HONOLULU -- Hawaii got its 32nd trip to the NCAA tournament off to a good start with a 3-1 victory in the opening round against Idaho State on Friday night. Scores of the sets were 25-16, 19-25, 25-12, 25-13.
Outside of the second set when Hawaii .233 hitting percent, the Rainbow Wahine got better as the match went on. In their three set wins, the Rainbow Wahine hit .348, .467 and .571.
Emily Hartong had a match-high 21 kills for Hawaii while Nikki Taylor added 11. In all, Hawaii finished the match with 58 kills.
Next up for the Rainbow Wahine is BYU, which advanced on Friday in a five-set thriller against Arizona State.