• Willoughby named Player of the Week
• UH wins 3 in a row
Willoughby named Player of the Week
Kim Willoughby has been named the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 8 giving her player of the week honors eight times during her career.
The senior left-side hitter hit .461 in four matches last week as the Rainbow Wahine went 4-0 on the week, including a win over No. 11 UCLA.
Hawai‘i was also 3-0 enroute to winning the Aston Imura Challenge with Willoughby picking up the Most Outstanding Player honors for the second straight tournament.
Willoughby also broke Hawai‘i records for the second straight week, where against Baylor, the Napoleanville, La. native tied the school record for single-match aces with six, and broke the school record for career aces with 140. Willoughby also surpassed the 2,000-career kill mark.
Willoughby recorded 102 kills and 42 digs in four matches, averaging 6.80 kills per game, while hitting .471. Against No. 11 UCLA, Willoughby recorded 34 kills, three aces, and 17 digs.
UH wins 3 in a row
Robyn deHay scored the University of Hawai‘i’s only goal in their 1-0 win over Long Beach, extending its win record to three straight, and second straight road win.
The Rainbow Wahine scored midway through the first half then withstood a desperate attack by the winless 49ers in the minutes for the win.
Senior Mia Moe helped UH get on the scoreboard by delivering a perfect pass to deHay in the 25th minute, Moe lofting a diagonal pass from the right flank to deHay. deHay beat out the 49er defender, dribbled the ball a few yards before nailing a right-footed straight-away shot from eight yards out, giving the Stanford transfer her first career goal as a Rainbow. deHay leads the team with four assists.
Moe sustained a sprained left knee in the second half, and her status is questionable for the next game with pits the Rainbow Wahine against UC Riverside.