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Hannah Rooks vs. USC
3/26/2016 8:27:00 PM
Florida State Box Score | FIU Box Score

DeLAND, Fla. - The fifth-ranked University of Hawai'i women's beach volleyball team opened Day 2 of the Stetson Invitational, Saturday, which included an upset victory over previously unbeaten No. 2 Florida State and a win over No. 10 Florida International.
 
The Rainbow Wahine (9-5) finished the tournament as the only undefeated squad and extended their win streak to six matches. The 4-1 win over FSU is a big boost as UH tries to qualify for the first-ever NCAA Championship to be held in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 6-8.
 
UH began the day with a big match-up against FSU. Action was tight from the start until the reigning Big West Conference Pair of the Week Ari Homayun and Hannah Zalapony pulled away for their fifth consecutive straight-set victory of the weekend at the No. 4 spot. After going overtime to win the first set, the pair settled down in the second for a sweep and UH's first point. Next to finish, were the veteran pair of Mikayla Tucker and Ginger Long who beat an upstart FSU team at No. 5 in three closely contested sets, giving UH a commanding 2-0 lead going to the second round.
 
The second round saw strong action from the Sandbows. At No. 2, captain Katie Spieler's defensive prowess and partner Emily Maglio's blocking was on display in full force. Speiler, a Santa Barbara native and senior leader paired again with Maglio, UH's "Great Wall of Canada," for a dominant win sealing the team victory for the Sandbows.
 
Next to the finish line were the team of Ka'iwi Shucht and Hannah Rooks, who would go on to cap a perfect weekend in a hard fought two-set sweep at No. 3. The sharp shooting pair won back-to-back deuce sets to put the 'Bows up 4-0. Hawai'i's No. 1 pair of Nikki Taylor and Lara Schreiber battled hard through three sets but fell just short.
 
The busy weekend was made longer after UH agreed to push back its start time against FIU, after UCLA, coached by Hawai'i native Stein Metzger, saw its match run late and pushing its Saturday night flight up against the clock.
 
When play began after the extended break, Hawai'i's Homayun and Zalapony once again claimed straight sets at No. 4 while UH lost a heartbreaking third set at No. 5 to tie the match at 1-1. Rooks and Shucht delivered the lead back to UH in straight sets for a 2-1 lead and the 'Bows clinched the win at No. 2 where Taylor and Schreiber stepped up big to win in three sets. Last to finish was Maglio and Spieler, who battled back from a first set loss, to win 15-6 in the third set.
 
Hawai'i will return to Honolulu to prepare for a big homestand against Pac-12 teams Arizona State and rival UCLA, whom the 'Bows suffered a 3-2 loss earlier this season.
 
Final: Hawai'i 4, FSU 1
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 3, 1
1. Jace Parden/Julie Brown (FSU) def. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) 21-17, 20-22, 15-9
2. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 21-13, 21-13
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-19, 27-25
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Macy Jerger/Cecille Woie (FSU) 29-27, 21-16
5. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Hailey Luke/Nikki Esposito (FSU) 22-20, 21-23, 15-10
 
Final: Hawai'i 4, Florida International 1
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 3, 1, 2
1. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Anabela Sataric/Aren Cupp (FIU) 12-21, 21-16, 15-4
2. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) def. Katie Hogan/Dominique Dodd (FIU) 21-12, 16-21, 15-6
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Anne Marie Taylor/Kari Peterson (FIU) 21-14, 21-18
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Savannah Davis/Natalia Giron (FIU) 21-18, 21-19
5. Tina Toghiyani/Estefanie Bethancour (FIU) def. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) 11-21, 21-19, 16-14
 
 
#HawaiiBVB
 
Hannah Rooks vs. USC
3/26/2016 8:27:00 PM
Florida State Box Score | FIU Box Score

DeLAND, Fla. - The fifth-ranked University of Hawai'i women's beach volleyball team opened Day 2 of the Stetson Invitational, Saturday, which included an upset victory over previously unbeaten No. 2 Florida State and a win over No. 10 Florida International.
 
The Rainbow Wahine (9-5) finished the tournament as the only undefeated squad and extended their win streak to six matches. The 4-1 win over FSU is a big boost as UH tries to qualify for the first-ever NCAA Championship to be held in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 6-8.
 
UH began the day with a big match-up against FSU. Action was tight from the start until the reigning Big West Conference Pair of the Week Ari Homayun and Hannah Zalapony pulled away for their fifth consecutive straight-set victory of the weekend at the No. 4 spot. After going overtime to win the first set, the pair settled down in the second for a sweep and UH's first point. Next to finish, were the veteran pair of Mikayla Tucker and Ginger Long who beat an upstart FSU team at No. 5 in three closely contested sets, giving UH a commanding 2-0 lead going to the second round.
 
The second round saw strong action from the Sandbows. At No. 2, captain Katie Spieler's defensive prowess and partner Emily Maglio's blocking was on display in full force. Speiler, a Santa Barbara native and senior leader paired again with Maglio, UH's "Great Wall of Canada," for a dominant win sealing the team victory for the Sandbows.
 
Next to the finish line were the team of Ka'iwi Shucht and Hannah Rooks, who would go on to cap a perfect weekend in a hard fought two-set sweep at No. 3. The sharp shooting pair won back-to-back deuce sets to put the 'Bows up 4-0. Hawai'i's No. 1 pair of Nikki Taylor and Lara Schreiber battled hard through three sets but fell just short.
 
The busy weekend was made longer after UH agreed to push back its start time against FIU, after UCLA, coached by Hawai'i native Stein Metzger, saw its match run late and pushing its Saturday night flight up against the clock.
 
When play began after the extended break, Hawai'i's Homayun and Zalapony once again claimed straight sets at No. 4 while UH lost a heartbreaking third set at No. 5 to tie the match at 1-1. Rooks and Shucht delivered the lead back to UH in straight sets for a 2-1 lead and the 'Bows clinched the win at No. 2 where Taylor and Schreiber stepped up big to win in three sets. Last to finish was Maglio and Spieler, who battled back from a first set loss, to win 15-6 in the third set.
 
Hawai'i will return to Honolulu to prepare for a big homestand against Pac-12 teams Arizona State and rival UCLA, whom the 'Bows suffered a 3-2 loss earlier this season.
 
Final: Hawai'i 4, FSU 1
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 3, 1
1. Jace Parden/Julie Brown (FSU) def. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) 21-17, 20-22, 15-9
2. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 21-13, 21-13
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-19, 27-25
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Macy Jerger/Cecille Woie (FSU) 29-27, 21-16
5. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Hailey Luke/Nikki Esposito (FSU) 22-20, 21-23, 15-10
 
Final: Hawai'i 4, Florida International 1
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 3, 1, 2
1. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Anabela Sataric/Aren Cupp (FIU) 12-21, 21-16, 15-4
2. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) def. Katie Hogan/Dominique Dodd (FIU) 21-12, 16-21, 15-6
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Anne Marie Taylor/Kari Peterson (FIU) 21-14, 21-18
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Savannah Davis/Natalia Giron (FIU) 21-18, 21-19
5. Tina Toghiyani/Estefanie Bethancour (FIU) def. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) 11-21, 21-19, 16-14
 
 
#HawaiiBVB
 

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