Rainbow Wāhine volleyball sweeps West Virginia

Friday night, the Rainbow Whine volleyball team defeated West Virginia, its second opponent in the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge, 25-19, 25-17, and 25-21.

Amber Igiede continued to rule the SimpliFi Arena court at Stan Sheriff Center, tallying 16 kills and 9 blocks for the Rainbow Whine (2-3).

Before making her first hitting error in the middle of the third set and concluding with a.625 hitting percentage, the junior middle blocker went through much of the match without making a mistake.

The Hawai'i block party was likewise led by Igiede's nine blocks, as the Rainbow Whine recorded 14.5 blocks across three sets and Igiede tied a career-high with three solo blocks.

Hawai'i coach Robyn Ah Mow made a joke about the player having 14 blocks if she had set her mind to it.

"We don't have to tell Amber, 'Hey, you've got to pick that up,' in this case. She works hard when she is there, which accounts for her.625 hitting percentage.

Igiede, who contributed more than 45% of the Rainbow Whine's 35 kills on Friday night, was the main offensive weapon for Hawai'i.

As the Whine's floor captain and freshman Caylen Alexander each had a brief run from the service line, which helped Hawai'i pull away and win the opening,