Oct. 4, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State welcomed in Fox Sports West and 2,421 fans into the Walter Pyramid along with No. 6 Hawai'i, but could not find their way to the victory in a 25-11, 25-21, 25-16 loss to the Rainbow Wahine.
The 49ers were bolstered by the return of Bre Mackie and Haleigh Hampton, but the 49ers were unable to find a rhythm against Hawai'i (14-1, 3-0 Big West), hitting .079 on the evening and sporting a variety of lineups. Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Chisom Okpala each had nine kills for Long Beach State (8-8, 1-2 Big West).
The 49ers recovered to take one early lead at 6-5 after a 3-0 start from the Rainbow Wahine. Hawai'i pulled back in front 10-7. The Hawai'i run continued until Aigner-Swesey gave the 49ers a sideout at 15-7, and the Rainbow Wahine went on a second big run, scoring the final seven points in a 25-11 set one win.
That momentum continued for Hawai'i in the second set, as the Rainbow Wahine opened the set on a 9-1 run. Eventually, the Rainbow Wahine would open up a 16-4 lead in the set, but Long Beach State would mount a rally. Two kills from Hampton, a solo block and a block with Aigner-Swesey cut the lead to 18-10, and the after a sideout, Okpala put away two straight overpass kills. The push for the 49ers would continue with a pair of blocks, and then a kill from Okpala brought the 49ers to within four at 22-18. UH picked up a sideout to end the run, however, and ultimately held on to win the set 25-21.
Hawai'i took an early lead once again, opening up the third set 7-2. Long Beach State pulled to within two at 9-7 on a kill from Erin Juley, but the Rainbow Wahine again had an answer, pushing out to a 16-9 advantage. Hawai'i ultimately hit .375 in the third set and won the match with a 25-16 victory.
Long Beach State continues Big West action next week, traveling to Cal State Northridge on Thursday before heading to UC Davis for a Saturday match.
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