Rainbow Wahine fall to Stanford

The season has come to a bittersweet end for the UH Rainbow Wahine women’s volleyball team, which was bounced out of the NCAA Final Four on Thursday by the Stanford Cardinal. Second-ranked Hawaii lost to third-ranked Stanford 25-30, 27-30 and 24-30, and is now heading home 34-2 for the season.

Stanford is also responsible for the only other loss the Wahine suffered this year. Thursday’s rematch was the seventh time Hawaii advanced to the national semifinals.

Hawaii led Stanford only once in the first game, 4-3. The Cardinal led by as many as six points, and won the game 30-25. In game two, Hawaii held on to a two point lead until Stanford overtook them 7-6. The Wahine then seemed to hit their stride, leading 17-12, then again at 26-24. The Cardinal struck back, though, taking the game 30-27.

Hawaii fought hard in game three, at one point leading 7-3, but Stanford quickly tied it and then answered Hawaii nearly point for point until a tie at 23. The Cardinal then surged ahead to end it 30-24.

In addition to saying goodbye to the championships, the Wahine now also say farewell to three seniors: Jennifer Carey, Margaret Vakasausau and Hedder Ilustre.

Stanford moves on to defend its national title, playing USC tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Rainbow Wahine fall to Stanford

  1. i felt sad when i’ve read the story about “rainbow wahine fall to stanford. iwas really upset.i’m very much affected by that issue but still my support for rainbow wahine women’s volleyball team especially to their libero, ASHLEY MARISSA WATANABE and KANOE KAMANAO,ALICIA ARNOTT,TARA HITTLE, AND VICTORIA PRINCE. i love them all. coach dave shoji really do his best!!! i’m one of your many fans in the philippines.gud luck!!!!!

  2. hi i’m one of a million fans of rainbow wahine women’s volleyball team…i’m from makati,philippines…the first time i read the story, i feel sad…coz your my idol…i always watch your game in solar sport.i enjoy watching the game of your team…especially kanoe kamanao,tara hittle,ashley watanabe,alicia arnott and victoria prince. the news “rainbow wahine fall to stanford” really affects me so…but i will not loose faith that you will win in your next game…GOOD LUCK GUYS…

  3. hi rainbow wahine…i’m one of your fans here in the philippines… i really love watching your games…i feel sad when i read the article about your game against stanford…but no matter what happens i will always support you guys… good luck…

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