Rainbow Wahine volleyball team rallies to give coach Robyn Ah Mow 100th win

Hawaii middle blocker Amber Igiede put away a career-high 24 kills to help give Rainbow Wahine coach Robyn Ah Mow her 100th career victory — a five-set win over UC Davis today in Davis, Calif.

After a slow start, Igiede helped power the Big West-leading Rainbow Wahine (14-6, 11-1) to their third five-set win of the season, 16-25, 25-12, 28-26, 19-25, 15-9, at the University Credit Union Center.

Igiede was in on seven of UH’s nine blocks, teaming with Riley Wagoner for a block on match point.

Freshman outside hitter Caylen Alexander posted six of her 18 kills in the pivotal third set and setter Kate Lang had five kills to go along with 50 assists.

Opposite Braelyn Akana contributed nine kills on 16 attempts. Wagoner struggled offensively for most of the match with five kills and five errors, but the UH floor captain put away two kills late in the fifth set, had 11 digs and teamed with Igiede on the block to end the match.

Libero Tayli Ikenaga led the UH defense with 14 digs and Kendra Ham added 12. Ham’s third ace of the night gave UH match point.

UC Davis (9-13, 4-8) threatened to snap a 16-match losing streak in the series with UH led by outside hitter Demari Webb’s season-high 21 kills in 44 attempts. Middle blocker Josephine Ough added 11 kills and was in on seven of the Aggies’ 11 blocks.

After a 1-1 tie, UC Davis led for the remainder of the opening set. UH had one kill and four errors in its first 12 attacks and the Aggies opened up a 12-5 lead on an ace by Casi