the tournament.
Hermiston took first place at the Deer Park Invitational in Deer Park. Mt. Spokane was second, followed by Mead, Colville, Orting, North Central and Deer Park.
The Wildcats had three weight-class champions: Kiegen Shcauer (120 pounds), Richie Bondurant (132) and Tom Harvey (220).
Mead’s Tyler McLean (160) and Chandler Rogers (170) also won their weight classes. Other local weight-class champions included East Valley’s Logan Sunheim (106), Deer Park’s Jake Konzal (126), Shadle Park’s Terrence McKinney (138), Colville’s Chandler Knight (182) and Rogers’ Ken Keller (285).